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Design of Beverly Skyline House, House Design by Bercy Chen Studio, in Beverly, United States

June 28, 2013 Architecture, Home Design

Beverly Skyline House, House Design by Bercy Chen Studio, located in Beverly, United States.
The project is not a new build. In the spirit of the concept, an old 70s building is recycled along with new additions created from further recycled materials including glass bricks from an old hospital! The project began as a modest remodel, say the architects at Bercy Chen Studio, but turned into a full master-planning for the site.

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With the previous building not fulfilling its full potential to take advantage of the spectacular views, the main aim was to reconnect the building with its surroundings and utilise the steep topography. A native garden and creek at the bottom of the property were to be integrated into the design. The glass bricks were used to create the front facade of the house and the originally monolithic nature of the house was further dematerialized through the use of slats installed as rain screens. Pools and reservoirs integrated into the design collect and store rain water and use it as a living water feature which acts to further connect the house with its surroundings and create a spiritual environment. Planting is predominantly native to the central Texas region limiting the necessity for watering.

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Design of Luxury Floating Apartement, The Citadel by Koen Olthuis

June 28, 2013 Architecture, luxury home design

Designed by Koen Olthuis, the citadal is one of luxury apartement, it is Luxury floating apartement.
When it comes to architecture’s creativity and design, fighting against the unstable tides could be inspiring sometimes. Now, rather than fight the water infiltrating their land, the Dutch will use it as part of a new development called ‘New Water‘ — designed by Koen Olthuis of Water Studio. The Citadel is a water breaking energy efficient new project that features 60 luxury apartments, a car park, a floating road to access the complex as well as boat docks. It looks great from above and has what it takes to cause serious head turns and consider moving in.

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Beautiful Horizontal Space House, House with Italian Based Achitect by Damilano Studio

June 27, 2013 Architecture, Home Design, Modern Home

Beautiful Horizontal Space House, House with Italian Based Achitect by Damilano Studio. Located in Cuneo, Italy, the Horizontal Space was designed by those creative minds of Italian based architect firm of Damilano Studio. Assembled to impress by its unique contrast height and its own vast private garden, this house comes with simple geometric shapes organized horizontally in such a way that it creates a spacious form effect. Both the dining and the living room are all bordered by large bedrooms (gorgeous colors) and feature huge windows to invite natural sunlight in.

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House Wrapped Around the Open Atrium with Natural Light in the Interior

June 27, 2013 Home Design, Interior Design, Modern Home

This house is located on a cul de sac and is wrapped around the open atrium. Thanks to such construction there are a lot of natural light in the interior, the cross ventilation is great and outdoor living area is hided from everybody. The private areas like master bedroom, closet and bathroom are located in one wing of the house, while the public areas like dining kitchen and multi-purpose room in another. There are also additional bedroom and bathroom in the public area for guests. The large carport area is located at the front of the house along with a large two car garage. The interior of the house is done in calm and cosy style. Another very interesting feature of the house is the high double gables which provide plenty of drama to the house’s exterior. [ VIA ]

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Dune House, Harsh Mediterranean Climate Storm House , Designed by Slee and Co Architects

June 26, 2013 Architecture, Home Design

Designed by Slee and Co Architects, located in Boggoms Bay, South Africa. Designed to withstand the harsh Mediterranean climate and strong N/W and S/E winds associated with the area.

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With the climate of the area varying wildly throughout the seasons, the architects felt it important that the house should be flexible in terms of how it adapts to these conditions. To this end, the house was designed in such a way as to retain heat in the winter, and provide shelter from the rain, and in summer to be protected from the sun and be allowed to breathe with large openings. This helped dictate the design of Dune House, with SLEE and Co. settling on a frugal application of building materials and basic detailing in order to withstand the harsh conditions.

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