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Tag Archives: Home
Morangis Retirement Home located in Paris, France by Vous Êtes Ici Architectes. The building is constructed on 4 levels and is based on a Y shaped plan. This bright and lively color, stimulating without being aggressive, is also the one used for the window and door frames of the facades found under the awnings and in the bedrooms. As one approaches the building and passes below the awnings towards the yellow coating, as he is welcomed, will feel and understand the building’s harmony. One will easily understand how the building works and how it is connected to its natural and urban surroundings.
‘House House’ by Andrew Maynard Architects in Richmond, Australia is the result of renovation and expansion that involves two separate houses in the same building, organized on three levels.
Maynard Architects generally attempt to avoid crashing new structures into old. They deliberately created two separate forms, respecting the Victorian terraces while the new structure is built across the rear of the terraces. The solution is simple and effective. In breaking from typical australian homes with low roofs the new typology introduces the strategies implemented in higher density contexts, creating taller structures with light flooding and an intelligent mirror system that gives a greater perception of space. The original brick structures are left creating a more industrial feeling with injections of warm wood planks.
Slade Architecture based out of New York designed this incredible home that’s got some ambiguity about it in South Korea. Utilizing orthogonal bricks, the architects concocted the 9,675 pixel house – with one pixel equal to one concrete brick.
The home is a 1,200 square foot space, with room for a family of 4 that entertains and looks to share the space between indoors and out, public and private, as well as with the neighborhood. One side has a flat and seemingly normal face, while the rounded sides feature a more three dimensional and geometric look. Even beyond the intense exterior comes curved ceilings, natural light and plenty of interesting built ins.
Japanese Architecture firm Hironaka Ogawa were the masterminds behind this amazing home expansion in Kagawa, Japan. With the new found need for space, came the necessary demolition of old, sacred trees that had so much sentimental meaning for the homeowners. Instead of just parting ways, it was decided that the two trees would be repurposed into something greater for the family.
After cutting them down, the giant trees and their respective branches were dried and smoked for a two week process to relieve them of any excess water, and get them to their final size. Once finished, the trees became an integral part of the home – utilized as structural columns to support the high ceilings and extend just up to the edge of the mezzanine structure. They now sit in the central hub of the home, with their arm-like branches extended out nearest the walls and provide a hanging place for pendant lighting. An amazing and creative, adaptive reuse for these beautiful trees!
Charles Wright Architects has been known for statement forward buildings, and the Stamp House is one of those residences.
Located in Queensland, Australia, this space sits atop a body of water and is accessed by a floating bridge in a man made wetland environment that once was in this area just at the rainforest’s edge. The manmade marsh type setting was a part of a larger plan to help create not only a beautiful home, but one that helped get the residence closer to being “off the grid.” The entire roof is solar paneled, and also incorporates grey water recycling among many other sustainable techniques.
Interior Designer Joséphine Gintzburger of France is certainly a master when it comes to combining contemporary and rustic styles into a space. The historic architectural elements also help, but her keen eye for it makes the end product that much better.
This residence in Burgundy, France is full of gorgeous architectural elements such as wood beams and concrete floors. There’s a great art collection throughout the space as well, with each room having its own identity. The large open plan design in the main areas really make this barn a gem in both usability and interior stature, with the mix of contemporary fixtures and vintage accessories complementing each other just right.
Ukranian architect and designer Igor Sirotov thinks outside of the box when it comes to conceptual designs and interiors. One of his latest is the “Chair House” which appears to be embedded within a mountainside just along the coast.
The interior features a chic simplicity, with graphite stone cladding along the walls, a softly lit ambiance with small skylights throughout and pretty minimal furnishings. Unlike most interiors, with this space you start your way from the top and work downstairs to the remaining portions of the residence. Sirotov describes his own works as “simple, strong and extremely gentle,” and this motto rings true for the Chair House.
Nestled into the rolling green hills of a golf camp just outside of São Paulo, Brazil is Quinta da Baronesa, a modern dream home both sustainable and stunning. Designed by Studio Arthur Casas, this weekend family retreat is barely recognizable from the street, as it seems to organically jut out of the rugged terrain.
Long Island is home to a number of interesting homes, and the Orient IV Residence by Ryall Porter Sheridan Architects is one of the gorgeous pieces of contemporary architecture that really stands out within the green landscape.
Originally a 1970s home, this space was renovated to reflect that of the inhabitants and their personality. Plenty of the interior spaces have a one finish mentality, from the wood clad bedroom to the white mosaic tiled bathroom, this space is cohesive and simple from head to toe. The exterior sports a weathered timber that screams retro, although it works with the updates and gorgeous glazing paired with it.
Aww! Cutest idea ever.
These animated gif images are created by 21-year-old Boston, MA based illustrator Daniel Barreto. The small dwellings are carved into the nooks and crannies of trees deep in the woods. Their windows glowing with light and flickering in the dark snowy night beg the question “Who lives here? Who are these tiny creatures?”
Such a beautiful and super minimalistic home located in Athens, Greece designed by 314 Architecture Studio.
The brilliant concept of the IROJE KHM Architects home stems from the irregularity of the site on which it is built, and the overall undulating theme was absolutely not done on a whim. Sitting at a modest 1750 square feet, this home has an all over appeal, and a whole lot of places to really get lost in the architecture.
Crafted mostly from concrete, this structure is a wonder in itself. Not only is the space a multi-use family home with an office area and residential space; a floating bamboo garden is also to be admired on the upper level of the home. There is no detail left unturned in the home’s interior. Wood paneling on the ceiling all laid in a linear fashion, curved copper tiles on the exterior – this space has got it all in an exceptional way.
Floating structures are a great accomplishment, but what about a building that has withstood not only intense Serbian weather but 45 years perched upon a natural rock in a river? This Drina River Home was built in 1968 and is still perfectly situated, minus the exterior wear and tear.
Located in the small town of Bajina Basta, Serbia at the eastern edge of Tara National Park. In the case of this home, the owner is also the builder– where it’s revealed that the residence wasn’t as easy to build as it might seem. House boats, homes extending out over water and the like might look crazy, but compared to this home those are all a cinch.