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PLACE houses, green prefab housing designed in Seattle

PLACE houses, green prefab housing designed in Seattle

Lofted Forest Home: Organic Curves & Natural Materials Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture. Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function. Wood and stone carry naturalistic themes from the outside in and even the metal looks naturally rusted. The curved, organic mix of materials continues to the interior of this elevated forest home – a conceptual play on the fluidity and complexity of music (the source of inspiration for the architect and client in the design).

Modern House Designs Concrete Home Surrounded by Vineyard features Shades of Brown The Magliocco House is located in Chamoson, Valais, Switzerland and was designed by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes to take advantage of the vineyard, valley and mountain views. Set on a picturesque slope the materials and design aesthetic chosen where carefully...... See All Images... 3 Amazing Ways Old Buildings Have Been Reused It's a sad fact of life as a building that, eventually, you're going to wear out your welcome within the community. At that point, you have two options: be torn down or become something else. All of the buildings on this list chose the latter option, with insanely impressive results. #3. Rustic Modern: Earth, Wood & Steel High-Desert Home There is something about the high-desert prairie lands that indeed seems to invite the long lines and simple naturalistic materials that date back to Frank Lloyd Wright and the so-called Prairie Style approach to designing and building homes. In this case, however, novel techniques and new materials make this modern desert residence a kind of bridge between the stylistic past and a more sustainable future. The interplay of void and solid, spaces and planes, that define this structure (designed by Pique) are more then merely modernist affectations in section and plan – they are a means of blocking out excess solar energy while capturing natural light, leading it all the way to the basement of the building. These more contemporary, rational and linear moves are also balanced by rustic colors and rusted materials.

Luxury Lake Home by Architect Peter Cohan is a dream come true for outdoor... Like this article? Share it: It's no doubt that this luxury lake home in Seattle, Washington, was designed by a Washington native, to maximize on the often-scarce daylight, and the always-magnificent views of the area. Crystal River - The most beautiful river on earth [Pics] Cano Cristales - Crystal River. River of five colors, as the locals call it, originates in the south of the mountain chain Macarena, Colombia, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Guayabero river. In the Cano Cristales found five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. All of them are waste product of many algae and, depending on time of year, color saturation, or weakened or strengthened. Share on Tumblr

Dream-Like Desert Home Design for Wide Open-Air Spaces Frank Lloyd Wright would be proud to see this future student of his school, experimenting with architecture that responds to the landscape but is expressive, unique and livable as well. Simon de Aguero created this project for the FLW School of Architecture and almost entirely from found scrap, waste and local materials including discarded steel, desert earth and forgotten concrete-shaping forms. The core structure is built out of rammed earth, rising jagged like natural rocks from the ground.

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.

Mix Collection of 99 Stunning Photographs to Refresh Your Mind When it comes to inspiration then there is no limitation on resources. Photography is one of the key sources of inspiration for some of my past work. Here we talking about photography of various forms like aerial, wildlife, underwater, portrait, nature, travel etc. which I find usually amaze me more than anything.