Artlog: interior & architecture 36. Wadi-Rum-Desert-Lodge-2.jpg (728×485) See-through church, Limburg/Belgium by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. Project Details: Location: Limburg, Belgium Type: Cultural - Public Architects: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh - www.gijsvanvaerenbergh.com Photos: Kristof Vrancken / Z33 – Mine Daelemans photo by Kristof Vrancken / Z33 The church is a part of the Z-OUT project of Z33, house for contemporary art based in Hasselt, Belgium.
Z-OUT is an ambitious longterm art in public space project that will be realised on different locations in the Flemish region of Limburg over the next five years. photo by Kristof Vrancken The church is 10 meters high and is made of 100 layers and 2000 columns of steel. The design of the church is based on the architecture of the multitude of churches in the region, but through the use of horizontal plates, the concept of the traditional church is transformed into a transparent object of art. photo by Mine Dalemans. Home Dream Home - Part 4. Architectural Beauty: John Maniscalco Architecture, San Francisco. Architectural Beauty: Chenequa Residence, Wisconsin. Posted on September 6th, 2012 This curvaceous Wisconsin home was custom built by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz.
The inside features a gorgeous spiraling hem-lock roof that “sweeps over the entry and lifts the upper floor before disappearing from plain view”. The Chenequa Residence is almost completely constructed from natural materials that Mr Oshatz sourced himself and with it’s beautiful outdoor landscape, each area of this home celebrates the resounding beauty of nature. all images sourced from archdaily.
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Containers of Hope, a $40,000 Home by Benjamin Garcia Saxe. By Eric • Jun 16, 2011 • Selected Work Benjamin Garcia Saxe has recently completed the Containers of Hope project with a budget of $40,000.
Located in San Jose, Costa Rica this container house is the result of a close collaboration between the architect and his clients, who went on to construct the building themselves. The 1,000 square foot home is composed of two 40-foot used shipping containers set together with a raised mid section and clerestory windows. More shipping container houses here Containers of Hope by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture: “Gabriela Calvo and Marco Peralta dreamed of living in their fantastic property 20 minutes outside of the city of San Jose, Costa Rica; where they could be with their horses and enjoy the natural landscape.
It was important for me to provide them with the sunrise, the sunset, the spectacular views, and overall try and create a feeling of comfort and home. Photos by: Andres Garcia Lachner. Earthscrapers: Is Going Down Instead Of Up A Greener Way To Build? Evolo/via Every year, TreeHugger and all the architectural websites troll through the Evolo competition entries, looking for the most imaginative work from young architects with time on their hands.
Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder at the creativity and drawing skills. In 2010, I did not pay a lot of attention to Bunker Arquitectura's proposal for Earthscraper, an upside down pyramid in downtown Mexico City. Bunker Arquitectura/via It was not a new idea, and it was not the best iteration of it that I had seen. Earthscraper has become the architectural equivalent of a shot heard ’round the world. She spoke with Jeremy Faludi, who had some issues with the concept: I think it would work much better in a dry area in a northern, colder climate, where solid ground keeps you warm, and the glass top acts as a greenhouse. Evolo/via I discounted it at the time for some of the same reasons; while I admired the density, I didn't think it resolved the environmental issues.
Evolo/via. CNC carpentry: the 'selfsupportingframework' Two students working on load-bearing systems in the architecture department at Kassel University, Mischa Proll and Andreas Günther, have taken advantage of the wide range of design techniques available and breathed new life into a one-hundred-year-old construction concept.
The traditional reziprocal frame consists of short wooden joists, whose ends are carpentry-joined to a surface structure. With consistant types of profiles, lengths of elements and positions of the knots on the axises, a dome shape is created. The first documenting of such a framework, also called a „mandala roof“, dates back to the 12th century, according to the students' research, when a Buddhist monk by the name of Chogen created designs for temples, whose influence can still be seen today in the architecture of domes in China and Japan. The variation of individual parameters, for instance changing the join between two elements, leads to a change in all the other subsequent joins. Reinventing San Francisco’s Oriental Warehouse Loft. Dream Home : Syncline House by Arch 11. 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. Arch11 goes beyond seemingly restrictive site parameters to produce the above home on a syncline landscape. The geological definition of a syncline is a fold or crease in landscape caused by the rise of an ancient sea bed over time. The architects strategized to have the home reflect its site, which is a threshold between the city and nearby mountain park area. The home’s design embraces its position between nature and man through its sustainable green design qualities. Exterior facades show geometry and earth-toned materials that blend into the landscape. Looks like good Triangulo House by Ecostudio Architects.
Tangga House by Guz Architects. By Eric • Mar 23, 2011 • Selected Work 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. The large roof above the courtyard creates an indoor and outdoor space leading to the gardens and swimming pool which wraps around two sides of the house. Photos by: Patrick Bingham-Hall. Architecture. Imagine the renovation dilemmas.
A huge penthouse of a converted 1930s office building in TriBeCa, New York, is to be turned into a functioning home for a family with three teenagers. In fact, we can not quite imagine the issues that faced Steven Harris Architects when the family showed up, literally, at the doorstep of the celebrated architect and asked if he’d like to work on their home. Harris said yes and proceeded to make his magic. The scale of the apartment is huge and the freedom from budget constraints allowed for some spectacular solutions.
Harris’s work is often distinguished by clarity and light, by the use of glass, by the maximization of views and, above all, bold solutions. What emerged as a result of the TriBeCa Penthouse project, is a multi-level (27th and 28th floors) nearly 8,000 square-foot (743 square meter) family-friendly residence that includes self-contained guest quarters and a new glass-and-teak-beam rooftop pavilion that functions as a recreation room. The Luxury Casa Kimball Private Retreat in the Caribbean. The Luxury Casa Kimball Private Retreat in the Caribbean The Casa Kimball luxury villa has been designed to the highest of standards by Architect firm Rangr Studio.
It is a unique luxury rental villa located in Cabrera, Dominican Republic and consists of eight immaculately designed bedroom suites, which all feature breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean. About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us.. May 23, 2011 | Caribbean Dominican Republic Travel | View comments The Westin Hotel, Golf & Spa, Abu Dhabi by Gettys International architectural practice, Gettys, have designed the The Westin Hotel, Golf & Spa project. Luxury Paddington Penthouse, London Renowned London architects and designers SHH have completed the Paddington Penthouse project. Would You Live in a Shipping Container? Adam Kalkin isn't the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers.
A handful of architects, including Jennifer Siegal and Lot-Ek, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them to design luxurious homes, museum additions, and refugee housing. In architectural circles, Kalkin is regarded as something of an oddball. He began his talk at the Urban Center in New York Tuesday night by playing the first five minutes of a Jerry Lewis movie, followed by the actor's acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last month. His website includes lessons on hitting a tennis forehand and a selection of songs to sing after taking antidepressants. For all his artsy provocations, Kalkin's strategy makes some practical sense. "Quik Build" arrives as modernist prefab has begun to lose its bargain appeal after years of hype.
Awesome Above-Ground Outdoor Pool (10 pics) Modern Concrete House (15 photos) 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. The first impression that visitors usually get is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and ramps that extend up to the roof. Upon further inspection, they find a vegetation area that climbs towards the sky! The back of the house opens up towards the garden where the lounge, dining room, library, study, and bedrooms are found. A-cero. Kindergarten Centered Around a Legendary Tree. At the Fuji Kindergarten in Japan, Tezuka Architects created a unique environment that, as a tool for learning, promotes freedom of movement.
"Ring Around a Tree" is the extension of an existing kindergarten that consists of a wood and transparent glass volume spiraling upward, enveloping a Japanese Zelkova tree. The project creates spaces for play and foreign language instruction, while also providing a fun area for the children to wait for the school bus. Though, to the average adult, the space appears to have just two floors, for the children it has six with some areas being just three feet (one meter) high. Elements like railings and handrails are very slender, while the interior floors are made of wood. All outdoor areas are covered with soft rubber mats to help cushion the children's inevitable falls. Planted more than 50 years ago, the Zelkova tree has quite the storied past. Via [Domus] Most Interesting Libraries of the World. Maldives Floating Islands: Star-Shaped Mini-Cities - Decoded Stuff.
The tiny island nation of the Maldives is under serious threat from rising sea levels caused by climate change. No part of the 1200 islands which make up the Maldives is more than six feet above sea level, so as sea-levels rise, the entire nation will be under water. The government is buying up land in nearby nations as a place to retreat to when the Maldives disappears. Now it appears that the intrepid Maldivians have come up with a new strategy to fight the rising tide: creating mini floating islands! Koen Olthuis Designs Maldives Floating Islands concept.
While exact design details of these new floating islands are still unavailable, Dutch Docklands knows a thing or two about creating water developments using methods and procedures that reduce impact on underwater life and minimize changes to coastal morphology. Source: Inhabitat, Waterstudio.NL. SEE THIS HOUSE: BARN RAISING STYLE!