A Contemporary Barn Inspired Home In Sydney. Photography by Murray Fredericks.
The new addition to this house in California is clad In Shou Sugi Ban siding. Photography by Mathew Millman This home, located near San Francisco, California, was originally a joint venture between Min | Day and Burks Toma Architects, and was substantially completed in 1999.
Then in 2005, Min | Day added the swimming pool and related outdoor spaces. Mid-century home in Massachusetts gets an updated look. A Home Designed For A Growing Family In Houston, Texas. Architecture firm CONTENT, have designed the Kipling Residence, a new home in Houston, Texas.
The description from the designer: The Kipling Residence is a new addition to the Montrose neighborhood of Houston just north of the Menil grounds. A Contemporary Cottage In The Dutch Countryside. Light glows through the cedar facade of Writer's Shed by WSD. Hidden at the bottom of a London garden, this glowing shed by British studio Weston, Surman & Deane was designed as a writing retreat for an author (+ slideshow).
Weston, Surman & Dean was asked to build a studio that reflected the client's passion for children's literature and mythology, and responded by creating a whimsical cabin that features a back-lit facade. The inner facade of the Writer's Shed is shingle-clad with a glazed sliding door that opens out to a covered veranda facing back towards the house. A cedar screen fronts the veranda and gaps between the narrow slats allow light to shine out at night. This Swedish house has a large gable-roofed extruded space facing the lake. Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture have designed Villa Bondö, a family home near Gothenburg, Sweden.
Hammer Architects Design A Home In The Forest With Abundant Natural Light. The Håkansson Tegman House by Johan Sundberg. Johan Sundberg designed the Håkansson Tegman house in Höllviken, Sweden.
Project description Höllviken south of Malmö was originally a seaside resort, but the forested rows of summer houses are continuously being transformed into a carpet of permanent housing. Elmthorpe House by Waind Gohil re-interprets neighbouring homes. This house in Oxford, England, by Waind Gohil Architects mirrors the style and shape of older terraced houses on its street, but features a pared-back design to distinguish it as a contemporary addition (+ slideshow).
London studio Waind Gohil Architects gave Elmthorpe House a glazed gable, hidden drainpipes, and a limited palette of materials to create a simplified version of adjacent terraced houses. "While the form of the house reflects the scale of adjacent buildings, a limited palette of materials is seamlessly detailed to complement the house's simple form and re-interpret the vernacular," said architect John Ashton. The residence was built for landscape and garden designer Angus Thompson and his family, and replaces an industrial building that had been used for making sheds.
Blue Hills House by la SHED architecture. La SHED architecture designed the Blue Hills House, located in Morin-Heights, Quebec, Canada.
Project description. Cycle House by Chadbourne + Doss Architects. Chadbourne + Doss Architects have recently completed a house for two people and 18 bicycles in Seattle, Washington.
This new 2,400 square foot residence is located at the intersection of two major bike routes in the Mount Baker neighborhood of Seattle. The lot is narrow, but has lake and mountain views to the east. We sought to craft an efficient custom residence that uniquely represents the Owners’ personality and lifestyle.Martin and Shelley, a very active couple, wanted a home that would not only have storage and maintenance space for their 18 bicycles, but would also facilitate entertaining, provide cozy nooks for reading and relaxing, and maintain a strong connection to the exterior.They were very engaged in our design process, even providing us with scent vials meant to evoke sensibilities they wished to experience in their home- cool ocean, woody comfort, industrial, and balanced quiet/calm.
Waverley Residence by Anderson Architecture. Ngunguru House / Tennent + Brown Architects. Architects: Tennent + Brown Architects Location: Ngunguru, Northland, New Zealand Project Team: Hugh Tennent, Neil Drummond Area: 260 sqm Year: 2010 Photographs: Paul McCredie From the architect.
This house for a family with two young boys is sited on a previously leveled hilltop in regenerating Northland bush. Beautiful narrow coastal views between existing trees generated an idea of the house as a bush camp – a collection of single storey rooms along a central path with outdoor spaces between. Kinetic louvres move and pivot in three dimensions to screen sunlight. Architecture student Tyler Short has developed an alternative to the traditional window shade - mechanical louvres that move in three dimensions to adapt to sunlight at different times of the day (+ movie). Like vertical indoor blinds, the conceptual Penumbra shading system would hang down in front of windows and could be pivoted left and right to adapt to the east and west orientations of the sun.
But it would also be able to fold upwards to create a horizontal shade against the high afternoon sun. "This project was designed to offer a kinetic and mechanical solution to a problem that would otherwise be nearly impossible to solve with static architectural components: providing shading across a building facade for both low evening sun and high afternoon sun conditions," explained Short, who created the design for his architecture degree at the University of Oregon. Woodpeckers by Ström Architects. Here's another small-scale project featuring strikingly realistic renderings - this time a timber-clad home in England by Ström Architects, who claim that investing in quality CGI is "more effective than advertising" (+ slideshow + interview).
Sited on the edge of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, Woodpeckers is designed by Ström Architects as a two-storey holiday house with a glazed conservatory and a raised terrace wrapping the south and east elevations. The structure of the house will comprise a prefabricated timber frame, allowing for a quick construction, while the dimensions have been generated using standard truss components that will help keep the project within budget. Larch cladding panels will in time give a silvery grey colour to the external walls, plus a bulky brick chimney will create both indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
"Renders definitely help to convey a feeling of what you are trying to achieve. They also help to demonstrate top design quality," he said. Two Passive Solar Gain Houses in Porthtowan by Simon Conder Associates.