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Posts tagged as 'residential architecture'

Sewdley Street by Giles Pike Architects

Sewdley Street by Giles Pike Architects

Our intention with this dilapidated Victorian workshop building in Hackney was to fully restore it, both to enhance its design and its practicality as a 21st-century dwelling. Our first client meeting involved the discussion of demolishing the building and constructing a new house but it was agreed that the existing building had a unique and unconventional character, and that we could generate a successful design by working within the existing fabric of the building. (text by Giles Pike Architects)

 

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House in Divcibare by .exe studio, photo: Relja Ivanić

House in Divcibare by .exe studio, photo: Relja Ivanić

The house is located near the popular tourist resort Divčibare, on the slope of Mount Maljen in western Serbia. Although the plot has been overrun with small pine trees, it still bears the original character of the open field. To minimize disturbance to the site and as a reference to the surrounding hilly terrain, the house is built into the hillside. (text by .exe studio)

 

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House CP by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, photo: Adrià Goula

House CP by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes, photo: Adrià Goula

The most dominant architectural feature is the access of natural light inside the different spaces and rooms. This is due to a system of folding shutter blinds, that protect from the extra solar radiation; and a succession of vertical spaces and zenithal skylights. The fact of living in such a space in the middle of a big city can be considered a big challenge; if we have in mind that the length of the site is 17 m. (text by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes)

 

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Woodview Mews by Geraghty Taylor Architects

Woodview Mews by Geraghty Taylor Architects

Woodview Mews is the first realisation of GTA’s ‘LivinHome’ Housing typology. Borne out of ongoing R&D, LivinHome makes a strong contribution to the role of housing in creating and maintaining sustainable communities. It does this by offering pre-designed flexible accommodation that can be changed at any time from house, to duplex, to single apartments or even offices and shops with minimum physical intervention, resulting in reduced displacement for individuals and communities. (text by Geraghty Taylor Architects)

 

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Cloaked in Bricks by Admun Design & Construction Studio, photo: Mostafa Karbasi

Cloaked in Bricks by Admun Design & Construction Studio, photo: Mostafa Karbasi

A key characteristic of Iranian vernacular residential architecture was providing privacy for the residents which in the past was achieved through an introverted architecture often formed around a central private garden with all the openings oriented so that windows were rarely exposed on the outer faces. (text by Admun Design & Construction Studio)

 

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Sun 31.1.

Sandwich by atelier st (DE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 31.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Sandwich by atelier st, photo: Bertram Bölkow

Sandwich by atelier st, photo: Bertram Bölkow

The location and the characteristics of the site could not be more beautiful. The steep hillside plot with its old, protected pine trees arises from the waterside of the Groß Glienicke Lake and offers a divine view. Due to the topographical hillside of the property with the lake situated in the northwest, the architecture deduces its primary functional and design attributes from this special situation. (text by atelier st)

 

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Thu 21.1.

Villa N1 by Lindvall A&D (SE)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Villa N1 by Lindvall A&D, photo: Åke E:son Lindman

Villa N1 by Lindvall A&D, photo: Åke E:son Lindman

The single-family summerhouse is situated on the west coast of Sweden in an area that was once a popular holiday region but is now inhabited year-round. Drawing on the vernacular of the region, which is renowned for its wooden barns with horizontal planks, the 190 m2 single-storey house is built entirely of wood, including the façade and roof. (text by Lindvall A&D)

 

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Wed 20.1.

Duplex in Gracia by ZEST architecture (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.01.2016 - Tagged as: ,

Duplex in Gracia by ZEST architecture, photo: Lluis Casals

Duplex in Gracia by ZEST architecture, photo: Lluis Casals

In a building in Gracia, where the owners owned two apartments one on top of the other, ZEST was asked to create a spacious, welcoming family home. The brief included the creation of both a dedicated music room, suitable for small concerts of chamber music, and a library and study. (text by ZEST architecture)

 

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