Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Fri 19.1.

Healdsburg I by Feldman Architecture

Posted by Walter Phillips on 19.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Healdsburg I by Feldman Architecture

Photographer: Joe Fletcher

Comprised of two perpendicular bars atop a hill overlooking the village of Healdsburg, this home offers both ample social space ideal for entertaining and the privacy of a rural retreat. The taller section runs along the ridge of the hill and houses the home’s great room.

 

Four oversized glass panels open dramatically on each side, transforming the space into an outdoor pavilion whose flush concrete floors extend into a poolside patio to the north and into a terrace featuring a fire pit to the south to offer comfortable outdoor areas for both hot and cool weather. With these doors drawn up, the site offers one sweeping, continuous view from the pool, through the great room, and down into the distant village below. (more…)

Tue 16.1.

Bardon House by bureau proberts

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Bardon House by bureau proberts

Photographer: © Alicia Taylor Photography

Liam Proberts, Managing and Creative Director of award-winning Brisbane-based architectural practice bureau^proberts, has designed his family home. (more…)

Thu 11.1.

The Ogden Center by Daniel Libeskind

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.01.2018 - Tagged as:

The Ogden Center by Daniel Libeskind

Photographer: Hufton and Crow

Durham, UK— Durham University has opened its new £11.5 million Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics designed by Studio Libeskind (New York). Durham University is one of the world’s leading institutions in cosmology and space science and it is hoped that the new Ogden Centre building will further cement this position. The new Centre will accommodate the rapid growth and academic success of Durham’s research into fundamental physics, enabling it to maintain its leading global position in the decades ahead. (more…)

Wed 10.1.

Qiandao Lake Cable Car Station by Archi-Union Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Qiandao Lake Cable Car Station by Archi-Union Architects

Photographer: Su Shengliang and Lin Bian

In 2013, Professor Zhang took initiative persuading several Shanghai architects to take part in the “Hualian Group Qiandao Lake Development at Jinxianwan East Resort Planning and Architecture Design Project.” At that time the lottery results often turned up planning and architecture design opportunities. What floated up for us was a cable car station design and construction project, giving the project to us at that time produced quite a disturbance among the staid Shanghai architecture community. (more…)

Tue 9.1.

Holiday House F At Garda Lake by bergmeisterwol

Posted by Walter Phillips on 09.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Holiday House F At Garda Lake by bergmeisterwol

Photographer: Gustav Willeit

The existing building, the extension and the garden come together as one. Vertical sliding windows can be moved downward and disappear, transforming intimate into wide open spaces. A canopy becomes a house and then a canopy again. A terrace on the canopy can be reached through an outdoor stairway connecting the existing structure to the garden. Dyed concrete surfaces build a complementary relationship with the existing plastered stone façade. The extension drifts away from the existing building and comes to light through some interstitial spaces. The pool is located in the garden, between a lemon orchard and 100-year-old palm trees. (more…)

Mon 8.1.

Kew House by McLaren Excell

Posted by Walter Phillips on 08.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Kew House by McLaren Excell

Photographer: Simone Bossi

 

Kew House involved the complete re-structuring of a Victorian London house and former stable yard in Richmond, turning a house of many small rooms into a series of orchestrated spaces that allow the house to breathe and flow. The project principally involved the building of a rear extension, comprising of two chamfered forms nestling together. Externally, the extension sits in sharp contrast to the background of the painted-out rear façade of the original house – standing proud and distinct, with walls of pale and pitted masonry bedded down on lime mortar applied roughly and heavily brushed across the brick face. (more…)

Fri 5.1.

Alta Chalet by Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Alta Chalet by Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Photographer: Shai Gil

Alta Chalet is designed as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto. Tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment, the site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous and coniferous trees which, in summer, offer welcome shade and privacy. (more…)

Thu 4.1.

Snaroya Church by Hille Melbye Arkitekter

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Snaroya Church by Hille Melbye Arkitekter

Photographer: Teigen

Traditionally churches have been a big part of our firm’s portfolio. Snarøya church, finished in 1968, is situated outside Oslo on the Snarøya peninsula. The church is designed by Harald Hille and Odd Østbye. The church’s close proximity to Fornebu airport, closed in 1998, influenced the design, by requiring the tower’s height be lowered and extra noise isolation. (more…)