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Architecture and Home Design | boat design

January 25, 2017 By: Jason Marie Category: Без рубрики

House Boat Design by X-Architects and Leen Vandaele. X-Architects closely collaborated with Leen Vandaele, interior decorator architect and design consultant from Squisito, to create a houseboat that inventively combines the nautical lifestyle of relaxation and enjoyment with crisp architectural tectonics. The fundamental structure of the floating home is created from two catamaran beams (for stability), stainless steel and glass. [ X-Architects ]

Architecture and Home Design | balinese concept

January 25, 2017 By: Jason Marie Category: Без рубрики

Maya Ubud Hotel and Spa, is Luxury Hotel and Spa in Bali, Indonesia. Designed by Denton Corker Marshall. Located high between two river valleys, Maya Ubud sits on a long peninsula of land, which slopes gradually before dropping off dramatically at the southern tip where the Maya Spa sits near a small waterfall on the banks of the river Petanu. Maya Ubud juggles with new and traditional concepts in its design: there are no intricate Balinese paintings, masks nor statues; instead, a deeper, Ancient Balinese concept is celebrated through its landscape and architecture.

Its siting is inspired by the prehistoric Balinese tradition of orientating the villages along the Kaja-Kelod sacred axis, linking the mountains in the centre of the island – the realm of Gods (Kaja) – to the surrounding seas where the demons are (Kelod). A ceremonial central spine follows the main ridge connecting the major public spaces such as the porte-cochere, lobby and spa. The ‘houses’ are then positioned on both sides of the village axis following the contour of the land. At Maya four parallel lines in the form of massive stone walls emphasise the main ceremonial spine. Modern functional spaces are free to slip in and out of these walls; some go further, hanging over the cliff in the case of the swimming pool and restaurant. Culture and heritage are celebrated wherever you look. The subtlety of this celebration is that it is not immediately recognisable to the observer. [ Denton Corker Marshall ]

Architecture and Home Design | Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Synagogue by Ross Barney Architects, in Evanston, United States

January 25, 2017 By: Jason Marie Category: Без рубрики

This Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Synagogue is designed by Ross Barney Architects, located in Evanston, United States.
Evanston’s zoning ordinance limited the building area to less than the original 42,000 sq. ft. program. Space demand was evaluated hour by hour to find the most flexible balance. JRC’s offices, early childhood program, and chapel occupy the first floor; the religious school and library are on the second floor; and the sanctuary, social hall and kitchen are on the third floor, a strategy that allowed cost effective construction of high volume space for the sanctuary.

JRC’s commitment to Tikkun Olam – Hebrew for “repairing the world” – is manifest in the design while demonstrating the benefits of sustainable design. The solution, a precious wooden box, is a visual testament to these values. The wood cladding is recycled cypress harvested from demolished barns.

A Jerusalem stone wall anchors the box creating a baseline for all other activities. The processional stair outside the wall provides a meaningful and eventful transition between spaces. JRC’s highly involved, multigenerational congregation is reflected in the informal, non hierarchical community and worship spaces, especially the sanctuary.

Achieving Platinum LEED required careful consideration of sustainable strategies, and a comprehensive, holistic approach to the building design. To make a sustainable transition from old to new, the design incorporates the existing foundations and used demolition spoils for engineered fill. Trees that could not be preserved were harvested for use within the building. Construction waste was placed in gabions and used to create site features.

40% of materials are regionally manufactured the deliberate exception is the Jerusalem Stone. Included for its spiritual connection to Judaism and Israel, it represents less that 1.5% of the total construction costs. The building was constructed for a modest budget- $230/sf.

The new 31,600 sq. ft. Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) synagogue replaces their smaller synagogue, situated in a mature suburban neighbourhood, across from a city park and adjacent to a commuter train. The design balances the limitations of its small site with an ambitious program promoting JRC’s worship, educational, and community goals. It is the first house of worship to achieve a LEED platinum certification.

  • Manifesto House, Green House by ames & Mau Architecture in Curacaví, Chile

  • Small House with Natural Cooling and Remote-Operated Mechanical System

  • Contemporary Design of The City of London Information Centre

Architecture and Home Design | steel and glass

January 11, 2017 By: Jason Marie Category: Без рубрики

Sistek House, House Design with White Stucco Walls in Santiago, Chile. Designed by Felipe Aassadi + Francisca Pulido Architects. The house Sistek arises from a principle, a possibility of a radical break with the image of new-style neighborhood. Coupled with this, a site twice the size of neighboring lots, so the contrast would be necessarily doubled.

Using white stucco walls of pastel colors, combined with other sub styles of Mediterranean and Mexican appearances. A neighborhood at the foot of the hill Manquehue, whose notoriously outstanding architecture is far from overcome the natural inclination of the hill focusing on the mere realization of aesthetic models and totally decontextualized fashion. The other materials used are steel and glass, the latter as a resource to generate double fronts of view on both levels, thereby generating from inside to outside number one landscape scales, taking as reference points to the hill Manquehue the north and the city of Santiago to the south. [ Felipe Aassadi + Francisca Pulido Architects ]

Architecture and Home Design | Beach House for Holiday

January 10, 2017 By: Jason Marie Category: Без рубрики

This Modern Beach House Design In Peru, designed by Juan Carlos Doblado. Built on very small site of 209 sqm, this house is one of those houses that has almost perfect location. The house become a great place not only for holidays but also for living with contemporary needs. It’s overlooking Playa La Isla in Peru and only 5 minutes walk separates it from the beach. The home is designed to connect owners with a beautiful landscape around. Half of it is fully closed from street looks while other one is fully opened to awesome views of the ocean. Besides ground-floor patio there is a rooftop terrace which also fronts the ocean. Even though the house isn’t looks big it features 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms for the owners and guests. [ Via ]

Architecture and Home Design | Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

January 06, 2017 By: Jason Marie Category: Без рубрики

This villa was designed by Italian architect Mario Occhiuto. Villa Ioele (Cosenza), a luxury villa that embedded in a decorated pavement, the building is developed around the dome roof, that can be partially opened and allows for natural ventilation drawing air like a chimney.
Description for Villa Ioele (Cosenza) from Mario Occhiuto Architecture :

The villa combines formal expression with energetic efficiency: solar shading, thermal insulation, photovoltaic modules and solar collectors, light tubes and high performance glass windows all blend seamlessly in the design. Embedded in a decorated pavement, the building is developed around the dome roof, that can be partially opened and allows for natural ventilation drawing air like a chimney. The light tubes convey daylight down to the basement, thanks to special collectors placed externally.

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

Villa Ioele (Cosenza) by Mario Occhiuto Architecture

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  • Hawaii Preparatory Academy by Flansburgh Architects – New Science Building