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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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NT house in Broek in Waterland, The Netherlands by Atelier van Wengerden

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Atelier van Wengerden

This project for a private client was carried out in Broek in Waterland, a rural village north of Amsterdam.

The 1970s bungalow was extended to create extra space, with a large window and open decking designed to maximize views over paddocks and farmland to the east. To the west of the bungalow, large sliding doors and windows were introduced to connect and integrate the living areas with a large garden.

Image Courtesy © Yvonne Brandwijk

Image Courtesy © Yvonne Brandwijk

 

  • Architects: Atelier van Wengerden
  • Project: NT house
  • Location: Broek in Waterland, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Yvonne Brandwijk
  • Structural Engineer: dioCON Ingenieurs BV
  • Contractor: Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf BV
  • Interior Fit-out Contractor: Thomas Meubels
  • Cost: € 202.500
  • Area: 229 square metres
  • Completion Date: July 2015

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Woodpeckers in Hampshire, England by Strom Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Strom Architects

Woodpeckers is a private house in the New Forest, designed as a two-storey replacement for a 1930s bungalow. The site sits amongst fields and private woodland just outside the National Park, with a heavily-treed and well-established garden.

The clients wanted a comfortable contemporary home as a weekend house, which would eventually become their permanent home in the future. With busy lives in London, they needed somewhere that they could retreat to at weekends to relax and to entertain friends. As keen gardeners and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle in the forest, they wanted a strong relationship with the garden, as well as the surrounding countryside.

Looking into the house from the ‘side’ – you see from the living area right through to the kitchen, with the master suite above, Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

Looking into the house from the ‘side’ – you see from the living area right through to the kitchen, with the master suite above, Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

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Hartrow in Winchester, England by Strom Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Strom Architects

Hartrow is a large-scale refurbishment and extension project to a 1960’s house in Winchester. The original house was unusual in its residential street setting, presenting an entirely different aesthetic, orientation and layout to its neighbours. Part of the challenge was to ensure that the works would celebrate its mid-century styling whilst bringing its function and performance up to twenty-first century standards.

The dark cladded façade provides a dramatic contrast to the warmth inside the house, Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

The dark cladded façade provides a dramatic contrast to the warmth inside the house, Image Courtesy © Martin Gardner

 

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