Posts Tagged 'house'

Un Techo Para mi Pais | A Roof for my Country

Just thought I´d report from well… now I´m in Rio already, but this is a video from Zarate, Argentina, where families live in houses as big as your room and their only water source is a hose coming from the ground. This is what we did, these are our families, our kids and our hopes.

Us beso grande de Ipanema,

os amo y extraño mucho,

Petra.

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Montecito Residence | Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

I love steel and I love Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects more every day, so this project makes me wanna carve their and mine initials in a heart on a tree. The Montecito Residence is a family home located in Toro Canyon, Montecito, CA. The environmental conditions in the area are challenging and a fire can get started in no-time, so the design solution is a house that functions as an umbrella to shield itself from the sun and allows naturally cool offshore breezes to move through the space. So pretty. The steel and concrete work perfectly with the landscape/ environment. What do you mean I haven’t been posting lately?! Stop being silly…

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(via: Noticias Arquitectura, photos: NY Times)

Home in Antwerpen – Sculp(IT)

Silvia Mertens and Pieter Peerlings of the Belgian architecture studio Sculp(IT) designed a building for living and working between two existing buildings. In fact, it was made in a 2,4m by 5,5m gap. It is a home for two that is nothing more than a steel frame with double wooden floors. The building has 3 floors (60m2): downstairs is for working, the first floor is for eating and cooking, the second for relaxing and the upper floor is a bedroom/bathroom area. The roof, of course, has a bath tub built in. Once the construction was completed, the staircase was put in place in one piece. The building has some symbolism in it as well – the street used to be a prostitution area of Antwerpen. I do have a slight problem with the bathroom, especially the toilet, but the house is tailored for the couple and is therefore perfect.

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(via: Archinect, all photographies by Luc Roymans)

A House Among Trees | Martín Fernández de Lema

There isn’t much information about this project but it’s amazing and I’ll post the photos I found. The house is situated in a forest site on the beach of Mar Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was designed by Martín Fernández de Lema and that’s pretty much all I know. Here’s a slideshow of Archinect photos and a (pretty bad but okay) video. I hope I’ll get to see this baby in person and if not, I’ll have to use my emergency semi-automatic on my non-architectural co-traveler friends *pretty smile*.

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(via: Archinect)

Haus H | Syntax Architektur

Designed by Syntax Architektur and completed in 2007, the H house is now a family owned home in Hadersfeld, Austria, that’s been transformed from an old inn. The inn was renovated and now offers the best views from the house but in addition to the existing building, two new volumes were built by the entrance. The idea of the project was to keep the existing trees and place the new structure around them. That yielded a unique design that makes the house look as though it’s crawling into the nature. The copper roof slowly touches the ground at one point where a private terrace is formed. The white walls were painted that way with the purpose of making contrast between the man-made and the nature. All in all, a project that really respects the site and that’s what it really comes down to.


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(via: Noticias Arquitectura)

The Barn House | Buro2

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This is one of my favourites. Completed in 2005 the Barn House, designed by the Belgian Buro2, used to be an old barn and they decided to make something of it. Rita Huys, the architect for the project, wanted to keep the building in touch with the surrounding landscape. Her aim was to make a residential building without disrespecting the culture, history and land in which it is embeded. She says ‘After all, the house’s best room is, in a way, the outdoors.’ In an era where architects are forgetting about local identities and hardly realize that they are the co-creators of the cultural environment, it’s very refreshing to see that somebody still handles all those things delicately. Check out the slideshow and the floorplan presentation…

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(via: Noticias Arquitectura, Wallpaper*)

Holman House | Durbach Block Architects

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The Australian Durbach Block Architects designed the elastic Holman House on a cliff in Dover Heights, NSW, Australia in 2004. The concrete walls curve around the surface to form two interesting cantilevers supported by steel columns and a small outside space inbetween from which you can walk down the stairs to the edge (below the edge) of the cliff. Absolutely James Bond. I cannot tell you how much I love cliffs. Whenever I see one my mind goes all: Cliff, cliff. Is it a cliff? I think I see a cliff! It’s a cliff, I see a cliff! What? I’m not suicidal.

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(via: Noticias Arquitectura)