Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Menlo Park 2 Bar House

October 5th, 2011

Feldman Architecture designed this house for a family in Menlo Park, California. The goal of the house was to have a cost-conscious design and consistent from indoor to outdoor implementation of environmentally friendly materials. On the second story of the house, the space can be opened up by sliding slat doors.

Photos by Joe Fletcher


Ellis Residence on Bainbridge Island

September 29th, 2011

The Ellis Residence is a place where most would go to retire away in the sub-urban countryside—Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. Having been there a handful of times, I can assure you of its beauty.

The architects of the project, Coates Design, built this 2,560 sq. ft. contemporary home from materials of the pre-existing structure. They then implemented geothermal, photo-voltaic and solar technology solutions in an effort to reduce energy consumption. If you look closely in this photograph you can see one of the solar panels on the roof.

Shared via Fresh Home


Berkeley California Gipsy House

September 27th, 2011

The name might be deceiving, but the work of architect Craig Steely is far from it. We’ve seen some of his San Francisco apartments before; this new house is located on a steep slope in Berkeley Hills. The interior is very warm and the naturally lit space begins to feel larger than it really is.


Environmental Interpretation Center

September 20th, 2011

The center is located in a protected forest reserve in the Chittagong District in southern Bangladesh. The structure itself is constructed of concrete slabs built around the trees in an effort to protect the surrounding environment. The construction of this is quite similar to the work of Martin Fernandez de Lema and Nicholas Moreno Deutsch.

Found on Contemporist


Australian Flipped House

September 19th, 2011

Australian based architecture firm MCK Architects, dubbed this home the “Flipped House” for the reason that they’d literally flipped the original house plan and outdoor elements to create a more systematic cohesion of the interior and exterior. The original home was built in the 1960’s but was dated. Some of the original fixtures still remain in use in this new version.

Found on Arch Daily / photography by Willem Rethmeier


Unusual Modern Seattle Leschi Area Home

September 12th, 2011

The exterior of this home—located in the Leschi area of Seattle—feels reminiscent of the bunkers from Jurassic Park. The angled garage hangers, tall glass windows and the landscaping mingling with the concrete all contribute to this very strange feel.

The interior of the house is intriguing. When inside, we’re welcomed by modern appliances and spacious rooms. The upper levels of the home have large windows allowing for views of Lake Washington. I believe the home recently sold for $1,295,000.

Found on Fresh Home


San Francisco Sanchez Street Residence

August 31st, 2011

Butler Armsden Architects designed this beautiful residence on a hill in San Francisco. The hill that the home resides on is very steep, providing a beautiful sweeping view of the north neighborhoods, downtown and the bay. To the owner, the steep hill wasn’t an issue; it helped separate him from the city and allow for the view. Another requirement of the owner was a that the house be modern but warm and also that it blended with the surrounding landscape.


Pine Forest Cabin

August 17th, 2011

Two concrete walls cradle this cabin as it cantilevers over a hillside in Winthrop, Washington. The architects on the project, Balance Associates, designed it this way to minimize the impact on the surrounding land. The inner space of the cabin has a medium modern design that, to my taste, could be modernized even more. Regardless I would still live in it and I’d very much like to build my own—how much does it cost again?


Arizona Brown Residence

August 15th, 2011

The Brown Residence is a mixture of glass and steel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Lake/Flato Architects designed it this way for the purpose of having a great view of the surrounding landscape

Found on Archdaily / Photos: Timmerman Photography


Australian Kew House

August 10th, 2011

Vibe Design Group aimed to embody the 1950s and 1960s modernist style into this house. The spaced timber battens for the outer walls and on the underside of the roof’s overhang give the house uniqueness. The house is just beautiful; they even managed to get some Barcelona chairs for downstairs.

Found on Contemporist


Refurbished Swiss Alps Shelter

August 8th, 2011

The ultimate creative getaways are found high within the Swiss Alps. This refurbished swiss shelter is located 6069 feet up in the Herens district. It was originally used as a shelter for livestock but in 2008 Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architects transformed it into a peaceful holiday residence.

The foundation was redone in sanded concrete instead of just stacked stone as before. In addition to the modern interior, solar panels were added outside to help provide electricity throughout the residence.

Found on Arch Daily / Photographs by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti


Kanagawa Adventure House

July 28th, 2011

This house located in Kanagawa, Japan was designed by Shun Hirayama Architects. To start the design of the house, the architects defined what they would want from the view and location. Of course they would utilize the overlook of the city and sea, but also they positioned the house based on the nearby road. The kitchen and dining space were the closest to the road while the living room and bedrooms were positioned to look over the city.

Once the shape of the building had taken form, the architects began to create the interior spaces. The walkways and lofty staircases are really two of the things that make up the interior of this space. The wood finish of the walls on the inside really gives the house a beautiful, uplifting organic feel.

Photographs by Daici Ano


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