Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category
Architects: Kanner Architects
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Project Architect: Stephen H. Kanner
Project team: Jay Fukuzawa, Greg Larusso
Client: Metro Modern Developers
Structural Engineers: Nabih Youseff
Contractor: HyMax Construction
Project Area: 13,935 sqm
Project year: 2005-2008
Photographs: John Edward Linden
A 54-unit building, The Hollywood is something of a pioneering project in a part of Los Angeles that, while emerging from years of civic indifference, remains a bit rough around the fringes. The multifamily courtyard condominium development announces the arrival of modern urban living to complement the entertainment, hospitality and retail revival under way in Hollywood.
The $15 million project is the first for-sale condominium building in a part of town populated mostly by rental properties. A Modernist façade features high-end contemporary forms tempered by the warm hues of a wood-composite exterior. The top level features double-height penthouses with mezzanines. The first four levels are comprised of flats. Inside, 17-foot ceilings create spacious living environments punctuated by high-end minimalist design. Two levels of subterranean parking accommodate 135 vehicles.
A house located in the beautiful area near Sao Paulo, Brazil. Designed to be a pavilion supported only by five columns, the home has bedrooms, a living room, dining room and balconies facing a pool overlooking the beautiful beach of Guaruja. The house become a great holiday house for a family with two kids who likes to have a guests. Even though the site is really beatiful it wasn’t easiest place for construction. A structural 18m deck above the ground was used as an artificial foundation. Above this deck the whole building is made of metal. The house only has two floors and is accessible from the second one because it’s attached to the street. The first volume features housekeeper’s house, kitchen, service-area, steam bath, gym and four bedrooms. This house is one of those houses that makes architects to be proud of their work. [Bernardes Jacobsen Architecture]
Of all the pads chosen for this year’s AIA San Francisco Living: Home Tours, only one found me smiling from start to finish. I wondered why as I wandered through this intriguing Glen Park residence… suddenly, on an upstairs landing, I spied a strange note stuck inside a fire-engine red Royal typewriter. I crept closer, just to get a peek. Staring back at me, three words, all caps: NOTHING BUT EVIDENCE. The owners’ motives began to emerge, as clear as the double-height glass wall behind me. Strachan and Melissa Forgan, it seems, had volumes to gain — more space, more light, even sheer satisfaction and enjoyment — simply by digging in, building up and letting Architecture and the City take its course.
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.