Posts tagged as 'residential architcture'

Wed 24.9.

‘Villa by the lake’ by Alexander Diem (AT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.09.2014 - Tagged as: ,

'Villa by the lake' by Alexander Diem, photo: © Andreas Balon

‘Villa by the lake’ by Alexander Diem, photo: © Andreas Balon

With its distinctive wooden facade, privacy is the central theme of ‘Villa by the lake’ by Vienna-based architect Alexander Diem. Located in Western Austria, the farther one gets into the villa, the more private and gentle the building appears.





Thanks to our friends at Gestalten Publishers, we’re giving away three copies of the extremely covetable ‘Our House in the City. New Urban Homes and Architecture’. This richly illustrated book lays the foundation for a contemporary, dynamic relationship between the city and potential homeowners. It proves that adventurous urban living can also mean home sweet home. (more…)

Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects, photo: Jeroen Musch

Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects, photo: Jeroen Musch

Paul de Ruiter Architects’ Villa Kogelhof has been awarded the ARC13 Architecture prize, given to projects wherein the usage and the technology are aligned in an innovative manner, aiming to strengthen sustainability as an integral part of architecture. Villa Kogelhof was nominated alongside three other projects out of a record 110 entries.



Casa Pezo by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, photo courtesy Solo Houses

Casa Pezo by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, photo courtesy Solo Houses

Chilean architects Pezo Von Ellrichshausen have completed the construction of Casa Pezo, the first house in a unique property development in Matarraña, Spain called Solo Houses.



Tue 26.7.


Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 26.07.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Neu 31 by SUPERBLOCK ZT GmbH; photo by Hertha Hurnaus

SUPERBLOCK ZT GmbH, the Austrian architectural practice established in 2003 has realised this 840-square-meters building located on Neuwaldegger Straße 31 in Vienna. Based on a ‘concept of the overlapping spatial structure’, the house boasts a number of residential apartments as well as office units and a centrally-located 30-square-meters courtyard, and its current residents amount to ’22 working and residing persons, one dog and two cats’. (more…)

photographer: © Roger Frei

DM2N, the project-developement arm of Zurich-based architects EM2N, have completed the conversion of a 1961 supermarket into five ‘hall houses’, which retain the volume of the original structure. (more…)

Thu 23.6.

‘Faceted House 1’ by Paul McAneary Architects (UK)

Posted by Simon Keane-Cowell on 23.06.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

© Paul McAneary Architects Ltd

It’s all about the angle at one particular residence in Hammersmith, London. In response to a brief to remodel and extend a three-bedroom two-storey Edwardian house that was in need of considerable refurbishment and modernisation, Paul McAneary Architects have created a strongly geometric design that plays with 30° twisting to achieve intriguing physical and perspectival overlapping. One of the desired results of this is that the garden now functions as a continuation of the interior space. (more…)

'Villa A' in Pöstlingberg / Linz, Austria, by Najjar & Najjar

Everyone loves a breathtaking panorama. Think of the view from Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #22 (1960) of the city of Los Angeles, immortalised by photographic legend Julius Schulman. Vienna-based practice Najjar & Najjar have exploited another great view – of the Austrian city of Linz from the Pöstling Berg – in designing their ‘Villa A’.


For technical support contact Alfred Giolai ‘Villa A’ in Pöstlingberg / Linz, Austria, by Najjar & Najjar (AT)