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When you first think about the words concrete house, you might imagine a cold, sterile environment, perhaps something similar to a prison. If that's the case, this one story house designed by architecture studio A-cero will likely change your mind. Located on the outskirts of Madrid, Concrete House II features a façade that boasts a spectacular view of the whole house.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada is among the most sought after destinations for dream homes. The beautiful views of the large freshwater lake located in the Sierra Nevada make Tahoe the perfect get away destination. There are quite a few waterfront properties lining the lake, few as breathtaking as ‘The Lake House’ designed by San Francisco based studio Mark Dziewulski Architect . Built nearly 6 years ago, the project was started in June 2006 and took until February 2010 to complete the extravagant home. This monstrous home covers over 8,694 square feet of contemporary beauty that includes 5 floors, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, six level glass stairwell, and of course a glass elevator to make accessing your desired floor a breeze.
Safdie Architects recent design, ‘Condominium at Bishan Central’ , a 38-story residential complex in the Bishan district of Singapore. The structure specially provides air movement to individual units while the upper balconies provide ventilation. The cluttered blocks of vertical space helps blend in the connections with natures with personal access to outdoor gardens.
July 21st, 2011 – Perched on the hillside atop the waters of Pretty Beach , on the Bouddi Peninsula, just north of Sydney, is a surreal tree house called The Pretty House . The exclusive seven-acre property encompasses three one-bedroom pavilions that surround the main home. Each pavilion is rented out to guests who are lavished with an in-house chef, treetop views of the sparkling Brisbane waters, private decks for sunbathing, a wine cellar, heated pool, and a stunning 38 foot yacht to explore the waters (swoon!). The interiors are modern and saturated in warm, earthy color tones. It’s as if an old world traveler left his 1930′s travel trunks, hand crafted tables, fine Belgium linens behind and trinkets that document his adventures.
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Nov 11, 2009 Posted on Nov 11, 2009 | 11 comments 13 Repurposed Dwellings This article is courtesy of Castelblanco.com, Los Angeles Housing Attorneys . There is no denying the movement toward living green and the increased popularity of re-purposed goods.
The Russian Hill Residence was designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and is located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood. This 5,800 square foot LEED Platinum home features three bedrooms, 5 full baths, three gas fireplace, two gas fire pits, one on the roof deck and one in the garden and an elevator to all floors. According to Sotheby’s , it’s “central, open-plan living area adapts easily to casual evenings or formal entertaining. Downstairs, an entertainment room opens onto a secluded garden with fountain and fire pit. Upstairs, a cantilevered stairway and glass-floored walkway separate the master suite from two additional bedrooms, each with private bath. On the roof, a deck with panoramic bay views adjoins a room with full bath that might welcome guests, house an au pair or serve as an in-home office.”
Located in southwestern Pennsylvania about 60 miles south of Pittsburgh, Fallingwater was designed by world-renowned American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Amazingly, it was built between 1936 and 1939 over a waterfall and was designed in just 3 short hours. It is stunning to see how Mr. Wright seamlessly blended a man-made structure with the natural landscape. For further information, visit www.fallingwater.org Captured by: Greg Bennett, WORKtoDATE
I can't speak for all architects , but I find myself drawn to the more impractical architecture in the world. Buildings designed less to fill a utilitarian need and more for the sake of self-actualization. I would almost say that this project by Belzberg Architects is more of a resort than a residence , yet the design elements and spatial order of the project are quite compelling. Despite its extravagance it remains elegant and inviting. So while this type of architecture might not be practical or sustainable or affordable, it remains quite inspirational.
Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, sedge, rushes and heather, layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof.
This luxury LA property , with the interior designed by Marc Canadell is a contemporary masterpiece set in an acre of land for those who value privacy and tranquility in this busy city. The interior has been finished using high quality materials and luxury furniture throughout. The property compromises of of over 9000 square feet of luxurious living space, with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, bespoke kitchen , stunning city views and an outdoor cinema projector. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
The Tangga House is another Singapore’s dream home designed by Guz Architects . Completed in 2009, the 7,663 square foot residence is located in Holland Village, an elite district of Singapore that is famous amongst the expatriate community. The luxury single-family home gives the owners the opportunity to live in harmony and comfort with nature, in Singapore’s hot tropical climate. Tangga House by Guz Architects: “The house is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional courtyard house, laid out around a central green courtyard with a double height stair and entry area forming the focal point of the project. The L-shaped plan creates open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer resident’s views over the courtyard to the veranda, roof gardens and beyond.
This exceptionally designed modern architectural residence sits alongside a mountainous Midwestern terrain. The designing firm, Arch11 was founded in 1993 by James Trewitt and E.J. Meade, and is based in Boulder and Denver Colorado.
first image living with books and art a loft in new york all images courtesy UNStudio UNStudio 's design for an existing loft located in greenwich village in manhattan explores the interaction between a gallery and living space. the main walls in the loft flow through the space, and together with articulated ceilings create hybrid conditions in which exhibition areas merge into living areas.
first image 'villa nyberg' by kjellgren kaminsky architecture kjellgren kaminsky architecture has produced swedens first series of passive houses sold as type houses in collaboration with emrahus. their goal was to make this environmentally friendly building technique available for all. 'villa nyberg' is the first one to get built. the villa has been customized for the nyberg family and is situated in borlänge, central sweden. passive houses are extremely well-insulated buildings that are largely heated by the energy already present in the building - people and our household equipment generate a lot of energy. their energy simulations show that this villa will have an energy consumption for heating of only 25 kwh/m²year.