Text description provided by the architects. A Calligrapher handed three books to his wife, she placed them in a random stack on the table… “We want The Books House”… they said.
The Architect understood that the books were not only a reference to a home he had previously designed named The Six Degrees of Separation, but also to the ledges and shelves of Sydney-Hawkesbury sandstone outcrops that surface on the steep escarpments
Architecture Team: Mary Ann Gabriele Schicketanz, Studio Schicketanz Inc.
Home Builder: Todd Hunt and Forrest Hunt, Hunt Brothers Construction, Inc.
Landscape Architecture: Bernard Trainor, Bernard Trainor + Associates
Text description provided by the architects. Studio Schicketanz organized the design of this house around a central cleared knoll and prioritized outdoor space, producing a deep exploration into the ways in which a structure can merge with and arise from a very specific ecological language. Textured stone walls give rise to controlled cement steps leading to a crisply modernist structure detailed with geometric framing and supporting a cantilevered roof that offers a shaded penumbra around the entirety of the structure. Light is at play everywhere, from the dappled light that hits the stone wall to the reflection of the
Team: Alexis Naylor, Stéphanie Plourde, Xavier Crépeau Bellefeuille, Patrick Lévesque
Text description provided by the architects. Built on the slope of Mount Shefford, the residence bridges an aerial view on one side and an ascending, rugged topography, populated by rocks and maples, on the other.
The initial idea for this project was to merge with the mountain, to nestle into the terrain until it becomes one with the residence. Entering the site from below, we see a black volume that seems to emerge from the slope and detach itself from the surrounding vegetation. Its dark truncated shape echoes the rocky projections that inhabit the site. The living areas, located upstairs, offer the occupant an intimate relationship to the site,
Text description provided by the architects. Jeju Yosukwon
A unique terrain division and a curved stream along with the overlapping old and new roads on the site contribute to the formation of a triangular building site in the mid mountain area of Jeju Island. This inevitably poses a challenge to an architect in a sense that it could take away the freedom of choosing the shape of the architectural design he or she pursues.
In addition, such unique architectural conditions coupled with too much of an ambition to envision all the program requests by the client could easily ruin the openness and liberty felt through the grandeur of adjacent mountains and the vast sea in front by simply conforming to the land
Text description provided by the architects. This house was designed with a skewed mass as a response to the unique challenges of the site and with its tropical context in mind. Its vertical and horizontal skew create a sense of spatial distortion that deviates from the experience of other more conventionally designed houses in Indonesia
This house is designed to be a contemporary house that respond to tropicality and context of the local site, which resulted in the asymmetrical-voids within the house. These voids on each openings naturally provide shades so that rain and sunlight will not come in contact directly to the interior. The swimming pool and the void over it cool the living area during the day. Whilst the green roof absorbs direct sun radiation and
Text description provided by the architects. Located on a prominent intersection in South Melbourne, this 29 level apartment building is the first completed project of the significant urban renewal precinct of Fishermans Bend. The site is bound by post-industrial landmarks, large scale infrastructure and the city centre to the north and fine grain 19th century residential fabric to the south.
The initial response was informed by the challengingly small size of the site. An urban design strategy led by Melbourne’s famous laneways enabled the tower to be built
Text description provided by the architects. In Paris suburb, located in a flood risk area, this project of 61 social housing units contributes to the objective of the Ivry Confluences Urban Development Zone (ZAC) to revitalize the southern part of this former industrial district.
To ensure a transition between the scales of the very different urban situations, the project forms a homogeneous built environment made up of a series of buildings ranging from two to seven storeys in height. This staggered height plan goes hand-in-hand with a consideration of the range of uses and typologies, urban forms and modes of living that form a city.
Participants: Seung Hyun Kang, Naun Kim (Studio In Loco) + Tec-Jin Ahn, Chang Joon Oh (Utopian Architects)
Structural Engineering: Yong-Woo
Mechanical Engineering: Sam-Woo
Electrical & It Engineering: Chun-Il MEC.
Civil Engineering: Naen DSI.
Text description provided by the architects. Compared to the amount of time youth groups are required to spend in private institutes or after school tutoring, it is usually thought that they are not given proper opportunities to explore their interests and hobbies. Including public schools, many of the spaces youth groups may visit and stay are far from alluring. For the "youth group" includes a such large spectrum of ages from kindergarten goers to college students, community’s youth centers need to well support varying needs and wants of different
Architecture Team: NBBJ; AJ Montero, Tracy Perry, Mike Suriano, Alyson Erwin, Britni Stone, Stephen Maher, Scot Walls
Landscape Architecture Team: NBBJ; Tony Murry, Chris Laster, Ed Mickelson
Civil Engineer: Korda Engineering
Structural Engineer: Korda Engineering
Mep Engineer: Prater Engineering
Artist Installation: Loris Cecchini
Contractor: Turner Construction
Client: Columbus Metropolitan Library
Text description provided by the architects. Libraries are in transition. Once a point of knowledge dissemination and quiet introspection, they are becoming places to meet, socialize, study, hang out and plug in. Historically, we have seen a library’s civic value shift from a place for things, now, to a place for people. Its unique nature is that it maintains the tenants of a public service institution, while embracing the increasing proclivity of people to seek environments to
Text description provided by the architects. It is the old house in an alley on District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. The partial of land is the typical long house in the cities of Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City.
The investor has been here since her childhood, it is considered as the birthplace of family members. The Plan to rebuild the house started since 10 years ago, however, has been postponed, due to some unexpected reasons. After 10 years, the construction is implemented by an absolute new design. To build the house is to realize the Invester’s wish: to strengthen the bond between everyone in the family, especially, to create
Text description provided by the architects. This Aluminium House tackles head on the brief of combining sculptural modern architecture with the everyday requirements of a good ventilation, heat protection, liveable and home. The house is located on a single land plot in suburb of Bangkok, Phutthamonthon Sai3 road, Thailand. The house was designed by Ayutt and Associates design (AAd) for 3 families of the 3 generations : grand parent, Daughters and grand son. The house comprises of 1,500 sq.m. of useable space. There are 5 bedrooms with their own private bathroom, main
Text description provided by the architects. Located between Matara and Thangalle on Sri Lanka’s lush South – Coast, “Issana Beach house” is ideally situated for visitors who wish to base themselves on a beach and explore the Southern region. At 200 kilometers from Colombo, it is close enough to reach in a few hours but further enough to remain quiet and unspoilt, away from heavy development and crowds at Bentota, Hikkaduwa & Unawatuna. Mahawela Beach, a 3 Kilometer crescent of light yellow sand, lapped by a turquoise sea, is rightly regarded as one of the finest on the South – Coast. Rocky Promontories at either end ensure
#6 is an A&A (Additions and Alterations) to an existing pair of semi-detached houses in the eastern part of Singapore. This pair of houses, 'mirrored' along a shared party-wall, became stark contrast in scale when one of the pair was rebuilt, dwarfing its other half. This spurred the owner of the other half to rebuild their house.
Planning Guidelines allow houses of 2 storeys and an attic with a permissible aggregate height of 13.1 m (4.5+3.6+5). As the guidelines are imposed on all houses within the neighborhood, every house will be of the same height if they are built to what is permissible. The design objective to
Text description provided by the architects. The nature of development in the urban realm is changing from buildings that are predominantly single-purpose structures into multi-use destinations and connected communities—and 400 Fairview embodies this change. At thirteen stories and 337,000-square-feet, this mixed-use building was conceived as a catalyst for urban engagement. Designed to knit into its neighborhood and foster a sense of community and connection, the
A new model of design agency in a classified historic industrial hall
Moving into a Grand Paris mixed-use eco-development, the global design agency Saguez & Partners has reinvented its headquarters as an incubator laboratory that aims to live and to work better together with the city, the students, and their clients. To be more open on the outside life, Saguez & Partners set
Text description provided by the architects. The project: a renewal of an old 70 sq. m flat in the center of Tel-Aviv.
The apartment was purchased for living purposes by a young single woman. The current layout was old, closed and segmented and did not suit the needs of the client, who opted for a large kitchen, a spacious wash room including a full size bath tub, a bedroom, a study and a central living space.
Designing for one person, enabled a more open layout, with less partitioning resulting in larger airy spaces.
In order to open up the closed-in apartment and to gain more ceiling height, I decided to break down the ceiling storage spaces, from the closed balcony
Text description provided by the architects. The terraced house is located in a housing project from '58 in Wondelgem, Belgium. The project has the typical combination of identical row houses with alternately mirrored ground plans. All of them have a single-storey extension and a semi-private road at the back of the plot connecting the various garages and garden storages. Over the years many residents have filled up the open space between the extensions with verandas and secondary buildings, and by thus have lost relationship with the exterior space.
For this reason, the veranda, a secondary extension and the garden storage of this rowhouse were broken down. The building was returned to its original state as the starting point of the new
Text description provided by the architects. Since the site was located at the end of a dead-end street and surrounded all over by buildings, it needed something that allows the building to be recognized at least from the main road. As shown in a typical Seoul neighborhood, Seongsan-dong is also full of irregular buildings by unknown developers and local builders, so if one elevation of the building becomes one large flat surface, it could not only highlight the presence of the building giving it a unique impression, but also be helpful to promote sale of units. Since the land owner was also a typical local developer, he undoubtedly demanded a unit-configuration that would maximize profits for the given