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While I know some of you love Singapore architecture, this specifically house will make your jaw drop because Aamer Architects created a design that is nothing less than amazing. But like all great things, it’s best to show them than to describe them, so here are some images.
Here’s a brief description from the architects if the curiosity kills you:
Magnificent views towards the city from atop Siglap Hill inspired the design. Master and family room are placed on the third level having the best views.
Living and Dining on the second level, connected with external verandahs / terraces that flow upwards and fold into the roof form with deep overhangs for sufficient shade and channeling the breeze through the whole house.
Two resort style ‘Cabana’ bedrooms are located on the ground level by the pool with a large open/covered terrace for poolside parties. A sculptural metal ‘drum’ anchors the ‘ship’ to the ground and houses the toilet/shower and barbeque pantry.
Lopez Island Residence by David Vandervort Architects
This 1800 sf home is located on a heavily wooded, medium-bank waterfront property on Lopez Island, Washington. The house is carefully sited amidst the existing trees and the existing land form which slopes up to the bank and view. Connections to the outdoors and other features of the property informed the arrangement of space and form. The angle of the living wing corresponds to the bank and creates an embraced outdoor deck area. The house reaches out to the southeast path to the beach, to the gardens further to the east and most importantly to the west and northwest views of the water.
Designed for two families, the house is modeled on traditional Quebec houses that lodged large families and their relatives.
From the architects:
“An out-scaled structure, like the agricultural buildings that surround it, the house is both traditional in its morphology and innovative in its use of materials. Shingled with raw fibre-cement panels on the walls and roof, it is a house beyond the domestic scale, simple and rot-proof, capable of standing the test of time.
The house is striated with bands of horizontal windows, giant louvers that cut the sun at its most powerful, with new points of view at each level. It is protected by its wimple from the hot summer sun and inundated with light in the winter, needing neither air-conditioning nor heating on sunny days.
The interior is in wood, painted or natural, in planks or panels, composed almost exclusively of made-to-measure furniture pieces:
Atlantic Beach is an established beach community on Long Island, immediately outside of New York City. It is filled with modest houses from the 1920’s and 30’s in Tudor, Spanish and Art Deco styles. As real estate prices rose in the last decade, the village saw a lot of “tear-down” activity, as older houses were replaced by much larger homes.
The Kowalewski residence is an attempt to insert a distinctly modern house into the village context in a manner that is respectful of the scale and architectural traditions of the community. The house does not maximize either the bulk or lot coverage allowed by zoning.
It is oriented with the narrow face – only slightly wider than the former house on the lot – toward the street, with the traditional side driveway and rear garage. Siting the compact footprint at the north edge of the 85-foot-square lot preserves a wide side garden with mature trees. In form and materials the house recalls the village’s Art Deco heritage.
The 2200 sq ft house was created by Rick Berry, from Scott Edwards Architecture, is in the heart of the coastal community of Manzanita, Oregon. The composition illustrates the northwest vernacular, including large overhangs and expanses of glass walls, natural indigenous materials for example concrete, and cedar, and multiple opportunities to enjoy the open floor plan both inside and out.
Visit the Scott Edwards Architecture official website HERE.