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Jameson House, Green House Design by Foster and Partners

August 27, 2009 By: Category: Green Home Design, Home Design, Modern Home

Jameson House, Green House Design by Foster and Partners 1

Jameson House, Green House Design by Foster and Partners 2

Jameson House, Green House was designed by Foster and Partners, located in Vancouver, Canada. Developed in response to the local climate, the concept for Jameson House has been sensitive to seasonal sun paths, prevailing winds, humidity levels, air temperatures and precipitation rates specific to the location. Directional wind profiles and solar exposure have been used to help determine the facade design and external building form to achieve lower thermal loads and opportunities for open balconies and natural ventilation. Jameson House will also be a green building in a more literal sense. The top of the tower, the balconies, and a roof terrace at level 4 will be green spaces, introducing planting and trees to the precinct area, irrigated naturally via a rainwater harvesting system. (more…)

Two Pavilions House Design, Modern House Design by Johannsen and Associates

August 26, 2009 By: Category: Home Design, Modern Home

Two Pavilions House Design, Modern House Design by Johannsen and Associates 1

Two Pavilions House Design, Modern House Design by Johannsen and Associates 2

Two Pavilions House Design, Modern House was designed by Johannsen and Associates, located in Sydney. To maximise the aspect of expansive views from the Spit Bridge to North Sydney, this five bedroom residence is conceived as two pavilion-style wings joined at the entry stairwell. With a protected central courtyard, shady terraces and a sunny pool loggia, the outdoor spaces open to different parts of the site and garden. Passive heating and cooling and natural ventilation help minimise use of A/C, and solar pool heating and 24,000L rainwater tanks have been integrated into this spacious family home. (more…)

Two Townhouses, Modern House Design by Johannsen and Associates

August 26, 2009 By: Category: Home Design, Modern Home

Two Townhouses, Modern House Design by Johannsen and Associates 1

Two Townhouses, Modern House Design by Johannsen and Associates 2

Two Townhouses, Modern House was designed by Johannsen and Associates, located in Sydney. Each home contains three bedrooms with balconies, a roof terrace with additional living space, atrium, deck and landscaped courtyarf as well as off street parking. These two townhouses replace a derelict warehouse on a leafy street in Sydney’s inner west. What appears as a modest infill of the terrace typology, proves to be a series of light and airy contemporary living and sleeping spaces planned around a lap pool. (more…)

Private Residence in Kanada, Beautiful Modern Home Design by Hotson Bakker Architect

August 24, 2009 By: Category: Architecture, Home Design, Modern Home

Private Residence in Kanada, Beautiful Home Design by Hotson Bakker Architect 1

Private Residence in Kanada, Beautiful Home Design by Hotson Bakker Architect 2

Private Residence in Kanada, Beautiful Home designed by Hotson Bakker Architect. The design approach to address old and new was to break the two with a transpar-ent ‘joint’ or ‘knuckle’ – the outcome is the “grand window.” Programmatically, the new staircase became the ideal location for this transition, where the homeowners can glimpse this relationship from the inside as they ascend to the second ?oor. The open space concept is further supported by the glass ?oor, which both shares light and emphasizes contrast between the more traditionally partitioned portion of the existing home. Bright colours and the homeowner’s artwork helped accentuate the materials and lighting.
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Private Residence Design, Modern Home by Hotson Bakker Architect

August 24, 2009 By: Category: Home Design, Modern Home

Private Residence Design, Modern Home by Hotson Bakker Architect 1

Private Residence Design, Modern Home by Hotson Bakker Architect 2

Private Residence Design, Modern Home designed by Hotson Bakker Architect. Located in Vancouver, BC, Kanada. This private residence is an intended contradiction of dynamism and repose. The combination of steel and concrete offset with open, airy spaces creates a unique residence with a distinct Pacific Northwest feel. The home is characterized by many environmental features such as passive solar design, a clerestorey venting system and use of local materials. The combination of steel and concrete offset with open, airy spaces creates a unique residence with a distinct Paci?c Northwest feel.
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