Posts tagged as 'single family residence'

Complex House by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates; photo by Toshiyuki Yano

This distinctive, metal-clad single family house located in Nagoya was completed earlier last year by a Japanese practice Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates. Featuring an angular, alternating roof, the two-storey residence comprises a number of small rooms on the upper floor while a living area and an enclosed patio are situated on the ground floor of the 100-square-meters house. (more…)

Letterbox House by McBride Charles Ryan; photo by John Gollings

While Italians gather in their piazzas and the French take their café au lait, whilst people-watching, seated side by side in front of innumerable brasseries, it is fair to say that there’s no nation with more love for the outdoors than the Aussies. Not only more than 80% of country’s population lives within 50 kilometres of the beach, but Australia’s year-round warm weather also encourages the much-enjoyed alfresco activities. Taking the cue from that particular national penchant, Australian architectural practice McBride Charles Ryan have developed this multifaceted single family house, which they describe as ‘a new version of the good old Aussie verandah.’ (more…)

Haus Bold by Thomas Bendel Architekt; photo by Ludger Paffrath

Boasting picturesque views of lush green fields, this rather austere detached house has been developed by a Berlin-based architect Thomas Bendel. Made of precast concrete and featuring a minimalist, glass-and-aluminium façade, the two-storey building comprises a workshop and storage and sanitary facilities which are located on the first floor of the development while the living space in form of two apartments as well as two further office spaces are located on the upmost floor. (more…)

House in a Hungarian Town by Polla Bauer and András Ónodi; photo by Tamás Bujnovszky

A young Budapest-based architect couple Polla Bauer and András Ónodi have recently completed their first joint architectural project, this modern detached house located in a rural Hungarian town. Intercepted into the slope, the single family development boasts a two-storey elevation towards the street, which becomes one-storey at the back due to the steep topography of the site. (more…)

Daylight House by Takeshi Hosaka Architects; photo by Koji Fujii Nacasa&Partners Inc

Some 29 square skylights have been incorporated in the roof of this small single family house providing its residents with an abundance of unobstructed natural light in spite of house’s densely built-up surroundings. Located in Japan’s second largest city, Yokohama, the 85-square-meters single-storey development has been realised in 2011 by an award-winning Japanese architectural practice Takeshi Hosaka Architects. (more…)

Xeros Residence by blank studio architecture; photo by Bill Timmerman

Located within a late 1950’s era neglected Phoenix neighbourhood, this detached, weathering steel-clad building was completed by the American architectural practice blank studio architecture in 2006. Encompassing a two-storey design studio and a single storey residence located on the topmost floor of the development, the 153-square-meters Xeros residence (Greek for ‘dry’) has been named ‘as a reminder that all design solutions should be in a direct response to the environment in which the project exists.’ (more…)

Thu 12.1.

House in Barcelos by Rui Grazina (PT)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.01.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

House in Barcelos by Rui Grazina; photo by Nelson Garrido

The Mozambique-born, Porto-based architect and designer Rui Grazina has recently realised this extremely photogenic, minimalist detached house in the north-western Portuguese city of Barcelos. Partially located in a green protection area, this this single family development totals 330-square-meters and has two storeys on the eastern side, and just one on the western side due to the steep topography of the site. Additionally, house’s exterior blends seamlessly with the interior thanks to the entrance which is framed by two elongated concrete walls. (more…)

Mon 12.12.

YSY House by AUAU (JP)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.12.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

YSY House by AUAU; photo by Yoshimura Masaya

The Japanese architect Akitoshi Ukai and his practice AUAU have realised this two-storey, detached house located in Seto, Aichi Prefecture. Characterised by a slanted wrap-like façade made of fibre-reinforced plastic, the minimalist structure has been designed to accomodate a young family of four. (more…)