A Modern House with a Wraparound Swimming Pool

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                                <a href="http://luigirosselli.com/residential/the-pool-house" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Pool House</a> is a project by <a href="http://luigirosselli.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Luigi Rosselli Architects</a> that&#8217;s located in Randwick NSW featuring a wraparound swimming pool. An existing one-level 1910 cottage was given a two-story addition with water surrounding it to help tie the two structures together.
A veranda on the front of the cottage was extended out to create a covered parking area for two cars, which helped beef up the home’s street presence while balancing out the proportions. The extension features floor-to-ceiling panels of glass with motorized sliding screens for privacy and sun protection. The top floor master bedroom cantilevers out over a terrace for additional shade and protection from rain. The ground and top floor are connected by an elliptical staircase, which becomes a focal point in the space. The interior utilizes various types of wood, which they’ve paired with white walls ceilings, and cabinets. Photos by Justin Alexander.
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Chapel Proposal in Senegal Uses Local Materials to Unite the Community

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Courtesy of Cassidy+Wilson Courtesy of Cassidy+Wilson Taking third place in the recently-concluded Kaira Looro competition to design a multi-faith place of worship for the community of Tanaf in Senegal, this design by Sean Cassidy and Joe Wilson proposes a circular chapel with a sunken exterior moat in which locals can privately reflect and pray. Meanwhile, the central sanctum is designed to be constructed by locals with handmade clay bricks, forming a design which, as Cassidy and Wilson explain, "literally comes from the 'God given land'" that the community equally "can take pride in and call their own upon completion."
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The Kaira Looro competition, whose name was derived from the words for "Architecture for Peace" in Tanaf's local Mandingo language, asked entrants to develop a small religious design focusing on "a sustainable and culturally-driven architecture, for a place with a lack of materials and with low technology." This

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The BMW Concept 8 Series: An Architecture of Luxurious Athleticism

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                                I&#8217;m standing in a capacious warehouse situated in an industrial section of Milan, just a stone&#8217;s throw from the Fondazione Prada with the convivial Marc Girard, Head of Design Concept Cars at <a href="http://www.bmw.com/en/index.html"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">BMW</a>. Under a scaffolding of seraphic studio lights illuminating his team&#8217;s yet to be unveiled creation, we stand before the <a href="http://www.bmw.com/en/topics/fascination-bmw/bmw_concept_8series.html"  rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">BMW Concept 8 Series</a>, a dormant predator glowing softly for the moment.

BMW is keeping mum about specifics, noting this concept is primarily an expression of intent.

I’m here for an early preview of a vehicle destined to be unveiled only a few days later across the storied showcase of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, an auto event where beauty is paramount over all. The photo venue’s vicinity to Fondazione seems appropriate considering the vehicle before me – all sinewy, sculptural muscularity in harmonious proportion to the luxurious hallmarks bestowed onto the concept – playing as much with contrast as continuity, modernity pushing against the bounds of the
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ELL / Domaen

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  • Architects: Domaen
  • Location: Beverly Hills, CA, United States
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Area: 5500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Paul Vu
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Structural: S&Z Engineering
  • General Contractor: Domaen
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From the architect. ELL is a 5,500SF ground-up Beverly Hills Developer residence designed for Luxe List Home. The building is located at the crest of the Benedict Canyon hillsides, overlooking the entire serene landscape of the Beverly Hills neighborhood. The project is loosely situated within the footprint of a former, now demolished, one-story 1950s residence.

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A design-build methodology was employed and streamlined to meet a challenging schedule, with the dynamic design process that evolved during and prior to construction. The methodological constraints of the project led to explorations of an elevational architecture, focusing on systemic alignments and misalignments as tools to create a dynamic,

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Best of ICFF 2017: Caroline’s Favorites

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                                We&#8217;ve just returned from another <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/nycxdesign" data-wpel-link="internal">NYCxDESIGN</a> which always wraps up with several days spent walking the aisles of the Javits Center for <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/icff/" data-wpel-link="internal">ICFF</a> (International Contemporary Furniture Fair). <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/icff-2017/" data-wpel-link="internal">This year&#8217;s ICFF</a> was 30% bigger than years past, which meant way more things to see and check out. To kick things off, here are my favorites, with more coming from Vy and Jaime!
It’s always great to see what Flavor Paper is going to unveil and this year they knocked it out with several wallpaper collaborations, two of which are these. On the left is an almost 3D looking wallpaper by artist Mark Dean Veca, and on the right is by professional doodler Jon Burgerman, who made all those characters out of Play-Doh and then photographed them. The Drop series mirror from Skram features a drop-shaped mirror within a wooden frame that extends out to become a shelf. Stillfried was
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5 Projects That Illustrate the Huge Potential of Prefab

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Prefabrication is not a new idea for architects, but its usage is arguably on the rise. Using prefabricated materials can keep your costs down, as well as make your project more sustainable and efficient. But for this to happen, there must be a defined process of construction, which respects the architectural intent and integrates the entire structure with the building's facilities. This way, the work can be carried out in the shortest time possible, and the cost of labor and maintenance is reduced, as is the waste of materials. The five designs selected below adopt prefabricated materials and demonstrate the benefits that it brings to the creative design strategy. Read on to see what each of their architects said about their prefabrication strategy.

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"Materials have been selected for their efficiency at the detailing stage, either because they were prefabricated or did

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The Winners of Wilsonart’s 13th Annual Student Chair Design Competition

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                                Have you been following <a href="http://design-milk.com/tag/sdsu/" data-wpel-link="internal">our series</a> on the <a href="http://www.wilsonart.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wilsonart</a> <a href="http://www.wilsonart.com/press-room/essence-america-s-melting-pot-comes-life-13th-annual-student-chair-design-competition" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Challenges Student Chair Design Competition</a>? The students at <a href="https://www.sdsu.edu/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">San Diego State University</a> worked with the theme &#8220;Borders, Boundaries and Mashup&#8221; using patterns from the <a href="http://www.wilsonart.com/laminate-surfaces" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Wilsonart® Laminate Collection</a> and the results are in! Our very own Jaime Derringer was one of the judges and just last week during ICFF the winning chair and the five runners up were finally seen in public. Take a look.
Matthew John Bacher’s chair, “A Piece of Tlaltecuhtli,” won this year’s competition and he incorporated the Milano Rosso laminate pattern for its resemblance to real stone. The sculptural chair looks at the politics of cultural appropriation with the hope of creating some type of visual dialogue. Bacher was inspired by the giant Tlaltecuhtli Monolith that was excavated at Museo del Templo Mayor in Mexico City in 2006. The Waves chair, by Anna Karreskog, takes a look at the waves
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Napa Barn / Anderson Architects

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  • Architects: Anderson Architects
  • Location: St Helena, CA 94574, United States
  • Architect In Charge: Ross Anderson
  • Area: 3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Joe Fletcher
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From the architect. We were asked to create a multi-use guest pavilion on a relatively small Northern California vineyard lot that could also host sit down dinners for up to 60 people.  We started by asking the key questions:  “Where should it be within the property?”  “How much floor area do we need for a 60 person dinner?” “How much volume do we need for a basketball court?”  We also always tell ourselves to “look at the landscape first, let it dominate and lead it through.”  The building took the form of a large Napa Valley barn.

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We sited the building along the northern edge of the vineyard lot to take

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Gifted Sketcher Uses His Moleskine and Camera to Capture Real and Imagined Cityscapes

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© Pietro Cataudella © Pietro Cataudella Moleskine notebooks, sketching, architecture photography, imagination, and Instagram—these are all curiosities that arouse the interest of a stereotypical architecture lover. So it's hard to believe that Pietro Cataudella, author of the CityLiveSketch project, is neither a trained artist or architect, but a student of geophysics.  In the summer of 2014, the Italian began a project to "describe the land in an alternative way by the combined use of photographs and drawings that represent the landmarks of splendid Italian towns (and beyond)." He has traveled from Pisa to Paris, London to Barcelona, and sketched famous buildings that include Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale and the Eiffel Tower. Cataudella told Archive Collection Magazine“My ability to draw and to reproduce a landscape or a building comes from passion, practice and the desire to improve myself.” The reproductions range from faithful, classical sketches reminiscent of those created
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La Louve / Atelier Pierre Thibault

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From the architect. To highlight the site's characteristics, La Louve is organized according to two distinct ambiances. Towards the mountain, the simple volume rests against the bedrock, while to the forest side, it is perched on slender pilotis hidden amongst the trees.

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The organization of the home's public areas is an enfilade that culminates with an outdoor room, raised at the level of the trees. This layout for common areas fosters family life while providing views to the landscape.

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Between the screen porch and the interior living room, the architects included a massive board-formed concrete fireplace. It is used for the indoor and outdoor space, as it has openings on both sides.

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9 Ideas to Present Your Project With Concrete Models

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