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St-Hubert Residence


The clients wished to enlarge their 800sq-ft bungalow by adding a second floor to the existing structure. However, the poor conditions of the foundations quickly proved this option impossible. In turn, the architects studied the possibility to build an extension into the backyard. Two major constraints were to be found: 1) the Municipality forbade to […]


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Ehrlich Architects
Zeidler House


Located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the 3,500-square-foot Zeidler Residence arranges interior and exterior living spaces to maximize views, natural light, and ocean breezes within a subtle, sophisticated material palette. Designed for a retired couple with grown children, the house sits on a relatively flat corner lot with expansive views of the Pacific […]


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BAK Arquitectos
Casa en la Playa


This work is the result of a process which has begun with the construction of a house in the same seaside town in a zone full of coniferous. So it is necessary to know the records to understand the proposal of this House. BUILDING IN THE FOREST We propose choices which guarantee the survival of […]


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FINNE Architects
Fall City Renovation


The Fall City Renovation began with a farmhouse on a hillside overlooking the Snoqualmie River valley, about 30 miles east of Seattle. On the main floor, the walls between the kitchen and dining room were removed, and a 25-ft. long addition to the kitchen provided a continuous glass ribbon around the limestone kitchen counter. The […]


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KWK Promes
Safe House


The house is situated in a small village at the outskirts of Warsaw. The surroundings are dominated with usual „polish cubes” from the sixties and old wooden barns. The clients’ top priority was to gain the feeling of maximum security in their future house, which determined the building’s outlook and performance. The house took the […]


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Avanto Architects/ Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen
Villa Q


The modern city villa is located in North Helsinki, in an area characterized by old wooden villas. The sculptural form is motivated by the dramatic setting: the summit of a rocky hill. The parallellogram-shape of the main building creates sunny courtyards both to the south and the west. The facades are clad in broad boards […]


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Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
Mummy Mountain Residence


The project proposes an architecture that responds to the inherent qualities of the site, privileged views, and the larger context of the Sonoran Desert. The language of the house draws upon these inherencies and allows for a greater understanding of the project’s circumstances. A series of parallel sandblasted concrete block walls (CMU) are configured in […]


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BAK Arquitectos
Mapuche House


‘Mapuche Country Club’ does not come to be a new born ‘country’ (condominium). Therefore, its lush vegetation, which has grown throughout the years, has added such a value to the place that has led both our clients (and friends) and us to agree on the fact that that area was the right one. Among all […]


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Formodesign
House On The Water


Accessible only by boat, Formodesign’s House On The Water, is a brilliant concept relying on the sea and the sun’s rays to to fullfil its energy and water requirements. Located off the coast of Greece’s Zante Island , this concept home was conceived as a single family rental unit and is positioned so as to […]


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David Coleman Architecture
Zig Zag House


This 2400 square foot house explores the notion of edges and intersections. From the street, the building is understated and deceptively simple. A garden wall defines the edge between public and private. A wooden bridge leads over a reflecting pool, accessing the entry courtyard. The north wall of the courtyard is defined by a bottle […]


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Ehrlich Architects
700 Palms Residence


The objective for this eco-friendly residence in Venice, California was to: design a high-performance home that dissolves the barriers between indoors and outdoors; utilize raw, honest materials appropriate to the bohemian grittiness of the surrounding community; and have the smallest carbon footprint in balance with lifestyle. Three garden courtyards embrace three 60-year-old trees. The courtyards […]


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Simon Winstanley Architects
The Houl


The Houl is a contemporary single storey ‘long house’ which is recessive in the landscape, sustainable in its construction and achieves a ‘zero carbon’ rating by using very high levels of insulation, whole house heat recovery ventilation, air source heat pump and a wind turbine. The entrance to the house is sited on the north […]


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Pitsou Kedem Architect
Ramat Hasharon House 6


A home situated in the center of the country and designed as a family home.  The architectural design of the structure is based on an exposed and tight concrete mass that is used as a massive and obvious framework for the structure’s spaces. The concrete mass is timeless, almost frozen and primal with the materials […]


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XTEN Architecture
Openhouse


This residence is embedded into a sharply sloping hillside property, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into nature and open to the city beyond. The structure and detailing of the house is more complex than it appears. Extensive grading and terraced retaining walls were developed to […]


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BAK Arquitectos
JD House


Recognizing and seizing the particular maritime-forest microclimate together with the low budget available and with the requirement of a minimum posterior maintenance were determinant in the decision of the esthetic-constructive system of the house. The need to capture the light that passes through the trees led us to conceive the house as a “semicovered” and […]


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Ehrlich Architects
The Schindler House


How does one restore a derelict house designed by one of the founding fathers of California modernism, updating it into a green, functional home for a young family? This was the challenge facing Culver City-based architect Steven Ehrlich when he purchased a 2-bedroom, 981-square-foot house designed by Rudolf M. Schindler in 1939.  The house, sited […]


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DVA ARHITEKTA
Varaždin Residence


Varaždin, a  hisstoric city in northern part of Croatia, is known for its well-preserved Baroque architecture. The narrow streets, squares and parks, facades with its  ornaments contribute to the identity of the city. The house is within walking distance of downtown. One-story house with the longer side of the façade along the street, is the […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Atrium House (Casa del Atrio)


Casa del Atrio in a urban area parts of the desire to maximize the feeling of spaciousness. Two strategies are used. The principal is to release the largest possible in the middle of the site allowing you to enjoy a private space with a height and volume incalculable. It enhances the perimeter of contact with […]


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Nicolas Tye Architects
Cedarwood, Manchester


  Set within a generous mature landscaped plot with views across the open Cheshire countryside Cedarwood offers a contemporary rural residence completed to the highest possible specification. Designed by the award wining Nicolas Tye Architects the brief was to create a timeless yet elegant design, which connected with the surrounding landscape. Nestled deep within the […]


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Alchemy Architects, home of the weeHouse
Ardo


The owner is a concert violinist with a one-year-old son.  In 2002, she requested a retreat costing $45 -$50k that valued poetry over commodity.  In 2002, the final cost came to about $57,000 including all interior furnishings, decks, and outhouse.   The architects produced the cabin with a team of 4 people in two months using […]


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