December 3, 2012 1 Comment
If you’re feeling the chill as winter takes hold then you may not want to take a further look at this beautiful Spa House designed by Metropolis Design in Cape Town, South Africa.
It’s quite outstanding.
June 24, 2012 Leave a comment
McBride Charles Ryan is the architectural practice behind this cloud-shaped addition to an Edwardian residence in Australia.
It is quite beautiful and very different from the ordinary front of the property that is just a bungalow.
The architects commmented, “The form of the ‘cloud’ conforms to setback regulations without appearing obviously determined by them. The extrusion creates a dramatic interior language where walls merge seamlessly with the floor and ceiling. The craftsmanship is remarkable throughout; it has a sense of care one typically associates with the work of a cooper or wheelwright. While the geometry is playful, the extrusion is essentially a contemporary barrel vault.”
See more of this great building here on Web Urbanist.
May 10, 2011 Leave a comment
A prototype house by Marmol Radziner has been built to capture the views of San Jacinto peak and the surrounding mountains near Desert Hot Springs, California.
The Desert House works with the landscape and includes a covered outdoor living area, 2000 square-foot of interior spaces and a detached carport that allows the owners to “leave the car behind” as they approach their home.
The house is built with prefabricated technologies comprising twelve feet wide modules that can extend up to sixty four feet in length and which can use any type of cladding, including metal, wood, or glass.
Find out more on ArchDaily
September 9, 2010 Leave a comment
Aboday Architects has designed a 2 storey house located in Bumi Serpong Damai, Tangerang. It is part of a new gated housing cluster, and the house is an amalgamation of an existing house and a new construction. A feature of the house is a sculptural slider of concrete tucked in the corner between the two buildings. This is the transporation of choice of the 5 year old boy who lives in the house, sliding from his bedroom in 2nd floor to the dining room on the 1st floor.
See more here on Arch Daily
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August 15, 2010 Leave a comment
IKEA has unveiled their SURREALISTIKA kitchen sculpture, a piece created to celebrate creativity in design. The sculpture takes center stage as part of The Surreal House exhibition at the Barbican, London. Bringing fantasy and imagination to life, the sculpture incorporates the natural beauty of the Silver Birch tree intertwined with elements of an everyday kitchen. It depicts a surreal vision of the future when environmental concerns will be ever more at the core of kitchen design. The Silver Birch was chosen because it has always been a source of inspiration for Swedish designers and artists.
Find out more on the Barbican web site
August 10, 2010 Leave a comment
Artist Terunobu Fujimori has created a tiny building for the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the exhibition “1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces”. Web Urbanist says, ‘Looking like a prop from a Tim Burton film, the little structure lives up to its name: Beetle’s House. It stands on four slightly off-kilter legs presenting its charred pine wood exterior, like the protective shell of an insect, and seems as if it could get up and walk away at any moment.’
See more here
The Think Tank – http://www.thinktank.org.uk
August 6, 2010 Leave a comment
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) has designed the Fab Lab house as their entry into the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe. The goal of all the houses in the competition is to communicate the benefits of using renewable energies, especially solar energy, in a domestic environment.
This is very quirky and an interesting use of renewable technology and sustainable construction.
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August 6, 2010 Leave a comment
This is a beautiful house based upon a traditional courtyard design by Guz Architects in Singapore. It has an L shaped plan with open spaces that encourage natural vegitation and provide views from the verandah and roof gardens. The swimming pool wraps around two sides of the house.
Read more on Arch Daily
July 7, 2010 Leave a comment
The Cliff House, by Khosla Associates, is perched 200 ft. above a stretch of green along the Arabian Sea coast. Its most prominent feature is an asymmetrical sloping roof set against the fronds of a coconut plantation. A skewed 45m long sheer concrete wall supports the single lightweight triangulated canopy roof and the external and internal finishes are polished cement, concrete and rough slate juxtaposed against warm slatted timber and natural local kota stone.
A beautiful construction in an amazing setting.
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June 28, 2010 2 Comments
If you love cinema in great surroundings get down to the Aubin Cinema. Run in conjunction with Shoreditch House private members’ club, the Aubin Cinema provides an unrivalled level of comfort and style for up to 45 cinema-goers. What better way to enjoy a film than from velvet sofas and chairs, plumped up with Aubin & Wills cushions?
Upcoming films include Tetro, Rumble Fish, Whatever Works, Dogtooth, Shrek, Lebanon and more. Get down there before the season finishes.
Find out more here
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May 21, 2010 Leave a comment
This three level house designed by Christina Zerva Architects is located in a suburb of Larissa, Greece.The building consists of several different volumes which play with space.The configuration of multi -flight staircases which combine a series of steps and rest areas, predominate the facade of the building as well as the inner space. Read More