Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Flowing Lake Residence

May 15th, 2011




Everything about this home brings up a random, undefined wave of nostalgia. Growing up I was never around homes like this, but the surrounding woods look all too familiar. If I was to pick my favorite part about this house I would have to say it would be the use of the dark vertical siding for its color palette. The palette is a really natural reflection of the surrounding trees.

Located in Snohomish, Washington
Architect: David Vandervort Architects

Found via Contemporist

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Sustainable Living Innovations

May 12th, 2011




The word sustainable has certainly been abused a lot over the last year. Of course there are still truly great sustainable innovations, but in general I think people have started to question it. This latest find of “sustainable living” is by Collins Woerman. The concept with these apartments is a pre-fabricated living environment that is scalable and modular. Each layout has flexible floor plans that are built in the factory and transported to the location to be built.

The process of building the apartments is streamlined, of high-quality, waste-reduction reduced and moderately sized. From just looking at the images they seem like a pretty solid sell.

Via Inhabitat

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Grant Creek Missoula Residence

May 11th, 2011




Wow. Talk about a beautiful home. I’m really feeling the build of the house. I do question the slant of the roof though. Since the house is located in Missoula, Montana you can expect a decent amount of snow in the winter. Since the roof isn’t steep enough for the snow to slide off, someone would need to be shoveling it.

If you’ve never been to Missoula before you should check it out, or Montana for that matter. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been there and I can only recall a few things. I must be due for a visit.

Architects: Heliotrope Architects
Photography: Lara Swimmer

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Matryoshka House

May 9th, 2011



If you have a minute head over to David Jameson’s architecture portfolio. There are several projects on his site that are outstanding. I came across this house by way of The Contemporist. As you can imagine, the first thing that pulled me in were the rectangular forms nested within one another. At the core of the house is a suspended meditation/lounge chamber. Did you see the small, alternating stair set leading up into the chamber? Rather interesting—curious how often someone would trip on it or if its not even an issue.

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Willapa Bay House

May 2nd, 2011








The Willapa Bay House is a seasonal home facing Willapa Bay in southwest Washington. The house sits comfortably above the tidal wetlands without providing much harm to the environment. A deck wraps around the house allowing you to walk around the house or even to relax—what I would be using it for.

Designed by Allied Works

Suncrest Residence

April 29th, 2011




Located on Orcas Island in Washington, this residence embodies northwest modern architecture in one swoop. Heliotrope Architects built this house around a large rock outcrop amongst doug fir and pacific madrone trees. The long, narrow home allows every room to have a view of the water.

Photography: Sean Airhart & Ben Benschnieder

Via Abduzeedo / Contemporist

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Sun Valley Residence

April 28th, 2011




Sun Valley is a great ski town in southern Idaho. As a kid I’d been through the town but never really experienced it. Someday I’d like to go back for an adventure; possibly even to see this house by Allied Works. The smooth, concrete walls of this 4500 sqft house give it true privacy and protection from the elements. From some of these angles, the house somewhat remind me of the Kaufmann Desert House.

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Dutchess County Guest House

April 28th, 2011




Over the next week we’ll be seeing some great architecture by Allied Works. They are a 40-person team with offices in Portland, Oregon and New York City.

The Dutchess County guest house sits on 350 acres of rolling hills and hardwood forest in New York. The 1300 sqft, two-bedroom house provides the an intimate stay. To reach it you walk down a long path through the woods from the main house.

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Minton Hill House

April 26th, 2011




Designed by De La Riva Architects and photographed by Marc Cramer, this Quebec hilltop house shows a unique balance of an engagement to the environment. Although separated by a wall and glass, the interior to exterior feels connected.

The house is positioned to allow light to stream in during the summer. An overhang also provides welcoming shade while relaxing on the cobblestone and looking over the valley below.

Via The Contemporist

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The House Among Trees

April 21st, 2011



Martín Fernández de Lema and Nicolás F. Moreno Deutsch designed this house among trees in Mar Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina. I posted it a while back on ISO50 and felt it needed a second debut.

Local construction codes of Mar Azul, Beunos Aires restrict the removal of trees so instead of relocating the house, the architects decided to build the house around them. Resulting in a beautifully designed, spacious house that is seemingly the perfect spring or summertime residence.

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The Hiller Residence

April 21st, 2011



Arizona based architect, Michael P. Johnson, designed this 1,948-square-foot home in Winter Park, Colorado for a client who had recently relocated from New York. The home is cantilevered over a ravine which allows for a great view of the surrounding forest.

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Santa Lucia Mountain House

April 15th, 2011




This house is set in the Santa Lucia Mountains near Carmel, California and was designed by San Francisco based firm Feldman Architecture. The house is partially sunk into the ground to help lessen its visual impact.

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