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MU77 in Los Angeles, California by Arshia Architects, LTD

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday night, October 24, 2016, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients.

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy ©  PAUL VU

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy © PAUL VU

  • Architects: Arshia Architects, LTD
  • Project: MU77
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: PAUL VU
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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Koumori-An 1945-2015 in Wakayama, Japan by Atsumasa Tamura design office

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Atsumasa Tamura design office

Value in Keeping

The 70-years old house was inherited from Owner’s aunt, who bought the original structure to teach Tea Ceremony. A new living quarter was added later to complete this wooden single-story building. It had been left as storage for years and was too damaged, yet Owner chose to keep the old characters, despite cost & time, than to build a new. Inspired by his wish, the renovation began not just to restore but rather to create a space where the old section merges into the new in a harmonious way. The “Koumori-An” house offers the concept of “Value in Keeping” which no new house can imitate.

After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui

After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui

  • Architects: Atsumasa Tamura design office
  • Project: Koumori-An 1945-2015
  • Location: Wakayama, Japan
  • Photography: Sohei Terui
  • Lead Architects: Atsumasa Tamura
  • Structure Scale: Single-story wooden building
  • Site area: 256.13 m2
  • Building area: 153.54 m2
  • Total floor space: 152.67 m2
  • Completion Year: January, 2016

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1770 in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

1770 is a bold, rustic beach house on a truly unique site on the edge of the Coral Sea. The east-facing house is conceived around a northerly courtyard (which sits in the lee of the wind) with transparent walls allowing panoramic views from all parts of the house. A rustic, raw material palette of stone, silvering timber and textured plaster speaks of the natural weathering that this place is all about.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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Glass Wall House in San Mateo, California by Klopf Architecture

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects and Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Designed and built a new warm, modern, Eichler-inspired, open, indoor-outdoor home on a deeper-than-usual San Mateo Highlands property where an original Eichler house had burned to the ground.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture (John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane)
  • Project: Glass Wall House
  • Location: San Mateo, California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects
  • Contractor: Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures
  • Year completed: 2016

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Retoños House in Quito, Ecuador by ESEcolectivo

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: ESEcolectivo

The Retoños house belongs to a large extended family made up of several smaller families. The clients, Alvaro and María, wanted a house in which to bring together their 16 family members, including children and grandchildren. As a close-knit family, they get together very often. Until now, this took place in a small apartment in Quito, so they were looking for a quieter place far from the noise and drab environment of the city.

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

Image Courtesy © Lorena Darquea

  • Architects: ESEcolectivo (José de la Torre, Belén Argudo, Pablo Silva y Santiago Granda)
  • Project: Retoños House
  • Location: La Armenia, Quito, Ecuador
  • Photography: Lorena Darquea
  • Client: Álvaro Granda
  • Contractor: ESEcolectivo Arquitectos, Erika Muñoz
  • Area: 180 sqm
  • Project Year: 2016

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Seascape in Sagaponack, New York by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Located in an environmentally sensitive area, this house was built to replace an existing non-conforming structure occupying the same footprint. A pool house and pool were added to the adjoining and eventually merged lot. Staying sensitive to the areas vegetation and proximity to water, the two structures speak to each other across elevated decks and living areas. They are built on piles with breakaway walls that allow for flooding to come through as needed, while leaving the structures intact. Acknowledging the wear and tear of the seaside setting led to the use of teak siding, decking, and window and door frames. The teak is intentionally left to weather naturally to allow the buildings to grey out and recede into the setting over time. The house was designed for an active family who likes to entertain. The living area on the main floor easily opens up to the water facing deck, allowing for indoor outdoor living. A private guest suite is accessed off the family room on this level, while family rooms take in the breathtaking views on the upper floor. Here too, everyone shares access to decks and views, with the master suite in the most prominent location. The family loves water sports. The lower level otherwise uninhabitable, becomes a storage area for canoes and kayaks. The lower level of the pool house provides ample storage for sea vehicles as well. Special consideration is taken into account for the passage of the sun, providing overhangs to cut out the summer rays. Shading elements throughout prevent unwanted heat gain, while operable fenestration allows for cross breezes and natural cooling. Landscaping here is minimal, with no added fill, which may disturb the natural setting.

Image Courtesy © Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Image Courtesy © Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

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Buena Vista in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

Buena Vista challenges the idea of what a house looks like in a contemporary Brisbane suburb. The architectural idea centres around a brick and sheet metal industrial aesthetic that simultaneously references and subverts the local vernacular. The house embraces the courtyard plan which affords the occupants city views whilst allowing an intimate and private lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: Buena Vista
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: SB Photo

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SYDNEY STREET in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

Sydney Street involved the re-calibration of 100 years of Queenslander vernacular into a contemporary inner-city home. The idea was to renovate and extend the cottage in such a way as to reinforce and maintain the original geometry and form. The new architecture is expressed in the outdoor room and the ground plane of the ‘undercroft’ where brickwork has been chosen to ‘anchor’ the house into the site. A sympathetic but edgy approach to detailing and material completes an engaging and relevant addition to the tree-lined streetscape.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: SYDNEY STREET
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: SB Photo
  • Software Used: Sketch Up

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Canyon House in Los Angeles, California by ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects

The site for this 4000 sf residence consists of a steep descending hillside property within the Hollywood Hills. Constructed adjacent to the street to permit access to the foyer and garage, the home’s entry experience is developed to screen the courtyard and stair hall from passing automobile lights and noise. In contrast, and due to the potential for panoramic views of Los Angeles and the adjacent Runyon Canyon and Wattles Canyon Parks, our design approach focused on creating transparency at the rear of the home with fixed and operable floor to ceiling glazing, opening the entire home to the environment.

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

  • Architects: ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects
  • Project: Canyon House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
  • Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), Jeremy Limsenben (Project Architect), David Chong
  • Structural Engineer: SAP Engineering
  • General Contractor: deKrassel Construction
  • Structural Steel: Banks Welding
  • Custom Fabrication: Dan Taron, Chris Taus, and John Dunne

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Parihoa in Auckland, New Zealand by Patterson Associates

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Patterson Associates 

The ancient architype of The Castle as an Outpost or Fort is rarely articulated in the modern world. This New Zealand farmhouse project explores this typology by being both commanding and defensive in one form.

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

Image Courtesy © Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Patterson Associates
  • Project: Parihoa
  • Location: Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photography: Simon Devitt and Jean Luc
  • Client: Mr & Mrs M & A Storey
  • Design Director: Andrew Patterson
  • Project Architect: Andrew Mitchell
  • Team: Andrew Patterson, Andrew Mitchell, Luke Douglas, Grant Scurr
  • Builder: Ross Seward Builders
  • Electrical: Craig Scobie Electrical
  • Engineer: Chris Groev, CPG New Zealand
  • Site Area: 240 hectares
  • Total Floor Area: 472m2
  • Start Date: 2003
  • Completion Date: 2009

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