Posts filed under 'Architecture'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.03.2017 - Tagged as: Irving Smith Architects
Photographer: Patrick Reynolds
From a context of accrued simple shed-esk dwellings in an isolated and south facing New Zealand coastal surf community, a strategy of sequencing building ‘sets’ (aka surf) was generated to scale new form to its surrounds. New ‘shed’ sets are then offset to allow seasonal living, circulation, and privacy options and for variations in wind and sun exposure.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.03.2017 - Tagged as: WHALE!
Photographer: Hugo Bertolotto
A stranded whale
Dry his back under the sun of a breezeless summer
Opaque as an ancient ash
Pale gray as a collected stone,
Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.03.2017 - Tagged as: Studio Toggle
Photographer: Gijo Paul George
The F.LOT house can be described as a minimal composition of 2 seemingly floating masses intersecting at right angles. A 5m cantilever adds drama and gives the composition its unique character. The house features a 15m long pool which appears to float above the parking. The pool bisects the longitudinal volume which houses the main social spaces and the living quarters.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.03.2017 - Tagged as: nachtaktiv
Photographer: Tom Bisig
As antithesis to the regional compacted village with simple detached houses, an L-shaped space continuum constitute the center of Innertkirchen. The floor to ceiling windows are a welcoming generosity which continues in the interior. Round downlights are spread over the multiply folded ceiling and mingle with recessed spotlights and round skylights on the upper floor. For temporary exhibitions tracks are inconspicuous integrated into the wall and can be fitted with spotlights. In the evenings, the interior remains readable afar thanks to the glare free lighting. The transition to the village square is fluent. (more…)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.03.2017 - Tagged as: Li Xiang / X+Living
Photographer: Shao Feng
Water, the cradle of everything, and the breeding ground of culture. Yangzhou was born near water. In the past,guiding by water, many literati and poets visited and gathered here. Also, this was a place loved by wits and beauties. In the book “A Dream of Red Mansions”, when Lin Dai-Yu is missing her hometown, the verses“Spring flower and autumn moon, green hills and clear water; twenty-four bridges, relics of the Six Dynasties”will come to her mind; this verses had raised so many people’s imagination about twenty-four bridges. In 2016, Zhongshuge was attracted by this beautiful and ethereality place, and hoped to enrich the beauty of Yangzhou with its own charm! (more…)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.03.2017 - Tagged as: superkül
Photographer: Shai Gil
Mineral Springs is a story of a farmhouse saved from demolition and bolstered by a very different addition. Built on 16 acres of land in the Niagara Escarpment – a working countryside and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve –this house extension makes a strong connection to its natural environment and the existing century farmhouse on the site. (more…)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.03.2017 - Tagged as: Mohamed Amine Siana
This striking structure draws its inspiration from Moroccan cultural roots, while opening up to new horizons. The intention was – working closely with the client’s lifestyle in mind – to build a house with discretion and introversion. The design centers on the opacity of the main facade, combining the principles of traditional architecture with a strong contemporary identity. (more…)
Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.03.2017 - Tagged as: Felix Held Architekt
Photographer: Ralph Feiner
The client asked for a house that blends into the landscape, with outstanding rooms and a sophisticated interior design. We studied historical residential architecture, to understand the idiosyncrasies of long–lasting structures. (more…)