Posts tagged as 'residential architecture'

Mon 13.4.

Esquimalt House by Mcleod Bovell (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.04.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Esquimalt House by Mcleod Bovell

Esquimalt House by Mcleod Bovell

The Esquimalt House by architects Mcleod Bovell is located on a steep, wide property with views of downtown Vancouver, the Lion’s Gate Bridge and Burrard Inlet in British Columbia, Canada.

 

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Tan’s Garden Villa by Aamer Architects, photo: Sanjay Kewlani

Tan’s Garden Villa by Aamer Architects, photo: Sanjay Kewlani

Back in 2001, the Owner, Mr Adrian Tan, commissioned Aamer to design his house(s) at No 42. There a large bungalow plot was divided into two to accommodate separate but identical houses which won the prestigious Singapore Institute of Architects’ Design Award in 2004. Some ten years later Adrian acquired the plot next door, No 40, with the intention of building another home and thus having three houses; one for themselves and one for each of their two grown up sons with their future families. (text by Aamer Architects)

 

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Thu 12.2.

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 12.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams + David Dworkind

Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, photo: Adrien Williams + David Dworkind

A sloped wooded plot in Quebec’s Eastern Townships is the site for the Bolton Residence by Naturehumaine, a country house with an imposing cantilevered ground floor volume.

 

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Fri 28.11.

Drolet Residence by Naturhumaine (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Drolet Residence by Naturhumaine, photos: Adrien Williams

Drolet Residence by Naturhumaine, photo: Adrien Williams

Canadian Architects Naturhumaine have transformed an urban row house in Montreal, Quebec for a couple with a passion for cooking.

 

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The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins

London-based architects Cousins & Cousins have created a new addition that blends seamlessly into its surrounding context through innovative design and construction techniques.

 

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Fri 7.11.

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.11.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman, photo: Taggart Sorensen

Nestled in a valley adjacent to the Saugatuck River in Weston, Connecticut, the Weston Residence by Specht Harpman engages the site in a way that purposefully blurs the transition and distinction between the built and natural environment.

 

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Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Toshiyuki Yano

Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori & Natsuko Kawamura / MDS, photo: Toshiyuki Yano

Located between rural and urban areas on the edge of Tokyo, Akatsuka House by Kiyotoshi Mori and Natsuko Kawamura / MDS is designed to shelter its inhabitants from noise of the city yet connects with the surrounding environment.

 

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Sun 31.8.

Thermal versatility

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.08.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

R-House in Tokyo blends privacy and transparency

New architect-designed homes in Tokyo are often impenetrable from the street. However, this house, in an exclusive enclave, takes the opposite approach. Designed by Riccardo Tossani Architecture, the house is almost entirely glazed, with fine aluminium blades creating just a veil of privacy. “We wanted to capitalise on the views over a nearby park, as well as maximising light,” says architect, Riccardo Tossani, who worked closely with his partner, Interior architect, Atsuko Itoda. Arup Engineers also formed part of the team. “Many new homes turn their back on neighbours,” says Tossani. “The density in Tokyo often favours this approach.” (Text by Stephen Crafti)

 

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