Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Tue 7.3.

Yangzhou Zhongshuge by Li Xiang / X+Living

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.03.2017 - Tagged as:

Yangzhou Zhongshuge by 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…)

Mon 6.3.

Mineral Springs by superkül

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Mineral Springs by 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…)

Fri 3.3.

Villa Z by Mohamed Amine Siana

Posted by Walter Phillips on 03.03.2017 - Tagged as:

Villa Z by Mohamed Amine Siana

Photographer: Doublespace

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…)

Thu 2.3.

Villa MM by Felix Held Architekt

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Villa MM by 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…)

Thu 23.2.

Otsu House by ALTS Design Office

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Otsu House by ALTS Design Office

Photographer: Yuta Yamada

This house was built in the newly-developed subdivision surrounding new housing. While planning a design with client many times, we hit upon a keyword: “comfy house” so we considered how to make a welcoming atmosphere with lots of light. With a vault –shaped opening in the simply laid-out compartment, the space is designed to be airy and rhythmical. The light spilling through a large curved window will encompass the room in a comfy manner. You can enjoy the light and shadows made by sunrise and sunset. This “comfy house” will lead you to an unusual world. (more…)

Unfurled House by Christopher Polly Architect

Photographer: Brett Boardman

An articulated two-storey framed volume is sensitively stitched to the rear original fabric, while retaining its front Federation masonry and hipped envelope as part of its environmental, economic and planning values. It has a sectional split-level relationship to the original house that harnesses the fall of the site to the rear, enabling the cellular front plan to vertically and horizontally unfurl into a series of connected interior spaces that expand to its setting. (more…)

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building by Aedas

Photographer: © Aedas

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture.It is a leading Sino-Foreign cooperative university in China, offering undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management. (more…)

Tue 7.2.

House H by ABIBOO Architecture

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House H by ABIBOO Architecture

Photographer: Joao Morgado

House H is located in an exclusive area in Madrid. The house has a floor area of 14,000 sq. ft. (1.300 m2) and is the answer to the broad and diverse functional needs of the client, a well-known international sportsman. In the residence, growth occurs in a non-hierarchical order, each space has different characteristics but similar importance. The villa is designed as a sponge, with multiple micro-spaces designed especially in relation with sensorial experiences and inter-related to each other. (more…)