White Lodge | Dyer Grimes Architects

The White Lodge is located in Tandridge, England, United Kingdom.

It was designed by Dyer Grimes Architects.

Description by Dyer Grimes Architects:

The site was originally home to a 1960s detached bungalow surrounded by tall trees and hedging with far reaching views to the Surrey Downs beyond. The area is populated by traditional pitched roof architecture typical of its green belt credentials.

The proposed designs were unprecedented in the immediate area and subject to Tanbridge Council’s strict planning requirements.

The site sloped sharply away to one side which would greatly limit the overall footprint of the building and the desired surrounding landscape.

Following a rigorous planning process, Dyer Grimes Architects achieved consent to infill and level the site and build a highly contemporary house of 480m2.

Modern building technologies were combined with the highest quality materials including hardwood cladding and white render with an abundance of glass throughout.

The glazed ground floor living space is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds, while the first floor appears to ‘hover’ over the kitchen dining area as well as project over the swimming pool.

Great emphasis was placed on constructing White Lodge in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way. An impressive sustainability target was set; to generate 20 percent of the energy required by using renewable energy sources.

Energy efficiency has been maximised through the incorporation of Solar hot water collectors on the roof, a highly sustainable drainage system and an air source heat pump which circulates heat around the entire house.

The result is a stunning modernist home which has won the admiration of the local community, the Council and the media alike.

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 Project Awards:
  • 2013 Best Family Home – British Homes Awards by Sunday Times
  • 2013 Highly Commended – Best Residential Architectural Property Award – International Design & Architecture Awards
  • 2013 Highly Commended – Best Family Home Award – Evening Standard, New Homes Awards.
  • 2012 Highly Commended – Architecture Single Residence South East – International Property Awards.

Design Office    : Dyer Grimes Architects
Location             : Tandridge, England, United Kingdom
Area                    : 480.0 m2
Photographs     : Dyer Grimes Architects

Floating Farmhouse | Tom Givone

The Floating Farmhouse is located in Eldred, New York, USA.

It was designed by Tom Givone.

Design Office    : Tom Givone

Location             : Eldred, New York, USA

Photographs    : Marlene Rounds

Casa Chontay | Marina Vella Arquitectos

Casa Chontay located in Antioquia District, Peru.

It was designed by Marina Vella Arquitectos in 2014.

 

Design Office    : Marina Vella Arquitectos
Location             : Antioquia District, Peru
Area                    : 135.0 m2
Project Year      : 2014
Interior Design: Macarena Belaunde
Photographs     : Gonzalo Cáceres Dancuart

 

Αpartment in Slovakia | JRKVC

TRN Apartment is located in Trnava, Slovakia.

It was designed by Architect Peter Jurkovic of JRKVC in 2016.


Description by JRKVC:

   A former monastery in which this flat is located was built in 1719. In the middle of 20th century it was converted into an apartment house.
The mail goal of the project was to convert this space with a lot of disrupting layers into a clean and functional dwelling for a young couple. We decided to uncover the beauties of old construction methods with a reasonable budget. After a short design process it was clear that the focus will be put into the main living hall. It is an open space with height of 3,6m, restored original trusses on the ceiling and a full height library. Part of the library is able to rotate and serves as a secret door to the bedroom suite behind, providing fluid connection of these two parts. Currently the apartment is inhabited by a childless couple, hence the open plan. In the future it could be converted into 3 bedroom apartment with just small interventions.

Design Office           : JRKVC
Architect                   : Peter Jurkovic
Location                    : Trnava, Slovakia
Area                            : 100 sqm
Completion               : 2016
Photographs             : Peter Jurkovic

McClelland Residence | Imbue Design

McClelland Residence is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Usa.

It was designed by Imbue Design in 2010.

 

 

Design Office           : Imbue Design
Location                    : Salt Lake City, Utah, Usa
General Contractor : Domain Design Build
Area                            : 3,200 ft2
Completion date      : 2010
Photographs             : Courtesy of Imbue Design

 

Restaurant “GASTROPORT” | Allarts Design

Restaurant “GASTROPORT” is located in Perm, Russia.

It was designed by  Saranin Artemy of Allarts Design in 2016.

Description by Allarts Design :

The new restaurant GASTROPORT, opened in Perm, Russian Federation. Above its design worked designer Saranin Artemy of ALLARTSDESIGN studio, together with Boris Kulinskiy restaurateur.

The restaurant is located on the bank of the Kama river in Perm, Russian Federation. Restaurant has panoramic windows and a perfect time – it is spending the evening sunset with excellent cuisine Nikki combines the features of Japanese and Peruvian gastronomy.

The institution makes to look at the newly renovated shop Perm river port. Based on the three relationships – wood, cement and brick designer and restaurateur created a completely new space in the city of Perm. The interior has a significant industrial footprint, underline the identification of architectural designs.

The entire restaurant is divided into multiple active zones – room, open kitchen, a bar and a mezzanine. The room has a high ceiling, in contrast to our other projects, and in this case, we have built a mezzanine – and which leads the central staircase hall.

The bathroom is separated fashionable strip and the island area. Door handles for cabins we made from whole northern birch. On the wall we used toilet patchwork ship, part of the ship, we cut down to the same plate and used in the interior.

In addition, input – the color of salmon, it reveals the beginning of Japanese cuisine in Peru. The bar and kitchen are made from solid birch, brought back from the north edge.

The room itself remains mobile. It was the wish of the customer.

Compilation of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, the result of a mix of culinary traditions of Japan in Peru. Japanese immigrants began to settle in the South American country in the late XIX century, and today they do not have a small number. The Japanese themselves have a strong influence on the local cuisine. While the two nations prepare fresh fish. Today in Peru all – from gourmet cooks to housewives – fresh fish with corn, sweet potato, lime and pepper aji – traditional Peruvian food. Nikkei came up and revealed to the world the Japanese chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, most famous for the whole world.

Design Office       : Allarts Design
Designer               : Saranin Artemy
Location                : Perm, Russia
Photographs        : Saranin Artemy
Area (sq.m.)         : 278 m2
Completion date  : 2016


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Bush House | Archterra Architects

Bush House is located in Margaret River, Australia.

It was designed by Archterra Architects.

 

Description by Archterra Architects:

Located in an existing clearing within a section of remnant marri/ jarrah bushland this owner-built bush pavilion seeks to distill into built form, the feelings of camping under a simple sheltering tarp

Diagrammatically, the houses’ simple rectangular plan is separated east-west into sleeping and living zones and delineated by a change in floor level and a grounding rammed earth wall that continues thru the house into the outdoors.

Taking cues from the Californian cases study houses of the 40s, 50s and 60s, a 3.6m structural grid locates prefabricated steel frames that enabled the main support structure to be erected in a day and for infill timber framing to be subsequently carried out by the owner-builder within these frames under the protection of a simple single roof plane. The galvanised steel framing is expressed both internally and externally and its mottled patina continues to change as it ages.

Environmental sustainability is intrinsic to the design: passive measures such as efficient cross flow ventilation for summer cooling and calculated eaves overhangs for warming winter sun penetration are teamed with active measures such as power self sufficiency from a 3kW ground mounted solar array, a solar hot water system and a worm farm blackwater filtration system that irrigates the garden with nutrient rich water.

External materials were selected to be largely self finishing to minimise maintenance: zincalume steel, rammed earth, glass – all decking is recycled jarrah.

 

Design Office: Archterra Architects

Location: Margaret River, Australia

Photographs: Douglas Mark Black

 

Binh House | Landmak Architecture

Design Office: Landmak Architecture

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Photographs: Le Anh Duc

Minimalist Apartment in Ukraine | Sergey Makhno Architects

 

Design Office: Sergey Makhno Architects

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

“Boathouse” Apartment | Bean Buro

Design Office: Bean Buro

Location: Hong Kong

 

Emerald Gardens – Nest Lounge | The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

Description by The Manser Practice Architects + Designers:

The Manser Practice has recently completed the interiors for two residential lounges at the new Tipi build to rent development in Wembley Park, North West London.

These lounges were designed to be free from the corporate formalities of concierges and reception desks, replacing them instead with informal workplaces, living room style lounges and the opportunity for play. The two lounges were designed separately as ‘working’ and ‘playing’ spaces, but both areas provide places for tenants to relax, socialise and entertain.

The ‘Nest’ lounge has a restrained palette to give a comfortable and cosy atmosphere ideally suited to individual use or smaller groups. A series of screens define spaces for work and relaxation, allowing residents to spend long periods of time working, studying or relaxing.

The ‘Deckhouse’ lounge is designed to be vibrant and conducive to larger gatherings. Reconfigurable modular seating can be used indoors and out, yet is designed to be feel domestic – creating an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Vintage arcade games, a pool table and board games inject a sense of fun, helping establish a strong sense of community within the development.

Both lounges are flexible, adaptable and appeal to a wide range of people, creating a memorable first impression for residents, and spaces that act as an extension of their apartment where they can enjoy spending time.

Design Office: The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

Location: London, England

 

Convergence house | Sistema Arquitectura

Description by Sistema Arquitectura:

Connect, talk, thrill, are three concepts that have as essence the Convergence House, whose design is based on the importance of emphasizing the link between context and site, under a dynamic in which, the inhabitants may have sensory and emotional
experiences at their day to day.

 The main intention is that the influence of the house over the site could be indiscernible, as all current constructions, should be aware of the urgent need to preserve the environment while continuing to respond the dwelling demands. For this reason, and also because of the search for a universal accessibility, the project is being developed on one single level, creating dynamic spaces by of asymmetric patios, although contained in a regular perimeter allowing reading space in a clear and simple manner.

 The beauty of architecture spaces is an abstract notion that has never been absolute and immutable. At the present time, the beauty of the architecture has tended to be confused with the spectacular and consumable buildings. In this sense, the beauty of the architecture has forgot the sensory and emotional aspects that the living space configuration, can actually modify in us.

 Thus, this project focuses on the concept of emotional architecture, which is expressed through a constant and direct contact with the natural environment that surrounds the project. Emotions are triggered in humans in each space of the project. It is accessed via a bridge that converges with the interior and exterior spaces of the house, concluding with a meditation area. With these design elements is achieved that people perceive the immensity of the environment and vibrate as they feel that they are part of a beautiful and infinite whole.

 Touring the house, can be seen artificial landscapes formed by water mirrors, patios and a large pool which enable that the sensory relationship between people and nature remains present at all times. Besides, each of the central and public rooms is oriented toward a specific court, a specific view, a specific sensation. Since each of the rooms, can be seen the frond of the forest trees surrounding the house. Thus, the contents spaces are
interlocutors between the inside and the outside.

 All rooms are equipped with internal courtyards, where its inhabitants can be outdoors, while remaining into their private spaces. The interior design of each room are designed according to their profiles and personal needs.

 As we believe that emotional architecture is very important for human beings to feel comfortable in a space at all levels (physical, mental, spiritual) the design of the Convergence House, intended to move positively it’s inhabitants, through frames and visual shots that call to contemplation and reflection, so that the dwellers can be sheltered, but also can be moved as they feel into an artificial world that does not forget that it is part of a large and natural outside world. It’s all part of a complex system that cannot be defined solely by the sum of its parts.

Design Office: Sistema Arquitectura

Location: London, England

Rendering: Sistema Arquitectura

Casa 1+1=1 | Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture


Description by Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture:

The design of these two semi detached houses is addressed in a non-conventional way. Although the program for both houses is identical, the layout is not symmetrical. From the beginning the two units were conceived as one single project. Not only does the project answer to the clients needs, but it also offers the possibility of being transformed into one single house, envisaging a wider range of scenarios for its future use.

Although the house is located on a slope, oriented to the south, with many rocky outcrops and is called “los Peñascales” – rocky area in Spanish- the building does not relate to them, it turns its back to the immediate surroundings and rather interacts with the distant Pardo forest and with Madrid´s skyline. In my opinion, this is the key decision of the project, from which the rest derives.

The house somehow denies the surroundings and the abrupt topography of the site by delicately leaning on the rocks with a large horizontal plane that defines the footprint of the building. This noble plane, where the daily life goes on, is covered by a floor made with white calcareus stone.

Once this reference level has been established, the house is organized in two independent parts. Underneath are located the service uses and the car parking, and above the living area of the house. The entrance to the house appears between these two different worlds, through an almost hidden stair, situated around a huge rock.

One single volume houses the rest of the program. It is a hermetic, horizontal prism related to the “footprint plane” in its placement, shape and dimension. Here is where the rest of the program like bedrooms, a little toilet and the main bathroom is organized as well as the zones destined to the study. Against the hillside, the almost hanging concrete box leaves underneath the necessary height for the ground floor to be protected from the sun while preserving the views to the horizon.

A unique bay window located at 1,40 meter of height allows to trim the skyline of the landscape and uniformly illuminates the concrete ceiling. The horizontal void that runs almost through the whole building brings natural light into the first floor, allowing the sun to enter diagonally into the ground floor through the central double height. The independence of levels is only interrupted by double heights that put in relation both spaces described previously.

The objects of the house are clustered and related to one another in such way that in the ground floor, the furniture is reduced to one single element that has very different functions: storage, kitchen, sitting area and entrance windbreak. In the first floor, all the wardrobes are concentrated in one single strip that is attached to the façade, improving the thermal behavior of the building and therefore reducing its energy consumption.

This house hosts two dwelling units, but lacks of house scale. It uses the abstraction of the traditional dwelling elements to mislead the visitor and to attract his attention to specificity of the environment.

Design Office: Iñaqui Carnicero Architecture

Location: Torrelodones, Spain

 

Arne Garborgsveg 18 | TYIN Architects

Design Office: TYIN Architects

Location: Trondheim, Norway

Photographs: Pasi Aalto

House in Kea, Greece | Marina Stassinopoulos – Konstantios Daskalakis

Description:

The characteristic features of the site and the island’s traditional building practices, though without a historicist attitude, are the recognizable project elements: the maintenance of the existing flora, the restructuring of the site’s terracing and the organization of the house with volumes which are either independent or ‘arise’ as intermediate gaps. The building is placed on a terrace. The entrance to the house is found in the void between the volume of the house and the terrace behind it. A longitudinal course, parallel with the gradient of the slope connects the distinct building volumes and three courtyards, each having different characteristics: a covered courtyard (in the heart of the building), a shaded one by the oak trees (close to the living room) and one exposed to the sun (at the end of the corridor). Perpendicular to the longitudinal course one enters the main areas of the building (the living room and the two bedrooms), which open up towards the sea. The circulation and the service spaces (entrance, corridors and bathrooms) are expressed as voids that connect the differing volumes of the primary spaces. The configuration of the flat roof corresponds to the plan of the house, as it depicts the individual volumes and the relationship between them. It is also the main facade of the building since it is exposed in its entirety as one approaches. The roof is formed so as to provide cross ventilation to the main living and sleeping areas and is also set up as a system of collectors that receive and direct the rainwater to the cistern which is the quiet protagonist of the building. The house is constructed with the usual practices of the local builders. Without a decorative intent most surfaces (floors, external walls, internal wet areas) are formed by cement.

Design Office: Marina Stassinopoulos – Konstantios Daskalakis

Location: Kea Island, Cyclades, Greece

Photographs: Yiorgis Yerolympos

GH Mild Home | Archetonic

GH Mild Home is located in Mexico City, Mexico.

It was designed by Archetonic.

Description by Archetonic:

The underlying premise of our design was to enhance the freedom, flexibility, and transformation of the spaces. The design was based on taking advantage of the views towards the gardens that surround the building, the natural light, and the heat gain thanks to its south-easterly orientation.

In addition to availing of the double-height ceilings of the apartment, unusual in a building of this type, we sought to implement a distinct and flexible solution. It is occupied by a young couple who did not want the space to place limits on future family expansion or dynamics. They sought a flexible, ample, and adaptable space.

To achieve this, we settled upon a simple, clean geometry, based around a central corridor as the heart of the open and semi-open spaces, maximizing visual communication throughout the apartment, while retaining the identity of each space.

Along the corridor that links up all the spaces we placed several wooden doors reaching the full height of the space, which slide to vary visibility and establish boundaries between areas. Meanwhile, the layout of the fixed furnishings—custom-designed for the apartment—generates spaces that may be transformed and adapted over time to different habits and dynamics of use.

The materials were selected with the aim of achieving a clean, uniform appearance, with light-toned wood, white stone, and black metalwork, combining perfectly with the artistic contributions of Ulises Gallegos—paintings—and Opioptico—photography—together with a rug that provides warmth to the studio, designed by Déjate Querer.

The apartment occupies a single floor and comprises lobby, lounge, dining room, kitchen, TV room, and three bedrooms. All are naturally well-lit and ventilated spaces thanks to the large windows that expand the space into the outdoors.

Photographs: Rafael Gamo

Casa DP | Studioe Elementare


Design Office: Studioe Elementare

Location: Milan, Italy

 

Tapered House | Index Architecture

 

Description by Index Architecture:

The client wanted to build a small vacation house in the suburb area of Shunde, P.R.C. He would like to display his collection of Bruce Lee memorabilia, whose family history originated from Shunde as well.

The trapezoidal site tapers out from the west to east totaling 670 square meters. It is the last parcel of land to be built upon for an exclusive residential community. There is a sharp terrain drop of over 9 meters along the south edge of the site, forming a miniature “cliff”. Beyond this point are two-storey vernacular houses and modern residential high-rises. The north side faces back to this tranquil residential community.

With the short-term accommodation (vacation house) and the semi-public nature (display gallery) in mind, the housing mass is divided into two distinctive yet connected parts. The gallery space is placed along the south to form a visual anchor to define the edge of this community with a landscaped garden in front. Since the displayed items, mostly the first- edition movie poster, are all very sensitive to natural lights, window openings are carefully placed along this telescopic gallery to allow natural light entering discreetly. The windows also frame distant views beyond.

Adjacent to the gallery is the living studio. The master bedroom overlooks the double height living room which provides direct access to the garden. The openness of the garden is somewhat balanced by a sense of enclosure and privacy from the elongated concrete mass, It is a visual buffer and back-drop for the garden and the community.

Exterior is of raw board-form fair faced concrete to reflect Bruce Lee’s fundamental belief in “being no rule is the rule; being no limit is the limit.”

 

Design Office: Index Architecture

Location: Shunde, China

Photographs: Hunga Chan

Humaita Apartment | Renata Ramos

Description by Renata Ramos:

  The purpose of the renovation was to adapt the 70m² apartment to the demands of a young couple. The main requests were the visual integration in social area (living, dining and kitchen), and the need for storage. The couple works partly from home, so it was necessary to provide a flexible office, which could serve as a guest bedroom.
The social area, although integrated, has three distinct functions: the kitchen, the dining room, and lounge/library. For the kitchen, a colorful tile floor and white matte tile on the walls was used. A 6-meter long counter runs from the kitchen to dining room, accommodating all utensils. The black wall conceals access to dormitories and serves as a background to the TV in the lounge/library. Dining room is characterized by the heavy concrete table, thonet chairs and pendant light.
The sanitary facilities were repositioned for better use of space. The materials used for the floor, walls and woodwork are neutral, to enlarge the room.
In the office, a multipurpose cabinet accommodates office supplies and the belongings of guests. A 3.5 meter long worktable runs from the closet to the chalkboard.
In the master bedroom warm tones were used. The closet in dark wood and the headboard in geometric marquetry brings visual interest to the space.

Design Office: Renata Ramos

Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

Tsai Residence | Tai & Architectural Design

Description by Tai & Architectural Design:

Tsai Residence is our first interior project in Taiwan and the context of this project should be addressed.
Nowadays, in many city such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei even London, the “young people” cannot afford to buy a property to settle down as a “home” because of the high price of the house.
The is the phenomenal young people have to face, and we believe in this situation, the architects have to take the responsibility to control the budget and also keep the quality of the space.
We tried to explore the possibility to design a rental property as a good place to live in for young people.
The apartment is being rented by a couple working in the city centre, who asked Tai & Architectural Design to create an interior that can be reverted once their lease is up.
This property can be only rented for five years from the government and the user needs to return it in the same condition.
We kept this apartment as minimal as possible so it can be easily reverted to its original state.
All the surfaces are painted white to keep the space bright and clean, including the ductwork and electric cables exposed across the ceiling.

Design Office: Tai & Architectural Design

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Photographs: Kyle Yu