Posts tagged as 'residential architecture'

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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Thu 1.5.

Poolhouse by +tongtong (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.05.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

Poolhouse by +tongtong, photo: Colin Faulkner

Poolhouse by +tongtong, photo: Colin Faulkner

A minimalist renovation of a pool house in Toronto, Canada is the latest project of multidisciplinary studio +tongtong. Designed to be multifunctional, the open-space interior easily transforms from pool house to guesthouse to entertainment space to work studio to event space.

 

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'Wave', Makro's single-block, high-quality-acrylic under-mount bath – available in three sizes – is incorporated into an expanded-polystyrene structure, allowing a myriad, project-specific design possibilities

‘Wave’, Makro’s single-block, high-quality-acrylic under-mount bath – available in three sizes – is incorporated into an expanded-polystyrene structure, allowing a myriad, project-specific design possibilities

Makro doesn’t do compromise. Its second-to-none bathroom concepts respond to the precise needs of its customers, providing the perfect solution for even the most demanding of architectural projects. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Modularity combined with superlative energy-saving credentials underpin Tubes' formally expressive 'Agorà' radiator system, designed by Nicola de Ponti

Modularity combined with superlative energy-saving credentials underpin Tubes’ formally expressive ‘Agorà’ radiator system, designed by Nicola de Ponti

‘Products developed for architecture’ is how Italian brand Tubes describes its striking, resolutely sculptural radiators and towel rails, designed to shape the interior landscape as well as heat it. The manufacturer’s story is one of a steadfast commitment to innovation and design, transforming heating into an art form. Come on in from the cold. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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