Posts from August 2018

Fri 31.8.

Mountain House by studio razavi architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.08.2018 - Tagged as:

Mountain House by studio razavi architecture

Photographer: Olivier-Martin Gambier

In this highly preserved Alpine valley, stringent architectural guidelines allow for very little freedom of architectural expression. Everything from building height/width ratio to roof slope, via building material and window sizes are strictly controlled to enforce what is locally perceived as patrimony protection but de facto creating camp architecture, endlessly mimicking
traditional mountain homes. (more…)

Thu 30.8.

Stajnhaus by ORA

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Stajnhaus by ORA

Photographer: BoysPlayNice

The ŠTAJNHAUS has not been a project, the ŠTAJNHAUS has been a process. This house with a Renaissance core stands right at the foot of the chateau hill, in the former Jewish quarter of Mikulov (a. k. a. Nikolsburg). Throughout its existence it has suffered a great many scars, it has gone through tens of reconstructions and operations. All of these have altered the house beyond recognition. Yet it has maintained its almost medieval picturesqueness. (more…)

Wed 29.8.

Kinfolk Gallery by Norm Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 29.08.2018 - Tagged as:

Kinfolk Gallery by Norm Architects

The Kinfolk Gallery and office space has been created in close dialogue with Nathan Willams and Jessica Gray from Kinfolk. This is how we work with all our clients. We try to combine our universe with theirs. Much like human well-being, the essence of our work is found in balance— between richness and restraint, between order and complexity. Our vision is to look beyond sight. We want to create spaces that feel good in every way. (more…)

Tue 28.8.

A Towel For All Times: Fouta

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.08.2018 - Tagged as:

A Towel For All Times: Fouta

fouta’s soft Sablé towels boast a wide operational washing temperature range between 20-95ºC, without suffering material degradation. This means they can stand up to anything a busy family home can throw at them

The Swiss luxury brand FOUTA crafts classic Mediterranean towels like those traditionally worn by men and women in the public baths of the 19th century. (texy by James Wormald )

 

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Forest House by Fearon Hay Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.08.2018 - Tagged as:

Forest House by Fearon Hay Architects

Photographer: Simon Wilson

Set at the foot of the Waitakere Ranges is a collection of timber clad, gabled structures. They slip past one another, opening spaces for courtyards, cooking and fire. The clients wanted a working house, not just a place they would go to sleep in. So the buildings had to have that functionality, but as a place it also had to be exciting. The clients came to us to be surprised and to have something from a design point of view they didn’t quite understand. (more…)

Mon 27.8.

Bougainvillea Row House by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.08.2018 - Tagged as:

Bougainvillea Row House by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Photographer: Justin Alexander

Sydney’s planners are considering the return of the terraced house, or row house, as a favoured residential building type. It is believed the terrace could be one solution to addressing housing affordability; by allowing the subdivision of standard quarter acre blocks of land into narrow strips and building adjoining two-three storey dwellings. (more…)

Fri 24.8.

The Green House by Sigurd Larsen

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.08.2018 - Tagged as:

The Green House by Sigurd Larsen

Photographer: Tia Borgsmidt

A series of single family houses is designed for Frikøbing near Copenhagen in Denmark. The development plan for the area has high demands on sustainability for construction materials, insulation, energy and air circulation. The Green House is the first of our typologies to be developed in the area and consists of a simple plan arrangement that allow for low construction costs while offering generous living spaces. (more…)

Thu 23.8.

Highgate Bowl by HASA Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 23.08.2018 - Tagged as:

Highgate Bowl by HASA Architects

Photographer: Simone Bossi

HASA Architects has completed works to transform a derelict horticultural glasshouse at Highgate Bowl in North London into a new event space. The project, inspired by the frame and construction of the original building, explores the possibilities of this forgotten piece of the city by bringing it back into use through a series of small-scale interventions. These sensitive interventions take the form of new external and internal pathways, as well as rooms and furniture pieces that guide visitors through the large open bays of the glasshouse while framing views of the surrounding landscape and Bowl beyond. (more…)