Posts tagged as 'boat house'

Fri 4.12.

‘William’s Studio’ in Kawarthas / Canada by gh3 (CA)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 04.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Photographer’s Studio and Boat House by gh3

Photographer’s studio and boat house by gh3

This photographer’s studio and boat house designed by the Toronto based gh3 architects is one of the entris of the WAN Awards in the Residential section.

'William's Studio' by gh3

'William's Studio' by gh3

“Photographer’s Studio and Boat House on Stoney Lake is a reimagination of the archetypal glass house in a landscape. A continuation of thinking about this architectural ambition, the central conceit of the glass house is reconceived through a contemporary lens of sustainability, program, site and amenity. The compelling qualities of simple, open spaces; interior and exterior unity; and material clarity are transformed to enhance the environmental and programmatic performance of the building, creating an architecture of both iconic resonance and innovative context–driven design.”

'William's Studio' by gh3

'William's Studio' by gh3

“The program envisions a building as north–facing window: a photographer’s live/work studio that is continuously bathed in diffused and undiminished natural light. The transparent facade, a continuous curtain wall glazed in Cradle to Cradle-certified Starphire glass, becomes the essential element in a photographic apparatus to produce images unobtainable in a conventional studio. The availability and fidelity of north–facing light in the double-height space provide the photographer with unparalleled natural illumination, while the clarity of the glazing transforms the site and surrounding vistas into a sublime, ever-changing backdrop.”

continue at World Architecture News

to the gh3 website

Tue 1.9.

‘House On The Water’ by Le 2 Workshop (PL)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 01.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'House on the Water' by formodesign

‘House on the Water’ by by Le 2 Workshop

The two Polish architects Jedrzej Lewandowski and Lukasz Skirzynski of Le 2 Workshop recently presented their proposal for a ‘House on the Water’. The extraordinary design of the self-sufficient two familiy house was a result of research on yacht architecture. “The core is made of concrete and combined with steel cantilever structures. The foundation for the house is a concrete counterweight foot stabilised with the sea bed pile system”, the architects explain.

Cantilever steel structure

Cantilever steel structure

Here some explanations of the architects:

“The white look is achieved by the use of Corian. The floating deck, which rises with the water level thanks to the railing installed in the core structure, leads to the stairway. The top deck is available for the residents as well.

Eco-friendly features like the water desalination, energy accumulation, ventilation methods, water recycling, heat and energy consumption, tidal and solar energy systems are all there. The ‘House on the Water’ was designed to be sustainable. It is not only the installations, but it’s form and sun orientation. Vertical lines on the facade are the rails for computer driven shading system.”

'House on the Water' by formodesign

‘House on the Water’ by Le 2 Workshop

Inside the 'House on the Water'

Inside the ‘House on the Water’

Insipred by yacht architecture

Inspired by yacht architecture

to the Le 2 Workshop website

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