Description from Architects :
Here was an existing Spanish Art Deco house with a pitched tiled roof. It looked very tired indeed. The client liked the location and general internal feel of the house. It was very poorly equipped by modern standards. The developed brief called for a virtual rebuild. The temptation to build anew was rejected as this would have restricted the amount of accommodation we could provide under new-build DA conditions. The main design idea is the provision of a daring semi-circular extension to the East side, the full height of the house. The tiled roof was removed and replaced with a low pitch metal deck. Nautical and Asian elements are incorporated in the form of circular windows and internal moon door opening. Generally openings to the East have been enlarged to take advantage of water views. To the west a new Entry and Day Room take advantage of the front garden and afternoon winter sun.
Designed by Tom Bomford Architects.
Description from Architects :
Origami Folding Planes can inspire a House, as like this house:
Origami House by Formwerks Architects
Description from Architects:
A detached dwelling for a small family of 3, the private spaces are enclosed in a sculptural loop that is poised above a dark base that extends down to a basement level multi-entertainment area.
The origami-inspired folding planes created a myriad of interesting internal volumes in the upper levels, was an attempt to break away with the limitation imposed by the infamous attic guidelines.
Villa K was nominated to Arkitekturs debutpris 2009. This villa was designed by Kanozi Architects.
Sunset Hill Residence by Robin Chell Design
Description from Robin Chell Design :
Built on a hillside overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this new 2500-square foot home features expansive windows and a combination of warm, durable materials, including concrete flooring and natural cedar siding. The interior scheme focused on a modern, neutral palette while expressing the architecture and maximizing light throughout the home. A separate office for the client was created in the lower floor, introducing a true live-work use into this neighborhood. A central “lantern” comprised of an open stairway and three-story light well was designed as the visual and functional focal point for the home.
Robin Chell Design also coordinated and specified exterior materials, color palette and building massing with the architects.
Architect: Studio Ectypos (Lucia Pirzio-Biroli and Michele Marquardi)
Photos by Daniel Sheehan Photography
Description of Cutler Residence from Architects:
Perched on a bluff overlooking Block Island Sound, the property is a flag lot at the edge of a new subdivision, bordered on three sides by water, wetlands, and woods. The client asked us to design a house with a minimal impact on the pristine landscape, maximum exposure to the views and all the amenities of a year round vacation home.
The basic requirements of each space were considered integrally with the effects of sunlight, breezes and views. The house was conceived as a lens, continually framing and magnifying the subtle changes in the surrounding environment. [ Murdock Young Architects ]