The Meera House by Guz Architects We have already reviewed the Fish House by Guz Architects, and now present another project of these talented designers. The houses have much in common and it is difficult to say which one is more beautiful. The Meera House is located on the island of Sentosa adjacent to Singapore and amazes with its magnificence. Looking from above, the house is like a green oasis, because roof and terraces are covered with grass and some trees. But this is not the only outstanding feature of this splendid design. Stackyard House / Mole Architects Stackyard House / Mole Architects Architects Location Palgrave, Diss, Suffolk IP22, United Kingdom Area 243.0 sqm Photographs Contractor Willow Builders Ltd Structural Engineers JP Chick & Partners Ltd & Just Swiss Quantity Surveyor Sherriff Tiplady Associates Ltd Timber Frame Just Swiss More SpecsLess Specs From the architect. Stackyard is a new-build two-storey rural house neighbouring a Grade II listed farmhouse on the edge of the village of Palgrave in Suffolk. Designed as a new home for a retiring couple it is a modern house with an exposed timber structure, maximum natural light, sustainable features.
Subtle Subterranean House is Underground & Understated Many underground homes have relatively extreme designs, either due to ultra-wealthy clients who give their architects a (literal or at least metaphorical) blank check to design a luxury dream house, or because of existing conditions (for instance; retrofitting an old military base and/or missile silo to be a new home). This modest alternative shows the power of simplicity in a nonetheless remarkable minimalist home in the ground. BCHO Architects started by carving a basic box-shaped void into the earth, holding a place for the space with likewise simple retaining walls of rough and raw board-formed concrete. A side stairway starts the sequence of movement down into this space, slowly taking into increasingly more enclosed areas. Along the way, the naturalistic texture of this bounding structure is reprised in real-dirt exterior courtyard floors, rammed-earth walls outside and natural-finish wooden furniture inside.
20 of the Sneakiest Secret Doors (list) Hidden Doors and Secret Passageways are always a cool amenity to any house. Not only does provide mystery to your living quarters, but it also allows for a bit of privacy. Hidden doors and secret passageways seem to be a popular room addition since there are numerous companies on the web who specialize in such requests, like The Hidden Door Company, Creative Home Engineering and Hide A Door. Of course, you can easily get the typical hidden door in a bookcase, but we’ve found some pretty interesting ones below!
Extreme Modern Hillside Home with an Amazing View True to its name, the Open House by Xten Architecture is incredibly spacious inside and has innumerable amazing views out onto the surrounding landscape from its luxurious Hollywood Hills vantage point. Sharp angular lines define the house in space from the outside but also direct viewers to look back out once within the structure, past the pool and deck and to the cityscape below. Comfortable interior spaces give way to narrow circulation areas that, in turn, open back up to the broader outside world. Deeper within the house, spaces become increasingly private – tucked between the building itself, retaining walls and the hillside behind. This is yet another example of taking a strangely sloped site and making the best of each of its site elements – the hillside behind the house, the vista out the front and everything in between.
Garden House by David Guerra Email David Guerra is the Brazilian architect that redesigned the Garden House, a 1980′s house located in Brazil. This amazing house was constructed considering some important aspects like the interior/exterior integration which was planned to be bigger. This was possible using the garden day by day and it not only helped at the integration but also at the lighting of the rooms that used to be dark. To be suitable for the new owners the house was modernized adding new spaces that can be used in different ways. Besides this process the architects though to destroy walls, transform doors, windows and attatch protection covering, substitute products, recuperate structures, new eletric, new hydraulic, new illumination, an atelier, a wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, bathroom, sauna, deck and pool.
Simple Modernistic Suburban House – Fritz Residence by OJMR Architects This 2,600 square feet residence is designed by OJMR Architects for retired couple and located in Palm Springs, California. The house is located on a flat, irregularly shaped lot at the end of a cul-de-sac and wrapped around the pool. It consist of two blocks with very simple rectangular shape which helps to simplify the overall look of the site.
Portable Solar Desalination 'Plant' That May Aid In Third World Water Woes By Meera Dolasia on September 14, 2012 CCSSNAS-1NCSS-3Word Search 'Water, Water everywhere, not a drop to drink' - That, unfortunately, is the situation faced by millions of residents in developing countries who are surrounded by oceans, but have no access to fresh drinking water. Now thanks to this ingenious portable ceramic desalination 'plant' created by Milan-based designer Gabriele Diamanti, there may be a viable solution. The Eliodomestico works just like a coffee percolator except, upside down. It comprises of two ceramic pieces that sit on top of each other.
The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects Designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, an international firm well-known for the design of site-sensitive resort and mixed-use projects around the world, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction & Development, this home is a statement of what is possible combining “high design with high sustainability.” Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Hillside House has just received certification as the first LEED for Homes Platinum custom home in Marin County, and one of only a handful in Northern California. Photograpghy by Mariko Reed. The four-story home – clad with beautiful, sustainable Western Red Cedar siding – is set on a steep hillside site that provides for a very vertical design with living and private zones situated on multiple separate floors.
19th Century London Water Tower Transformed into a Unique, High-Flying Home The eight-story water tower was designed for the nearby Lambeth Workhouse and Hospital, and it was the tallest water tower in all of London when it was completed in 1867. But the tower fell into disuse in the 20th century, and it became home to thousands of pigeons. “There were 2,000 dead pigeons in there, and poo that went up to the top of your wellies!” Osborne told the Penarth Times. Converting a structure that was built to hold water into one that’s more conducive to human activities is no small task. The Cluny House by Guz Architects By Eric • Feb 25, 2011 • Selected Work The Cluny House, located in Singapore, is another dream home designed by Guz Architects. The project demonstrates how technology, planning and design can be applied sensitively to generate a comfortable, luxurious, yet sustainable family home.
Thong House / NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS Thong House / NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS Architects Location District 7, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Architects in Charge Shunri Nishizawa, Vu Ngoc Tam Nhi Area 325.0 sqm Project Year 2014 Photographs Contractor Trung Long Company Supervisor Nguyen Van Hanh The perceived quality of life in buildings should come from the geometry and how that geometry connects to human beings”.