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Hudson/Panos Residence by Swatt | Miers Architects

By : lau | 30 Oct 2014 12:59 am | Homes

The Hudson/Panos Residence is a vacation home located in Healdsburg, California and it was designed by the practice of Swatt | Miers Architects on a nine acre site that offers an overview of the Dry Creek Valley. The house follows the clear design choices of the practice which we have formerly seen in the ARA Residence (here) to ensure a contemporary and highly comfortable setting. The vacation home is inhabited by a young family with two children and the layout…

Rock Copper Glass by cdrg+RedTeam

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 7:34 pm | Homes

The Rock Copper Glass is a rustic residential project remodeled by the architectural practice of cdrg+Red Team (Canadian Disaster Restoration Group) and it is a mountainous region of Canada. Spreading over a surface of 5500 square feet, the designers wanted to evoke the comfort and rustic elements present in a mountain retreat while also integrating the contemporary touches. There is a large amount of natural stone inside with BC fir and raw metal to ensure the wanted setting and this…

Tula House by Patkau Architects

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 5:17 pm | Homes

The Tula House is a private residence designed by the practice of Patkau Architects in 2012 and it is located on Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada at the edge of a cliff with a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. The irregular site with basalt hills provide a view toward the mountain ranges of the mainland as well and the house gives access to a beach below it. The spatial layout of the house and its geometry want to…

166 The Kingsway

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 12:00 pm | Homes

The 166 Kingsway project is a residential project located close to Toronto in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada and it features a modern aesthetic with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a landscaped exterior. The house is currently on sale for the price of 2.4 million dollars and it spreads over a surface of almost 4000 square feet with three floors if you consider the basement. The color palette is predominantly black and white with several red touches to bring elegance and diversity…

Casa MM by Elias Rizo Arquitectos

By : lau | 27 Oct 2014 6:57 pm | Homes

The Casa MM is a residential project located in Tapalpa, Mexico and it was designed by the practice of Elias Rizo Arquitectos with two main structures to serve as homes for two brothers. The buildings have a similar architectural style and the owners wanted the entrance to the home to be “an experience” with the entrance modules arranged around open courtyards to allow natural light inside. The spaces at the entrance are the mud room, the garage, service quarters and…

ARA Residence by Swatt | Miers Architects

By : lau | 27 Oct 2014 1:15 pm | Homes

The ARA Residence located in Atherton, California was designed by the practice of Swatt | Miers Architects in a setting with a lot of large oak, pine, cedar, walnut and birch trees as well as hedges that ensure the complete privacy of the inhabitants of the contemporary home. The designers explain that the first part of their creative process was to set the building on an angle of 30 degrees of the lot’s grid so that diagonal vistas could be…

66MRN-House by ONG&ONG

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 8:39 pm | Homes

The 66MRN-House is a contemporary residential project designed by the ONG&ONG architectural practice in Singapore near Stevens Road with an aesthetic that takes its inspiration from the Zen philosophy to create a balanced home. There are two main volumes that comprise the structure, one in front hosting the social areas like the living area and dining spaces, while the back volume contains the service functions and the kitchen. Each block has a specific texture provided by the main materials, so…

Canyon Vista Residence by Robinette Architects

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 3:25 pm | Homes

The Canyon Vista Residence located in Oro Valley, Arizona, was designed by the practice of Robinette Architects in 2012 and it is inhabited by retired professionals that wanted to enjoy the beautiful natural landscape. The home is on a site with steep hills and boulders with the landscape of the Sonoran Desert surrounding it. The designers created a contemporary project with sandy tones that want to integrate into the setting as well as sustainable features to ensure a LEED certification.…

Rambla House by LAND Arquitectos

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 12:10 pm | Homes

The Rambla House was designed in 2012 by the LAND Arquitectos practice and it is located in Zapallar in the Valparaiso Region of Chile as a weekend retreat on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Spreading over a surface of 1323 square feet, the house has an interior that features a highly open layout to communicate constantly with the outdoors while also ensuring the protection of the inhabitants from the harsh climate of the coast which has strong winds and…

The Toda House by Kimihiko Okada

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 8:01 am | Homes

The Toda House located in Hiroshima, Japan was designed by the architect Kimihiko Okada in a residential area developed on a perch that offers an overview of the Inland Sea and of Miyajima, so the project stands high above the ground level to take advantage of the sights. The owners wanted a home that would have a view over the roof of the neighbor house and since the residence is on the edge of the area it needs some space…

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