Posts Tagged ‘House Design’
You know those moments, when someone terms like, “Victorian-style bungalow” or “Edwardian gables” or “art deco patterns” or “art nouveau designs”? When people use that on me, I feel as if the world is conspiring against me, by secretly taking ‘Hieroglyphic’ lessons. It’s embarrassing, frustrating, confusing and at times, humiliating. It’s also easy bait, real estate people use, to lure innocent architecturally challenged people. But you don’t have to endure this. I’m going to decode commonly used fancy architectural terms, for you to outsmart those smart people.
Victorian v/s Edwardian:
We know for a fact that you’re into modern architecture, and this is only natural since this is the moving trend nowadays, and also for a fact we know that you will like this house. The Kelowna House wears the signature of the Canadian architect David Tyrell.
The home is a unique residential building displaying a contemporary architecture enhanced by its position. Nestled between natural landscape elements like the mountain that led to its shape and size and the forested land surrounding it, the modern home is a fortress-like construction offering a comfortable lifestyle despite the harsh conditions.
Located near Kelowna, BC, Canada, the residence that received its name from the neighboring city displays a massive brick wall supporting the interior spaces. Overlooking Okanagan Lake, the modern and imposing residence gathers views from many vantage points, both interior and exterior. Wood columns on the upper terrace support large overhangs and add an interesting character to the upper floor pavilion containing the social and entertaining areas, as well as the master bedroom. An infinity pool completes the luxurious features of this home.
Creative design, simple lines and sharp lines all draw out of concrete is best describing this house-object.
Slit House is located in the historical neighborhood of Nanjing, China.
Although has very contemporary minimalist look it’s in harmony with surroundings. The entire structure, facade and the roof are made of concrete. It’s one of the first concrete buildings in this area. Thanks to such exterior it looks minimalist and modern outside. The interior is mostly done in wood to be more comfortable to live in. There are two connected areas with half floor height difference.
The living area has 2 floor ceiling height while the dining area has only 1.5 floor ceiling height. There aren’t many openings around the house in order to maintain its privacy.
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.
Located in Mar Azul, touristic resort on the shore of Buones Aires, Casa de Veraneo is designed by BAK Arquitectos Asociados. It’s a little holiday home with minimum impact on the landscape, low costs and easy maintenance. The house’s site a gentle rise with a forest of pines around it. 6.50m x 10.30m is the area, covered with an reinforced concrete slab with a raw concrete facade. The house opens up to the landscape with a series of glass walls that connect forest with the house’s interior. There aren’t the main entrance in the house because it could be accessed at a number of different points. The layout of the house consists of two areas. The first one is open to the outer world, completely glassed, and enclosed in a wide wooden terrace, conceived to host the group activities. The second one is protected, the openings are more controlled, thought for the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. The furniture around the house is a pine wood. [BAK Arquitectos Asociados]