New Country House - Fernden Lane, Haslemere, West Sussex Since its conception the project has been driven by the idea that a design of exceptional value can become an important heritage for the area in which it is located. Moreover if the landscape surrounding the site is of outstanding natural beauty then there is potential for a strategic synergy where the two components, natural and manmade, ..
Architect: Camilo Restrepo Arquitectos Location: Madellin, Colombia Collaborators: Juliana Montoya, Lucio Luque, Diana Rodriguez, Jorge Buitrago Constructed Area: 700 sqm Contractor: Juan Carlos Tabares, German Zapata, Juan Gonzalo Sanin Project year: 2006 Construction year: 2008 Photographs: Camilo Restrepo 7 considerations for a house on the andes tropic 1. on the placement The house swims thr..
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has designed two villas for private island Dellis Cay in the Caribbean. Called Maison H (top image) and Maison S (above), each has a pavilion over the water called Maison O (below). Architects David Chipperfield, Carl Ettensperger, Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, Piero Lissoni, and Chad Oppenheim have also dsigned villas for the island. See all the villa designs on the Del..
More from DCPP Arquitectos: the Mexican architects have recently completed a private residence in Mexico City. The 360 square metre house consists of two concrete volumes. Timber used for pouring the concrete was reused for interior elements. See our earlier story about DCPP’s warehouse and offices for textile company Bayon Artell. Here’s some more information from the architects: – CASA PARACAI..
A photography studio-residence currently being designed by davidclovers is the subject of a collaborative research between davidclovers and artist C.E.B. Reas. 07 MASSES explores the specific impact of luminosity and texture on mass and massiveness through a series of scaled prototypes. from reas
Austrian designer Christian Precht has designed a compact living environment called OrganiCube. The conceptual nine square metre apartment is made of Corian and comprises facilities for living, sleeping, working and bathing. Here’s some more information from Precht:–OrganiCube explores the creative potential of the material world on the one hand and a study of living in a limited space on the ot..
The journey into the site begins with a spatial contraction where aspens grow denser. The house settles into the site as if becoming displaced strata, inscribed by adjacent origins from the land. Spatial faults and outcroppings are heightened as hidden copper planes refract light, suggesting the landscape’s dynamism by transforming the interior space throughout the passage of the day. A sheltere..
ORDOS 100 #5 : HHF By Nico Saieh The physical context for the Ordos 100 project is limited to climatical conditions and some few regulations by the master plan done by FAKE Design. Within Ordos 100, this project is simply the HHF house. It’s making an issue out of the fact that 99 other architects are simultaneously and independently planning 99 houses with an identical program within the same m..
Barcelona-based H Arquitectes have completed Casa 205, a wooden house in Vacarisses, Spain. Surrounded by forest, the home is built on a natural rock platform and two concrete struts, and constructed from laminated wood. “This structural system implies a very important diminishment of the weight, raw material, energy and so the CO2 emissions associated with the foundations and structure of the b..
Mapuche es un condominio cerrado en Pilar, localidad cuyo espectacular desarrollo en los últimos años se debe a la proliferación de este tipo de núcleos suburbanos. A éste en particular los años le han sumado el valor de una espléndida forestación. Los propios arquitectos asesoraron en la selección del condominio y del lote. “Cada obra es una oportunidad de investigación. En este caso profundiza..
Architecture and design practice Plystudio have completed an apartment interior called J-Loft in Singapore. The project involved removing all interior walls from the apartment and installing box-shaped divisions and furniture along one side of the 1,200 square foot space. The installed elements comprise storage, fixed seating, worktop surfaces, a bay window and stairs to the attic. The interior ..
Final Wooden House / Sou Fujimoto Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects Location: Kumamoto, Japan Project Team: Hiroshi Kato Structural Consultant: Jun Sato Structural Engineers Lighting: Hirohito Totsune Contractor: Tanakagumi Construction Design Year: 2005-2006 Construction Year: 2007-2008 Site Area: 89,3 sqm Constructed Area: 15,13 sqm Photographer: Iwan Baan Lumber is extremely versatile. In a..