Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Yeta Cabin + Creative Space

November 11th, 2011

There are days upon days out of the year that I wish I had a hut like this. At the very minimum a secluded area far away from the main living space that could be my safe haven for establishing serene moments, would do. Growing up we had started building a cabin in the woods but unfortunately only half way completed it.

The hut shown here was built entirely out of wood and features a basic kitchen, bathroom and shower powered by a mini-photovoltaic system.

Found on Arch Daily


Galvani House by Christian Pottgiesser

November 4th, 2011

Architect Christian Pottgiesser transformed a pre-existing three story mansion in Paris, France into a much more interesting space powered by angles and a slight mid-century modern feel. The new house consisted of six spaces: entrance, cooking/eating/light, hosting/light, hosting/not being seen/light/garden, watching movies with friends, car. The urban garden serves as the upper skin of the concrete surface, containing the kitchen, dining area and garage. These are lit by two patios, jotting through the surface.

The power of three dimensional design proofed its right in a single amorph surface that structures all these complex demands. Linking the doorstep of the old building and the new entrance it stretches, curves and bends, adapting to the program beneath, above and in face of it. From the street it’s acting in stealth mode, where the only element drawing attention is the few hundred tons weighing brick block, hovering above the garden and two glass walls, pierced by a preserved lime tree.

Found on Arch Daily


Swiss Parking Garage

November 2nd, 2011

How many interesting parking garages have you seen in your lifetime? Probably not many. This Swiss parking garage however, is parked car presentation at its finest. It not only protects your car by segmenting from others, but the concrete form looks stunning buried in the hillside.

If you’d like to find this garage by Peter Kunz, you’ll have to travel all the way to the beautiful town of Herdern, Switzerland.


SRR House in Spain

October 31st, 2011

Silvestre Navarro Architects designed this house for a carpenter in Valencia, Spain. The floor of the house was created by placing it on a large slab of concrete. The ceiling is also a large slab of concrete.

Found on Contemporist / Photos by Diego Opazo


Menlo Park Bal House

October 30th, 2011

Terry & Terry Architects transformed a once mid-century ranch house into a very attractive 2,000 square foot residence in Menlo Park near San Francisco. The home was designed for a retired couple who wanted an open and accessible floor plan. Many of the rooms have floor to ceiling windows that allow the outside to feel a part of the home.

Terry & Terry Architects has been on the blog once before, but this house takes the cake.


Front to Back Residence

October 27th, 2011

Though it looks like one large house, this is actually two. The architects faced the challenge of not only designing for a relatively small lot, they also had to design two small, affordable homes for two separate owners. The final result are these two back to back, three-story, contemporary homes harnessing a very welcoming interior.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Shared via Freshome


Converted Australian Warehouse

October 25th, 2011

An old warehouse converted into a home? This looks unreal! The architects did an absolutely stunning job turning the warehouse into a very welcoming home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a very cool looking heated indoor pool. Aside from the pool, the home also has an wide open upstairs with more rooms and a theater. All of this could be yours if you move to Surry Hills in Sydney, Australia.


New Zealand Under Pohutukawa Residence

October 23rd, 2011

The Pohutukawa tree is found in New Zealand and its crimson flower has long been part of the Christmas tradition. The house received its name because of its location around a dense Pohutukawa grove near the beach. The architects did an outstanding job mirroring the interior design, materials and the structure of the house to the complex form of the surrounding Pohutukawa trees.

Shared via Fresh Home / Photos by Patrick Reynolds


Park City Luxury Mountain home

October 20th, 2011

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects designed this enormous 13,000 sq. ft. luxury home just outside of Park City, Utah. The first thing I noticed about the house is that it fits nicely in the surrounding environment. The material selection of wood, concrete, rock crops and glass also give it that up-to-date look while also maintaining a stem of ruggedness.

The home is/was for sale for a hefty $9.8 million. Also did you notice the 25-meter lap pool with infinity-edge style end cap?

Via Trendir / Photos by Nic Lehoux


Central America Tuscania House

October 16th, 2011

Architect José Roberto Paredes and his family live in this modern home in Central America. Traditionally the Spanish Colonial architecture has marked the lands of El Salvador, but this architect is working to change that. What particularly interests me about this house is the openness. Instead of being closed to the surrounding environment, the architect used large glass windows to relieve any barrier from inside to outside.


Walstrom House by John Lautner

October 13th, 2011

John Lautner was a California based architect that built very inspiring public buildings and private residences. The Walstrom house was constructed in 1969 into the side of a hill in the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles. My main interest in this home is of course the use of wood, but also the asymmetrical structure.

Photos by Jon Buono


33rd Street Oceanside Malibu Residence

October 6th, 2011

Houses in Malibu are intriguing. To live that close to the ocean and hear the roar of the waves throughout the day while there is a perfectly lit sky above you for the majority of the year. It’s charming and it does pull you in like quicksand.

The architects Rockefeller Partners took the 420 sq. meter lot and designed the home accordingly. The contemporary design contrasts with the surrounding houses as if sitting amongst several ugly ducklings.

Shared via Fresh Home


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