Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category
We don’t know the architect of this house, but what we do know about it, is that is one of the most stylish houses we’ve seen in a while.
The house is located in Brighton, one of the suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This two story modern and contemporary home, features four bedrooms, three baths, and a cool private sun-filled landscaped courtyard. There is a lot we could say about this house, like the special care that was give to the wooden finishing, the clean, elegant front access, the astonishing interpretation of a modern Japanese garden and so much more.
But I’ll let the images tell this house stories, as architecture is better seen than explained .
By the way, the house is for sale, so if you can afford something like this, look into it. The home features “the latest in European design & flair” , according to the broker. Do you agree?
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.
You might be student, or a senior architect, but I’m sure you want your projects to have the best presentation. Probably you have the skills, probably not. We all learn as we go, but every now and then I stumble upon amazing presentation teams like Studio Aiko. “Amazing, astonishing, beautiful, awesome” just won’t do when describing what these people can create.
Studio Aiko was founded by Yair Alony and Meny Hilsenrad in 2005, and is a young & dynamic studio, specializing in a wide variety of CG content and visual effects.
Enough talk, check the videos and share your thoughts:
Check out the official website studio-aiko.com
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.
Structure: Cartier Foundation, Paris
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Year Finished: 1994
This museum created by the french architect JeanNouvel, displays some of the best art on planet Earth, and has exhibits of both contemporary and international artists. It contains over one thousand works by three hundred different artists.
Structure: BMW Welt, Munich
Architect: COOP Himmelblau
Year Finished: 2007
This building was designed to present some of the best cars in the world – the BMW. And was built for the customer experience in mind. The thinking was that one of the best car brands in the world deserves one of the best buildings – and it worked.
Structure: Addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
Architect: Steven Holl
Year Finished: 2007
This museum was built on classical principals and is known for its extensive collection of Asian art. Time magazine listed it as #1 on the list “The 10 Best (New and Upcoming) Architectural Marvels” in 2007.