There is the vacant house which has formed local community. “House of Komajii” in Komagome of Tokyo opened as a place where local people stay in October, 2013. Because originally this vacant house was a dormitory, the space was divided finely. Therefore about half of the building was a storeroom. When I received the request of the design, The client expected that I released the space of the storeroom in the area, and made the structure for “House of Komajii” to become independent, and rotate. (It is run now without almost taking the fee for use by the kindness of the owner.) I plan to break a wall and enlarge the space, and more people can gather in the first floor and convert the second floor to share office as source of profits.
The Manna House is for a client who has unusual obsession with color. My initial concept was to use a camouflage palette to blend the house into the hillside. My client wanted the anti-camouflage house. The house takes its inspiration from the abstract color field paintings of Kenneth Noland and Josef Albers. Various shades of blue connect the house -sited on the ridge of a hill- to the the sky that serve as its backdrop. Blue is also a reference to how the house “sails” along the top of the hill like a ship.
Palm Coast Paradise is a beautiful coastal home situated on one of the most amazing lots in all of Palm Coast. This 3 story home over overlooks the ocean as well as the final 3 holes of a world famous golf course. The style is a mix of coastal & Mediterranean with unique custom finishes in every room. Each floor captures the views of the ocean with panoramic commercial windows not normally seen on a residential home. This is a home filled with details that easily can go unnoticed unless you really pay close attention.
When you are building in Florida, you are buying the waterfront, the views, & nature. In this coastal style home created by Steve Murray Homes & Studio G Homes, every room takes full advantage of views of Sarasota Bay and the surrounding area.
When it comes to modern interiors with a touch of “zen”, it doesn’t get much better than this. Shelly Preziosi does it again with her brand new interior creation “Modern Muse” in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Reaching the Green Building Council’s “Platinum Leed” level is no easy feat. In this Key West inspired home by Italian based design team “Tollot & C”, we explore the unique aspects a home designed to such high standards.
Sometimes in architecture, an all-star team comes together to create something that absolutely stands above the rest. Affiniti Architects & Marc Thee hold nothing back with their latest creation, “Courtyard Contemporary”.
The choice of location for deployment of the buildings aimed to make the most of the view of the terrain. At the same time it takes a small promontory to the location of a yard, located to the west of the dwelling, for the parking and maneuvering of vehicles.
The outside form resulted from the intention of creating situations of full/empty, adopting a composition of parallelepiped volumes, which create misalignment through its two courtyards, prolonging the experience of the house to the outside.
This project involved undertaking alterations to an existing family home on the cliff top edge of Rothesay bay, Auckland. The brief included taking advantage of the coastal sea views, providing a modern four bedroom home with separate lounge attached to the master bedroom. The home has been designed around the existing garage and footprint of the existing ground floor, recycling as much of the existing slab and groundwork structures. A combination of cedar shiplap vertical and horizontal, metal cladding and plaster have been used combined with low lying roofs help to break up the buildings form. Working with the existing parameters and layered approach, has resulted in a modern home that rests comfortably between neighbouring high and low properties on a cliff top site.