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Designed by Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido studio this contemporary country house is located in Calera Tango, Santiago, Chile. It’s built for a happy family on 4.5 Ha area with fruit trees only in one hour drive from capital. Concrete foundation wall that what elevates house from the ground includes a swimming pool and a basement. The first volume consist of public spaces like living and dining rooms. This volume is mostly covered by large gazing or with Larch wood. The second volume at the same time is a glass-and-concrete box which features more private sleeping areas. Glass used in the glazing is a thermo-pane glass with a green dye, which filters out ultraviolet rays and creates the greenhouse effect. Folding windows at the top around the perimeter of the house develops a better ventilation. [Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido]
Architect: Bates Masi Architects
Location: Noyack, NY, USA
Structural Engineer: Steven L. Maresca
Contractor: Brian Mannix
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Bates Masi Architects
The client, a New York actor, sought a retreat for relaxation and casual entertaining on a restrictive narrow lot fronting the tidal estuary of Noyack Creek. The house became a study in architectural theatre: a series of spaces in a carefully scripted sequence that subtly reflect his professional life.
The path begins at the front door where perforated privacy screens slide apart like a curtain, revealing the loft-like living and dining spaces. The direction of the deck boards that make up the flooring is altered to demarcate the path through the space, emerging seamlessly to an exterior waterside deck. A broad stair to the second level, parallel with an interior stair along a glazed wall, acts as tiered seating for entertaining and looking at the water view beyond. Beneath the stair, hidden backstage for maximum privacy, the guest room shares the water view through a nearly hidden sliding door. Guests emerge as if through a trap door.
Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Built area: 635sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti
This is a 4-level house built for a family of 4 – a couple and 2 teenage kids. Very informal people, they wanted a warm, comfortable house where they could all host friends and have fun together. From the street a few steps up, one enters the house on ground level. Wide living areas – sitting, dining and TV rooms – were designed all in succession and open onto the garden, the patio and even the pool so as to allow for full integration between spaces, and interaction between guests. Privacy is yet possible to get in this house, as large doors may slide out from recesses in the walls and separate rooms as necessary.
Architects: Max Pritchard Architect
Location: Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia
Engineering Consultant: Engineers Pocius & Associates
Project year: 2008
Project Area: 1,548 sqm
Photographs: Sam Noonan & George Apostolidis
Southern Ocean Lodge is being described as Australia’s first “Super Lodge”; and has already been named by Tatler Magazine following a worldwide survey as Hotel of the Year 2009.
The architecture relates closely with the dramatic site. Tucked back behind forty metre high cliffs, large sweeping window walls capturing the expansive views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine bush. A strong sculptural element is the one hundred metre long wall of Kangaroo Island limestone weaving from a covered entrance, through the largely untouched bush and into the Main Lodge.
Twenty one guest suites cascade down the slope from the Main Lodge, with access from a Breezeway ramp. Roofs follow the slope of the land, but with a gentle upward, wave-like curve every fourth suite.
This house is located on amazing site in the first line of a beautiful coastline of Mallorca. It’s designed by Jaume Riera and Joan Francisco Barceló Ascoli architects in very light and airy style. It’s accessible from both the sea and a back street. The ground floor is designed to enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea and of the nearby Cabrera island. There is everything needed for a comfortable holiday and living in the house. The design is very well planned. For example, a large courtyard that the house has is protected by service areas and walls from all sides. It features pines that were one the site before the construction. The sea front area is very well protected from the sunlight withot losing ability to catch great views through large glazing. The house’s interior is also great. It’s natural, comfortable and yet contemporary. The place is a real dream to live in.