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Custom home in Westport CT by DeMotte Architects

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: DeMotte Architects

This project started out as an addition/remodel to a really nice little cape…”we’d like to remove the roof and build a second story addition”. This kind of project usually leads to extensive remodeling of the first floor, at which point you’re very close to the cost of just building a new house. One I heard “we’d also like taller ceilings on the first floor”, that’s when the decision was made to tear down the house & build a new house in it’s place.

Image Courtesy © DeMotte Architects

Image Courtesy © DeMotte Architects

  • Architects: DeMotte Architects (Brad DeMotte)
  • Project: Custom home in Westport CT
  • Location: Westport CT, U.S.A

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Hoan House in Nha Trang, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects + ICADA

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

The house is located in Nha Trang, a city in central Vietnam surrounded by the beautiful ocean and mountains. The client wanted a large house with a large garden. Answering to this request, a single roof is designed as a hanging garden to plant numerous trees and plants on it. The local building code, however, requires almost 50% of the roof area to be covered by gray or orange-color tilings and to be sloped. To obey this rule but maximize the green area atop, the roof is divided into parallel bands of greened roofs and  tiled roofs in an alternating sequence.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects + ICADA
  • Project: Hoan House
  • Location: Nha Trang, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Principal Architects: Vo Trong Nghia + Masaaki Iwamoto
  • Site Area: 492.00 M2
  • Foot Print: 235.2 M2
  • GFA: 276.77 m2
  • Built: 03.2015

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Yerger Residence in Phoenix, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

This site for this project has one main view to the east towards Camelback Mountain.  The intent of the project was to focus the views towards the iconic landmark to capture it and have it constantly presenced in the experience of the house while creating other introspective moments of experience.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC (Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart)
  • Project: Yerger Residence
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2005 and 3DS max 6
  • Structural Engineering: AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
  • Construction Company: Creative Concrete and Masonry, LLC
  • Construction Area: 3,890 sf or 361.40 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007-2009

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The Barn House in Diamond Point, New York by Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture

The idea of working with repeated motives of a barn gable is inspired by the American painters Charles Sheeler and Andrew Wyeth. Sculptural monoliths of barns are orientated according to the sloping landscapes giving interesting compositions where many volumes in various directions can be seen as a layered additive structure.

Image Courtesy © Sigurd Larsen

Image Courtesy © Sigurd Larsen

  • Architects: Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture
  • Project: The Barn House
  • Location: Diamond Point, New York, Lake George, USA
  • Photography: Sigurd Larsen
  • Client: Ruth and Mark Ward
  • General Contractor: Darrow Mansfield
  • Size: 140m2
  • Year of completion: 2016

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Binh House in Ha Noi, Vietnam by Landmak Architecture

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Landmak Architecture

This house is built on a bad land shape which is separated from the narrowest part of a large land. It has ugly shape and is most cramped. In suburban, people often build houses on very large land plots, therefore, the small area (in comparison with the land in this area) is paid less attention to build a house.

Image Courtesy © Le Anh Duc

Image Courtesy © Le Anh Duc

  • Architects: Landmak Architecture
  • Project: Binh House
  • Location: Hoa Lac, Thach That, Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Le Anh Duc
  • Architect in Charge: Ta Tien Vinh, Truong Tuan Chung
  • Design Team: Le Minh Hoang, Ngo Hung, Tran Viet Phu, Nguyen Thao, Vu Nam Son, Pham Dinh Hanh, Dang Viet Anh
  • Project year: 2015

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White marble in Chojnow, Poland by Marmur Studio

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Marmur Studio

At first glance, the goal was clear. Modernize an existing kitchen cum dining room located on the ground floor of a single-family home. How appearances can be deceiving! In conversation with the owners, we discovered that half of the house was to later serve as an office. As the office side would face the garden, the original idea was to build a long corridor leading from the kitchen to the terrace door. Our proposal to switch the location of the kitchen and office at first surprised the owners but, after consideration, was found to offer an ideal solution – a functional arrangement separating work space from home life while concomitantly providing the kitchen with a beautiful garden view.

Image Courtesy © Maciej Lulko

Image Courtesy © Maciej Lulko

  • Architects: Marmur Studio
  • Project: White marble
  • Location: Chojnow, Poland
  • Photography: Maciej Lulko
  • Designer: Anna Kolodzinska (Marmur Studio)
  • Area: 25m2

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Meadowcroft in Hampshire, UK by OB Architecture

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: OB Architecture

The brief required a large contemporary family house that would take advantage of the lovely views over the fields and the Solent beyond.

The site lies within an Area of Special Character that is made up of predominantly traditional pitched roof houses, so the design of the new house had to mediate between the clients’ desire for a contemporary house and the planners’ requirements for a pitched roof form. The design also had to appear modest from the front to respect the 2-storey properties either side.

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

  • Architects: OB Architecture (James Chapman)
  • Project: Meadowcroft
  • Location: Hampshire, UK
  • Photography: Martin Gardner
  • Structural Engineer: McCarey Simmonds
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 400sqm
  • Start on Site Date: July 2013
  • Completion: January 2015

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La Maison Haute in Québec, Canada by Atelier Pierre Thibault

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Pierre Thibault

La Maison Haute was designed to reinforce the relationship between the residents, their immediate surroundings and the view on Lac Clair. Located on a plateau, in the middle of a steep hill, circled by mature trees and a narrow river, the construction offers an atmosphere of protection within a vertiginous body. Despite being compact, the living spaces interact through double and triple heights and offer a breathtaking sight of the forest, from the bottom of the trunk to the leaves. The master bedroom acts as an overlook on the nearby lake, giving the impression of sleeping in a cozy cabin, lodged through the branches. Attached to the main volume by a thin entry porch, an exterior room lives by the rhythm of the seasons. Protected from changing weather, sit by the fireplace, residents can appreciate every day the sound of the water pouring, the clicking of leaves or the slow fall of snowflakes.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

Image Courtesy © Maxime Brouillet

  • Architects: Atelier Pierre Thibault
  • Project: La Maison Haute
  • Location: Lac Clair, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Maxime Brouillet
  • Design Team: Pierre Thibault, Julie Poisson, Mathieu Leclerc
  • Year: 2016

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House ER in Goiás, Brazil by Estúdio MRGB

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Article source: Estúdio MRGB 

The house ER is situated 70km northwest of Brasília. It dates from 2008, at the time we were contacted to make a beautiful property in the country. The challenge that we accepted in a heartbeat. After eight years we received one unexpected news. We were informed that finally the house will be built. Obviously some modification were needed, but without prejudice to the original conception of the house. They actually contribute significantly to the design.

Image Courtesy © Hermes Romão and Igor Campos

Image Courtesy © Hermes Romão and Igor Campos

  • Architects: Estúdio MRGB
  • Project: House ER
  • Location: Padre Bernardo, Goiás, Brazil
  • Photography: Hermes Romão and Igor Campos
  • Software used: Autocad 2012, 3dsmax  2014, Photoshop CS6
  • Construction Company: Spasso Engenharia
  • Engineer in charge: Márcio Humberto
  • Aluminium Framework and wood Framework Company: Talentus esquadrias
  • Size: 250 m² | 2690,98 sq. Ft.
  • Year: 2015-2016
  • Status: Built

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3256 Renovation in Paradise Valley, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio

In the suburban landscape of houses that come and go at a bulldozer’s whim, our project looked at the possibilities of adaptively reusing an otherwise drab and lacking piece of architecture and interior architecture into something that utilized the existing space in a new and more meaningful manner.

Image Courtesy © Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Image Courtesy © Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

  • Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio (Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart)
  • Project: 3256 Renovation
  • Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dsmax
  • Construction Company: Verge Design:Build – Joby Dutton
  • Construction Area: 4,000 sf or 444.44 sqm livable
  • Project Year: 2011 – 2012

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