A Bungalow in Sydney Gets a Dramatic, Pavilion-Like Addition

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                                The <a href="https://christopherpolly.com/projects/binary-house"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Binary House</a> project began as a 1960&#8217;s yellow brick bungalow in Woolooware, Sydney, Australia, that was transformed by <a href="https://christopherpolly.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Christopher Polly Architect</a> to include a dramatic, pavilion-like addition in the back. While the original house keeps it&#8217;s private front character, the back opens up and expands into the green yard to elevate the homeowners&#8217; outdoor lifestyle.
The original home contains bedrooms and service areas but with newly installed vaulted skylights that visually enlarge the spaces. The pavilion features a double height living room with an adjacent dining room and kitchen with an open sitting room above. Glass walls disappear, expanding the open living space into the backyard. The addition connects to the bungalow by way of a hallway that continues through to the front door. Newly formed courtyards between both structures provide additional natural light and ventilation. Photography by Brett Boardman Photography.
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Austin’s Vista Residence Is Built Around a Sculptural, Three-Story Staircase

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/austins-vista-residence-is-built-around-a-sculptural-three-story-staircase/vista-residence-miro-rivera-1a/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Vista-Residence-Miro-Rivera-1a-810x540.jpg" alt="Austin&#8217;s Vista Residence Is Built Around a Sculptural, Three-Story Staircase" /></a>
                                Located in Austin, Texas, the <a href="https://www.mirorivera.com/vista-residence/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Vista Residence</a> is a modern, three-story home that&#8217;s built around a sculptural staircase that took 8 months to fabricate. The material choices for the exterior are exposed concrete, metal, and concrete panels which vary in shades of grey and make for minimal maintenance in the future. <a href="https://www.mirorivera.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Miró Rivera Architects</a> designed the home around dense vegetation which results in an irregular perimeter that reveals itself upon further inspection.

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A long paved path within two concrete walls welcomes visitors to the front door. Floor-to-ceiling windows make for a dramatic foyer as it almost feels like it’s outdoors.

Photo by Ibai Rigby

A bridge-like hallway overlooks an open, double-height courtyard below and leads to the master suite. The labor-intensive staircase is a focal point that appears different at every turn and viewpoint. It is made from 5/8″ thick plate steel with white oak wood treads
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A U-Shaped House in Osaka That Opens up to a Green Landscape

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                                Surrounded by nature, the <a href="https://horibeassociates.com/works/mita/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">House in Mita</a> is a residential project designed by <a href="https://horibeassociates.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Horibe Associates</a> that spans 84.64-square-meters. The U-shaped house is located in the southern part of Osaka, Japan, with a wooded area facing them and crops of rice plants growing nearby that help add an element of privacy.
The exterior is clad in metal corrugated panels, as is the roof, for a cohesive yet minimalist feel. The home was designed with a U-shaped layout which offers an interior courtyard for a more private outdoor space. It also creates a connection between the rooms that wrap around it. A massive window in the main living area opens up to the courtyard framing views of the green rice plants while allowing natural light to enter the house. A single tree is planted in the center of the courtyard providing a view of nature from each room. The main living space
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Grimshaw Designs a Tiny Home That’s Affordable, Sustainable, and Relocatable

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                                <a href="https://grimshaw.global/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Grimshaw</a> recently went small for a very good cause – preventing youth homelessness. The architecture practice designed its first tiny home for <a href="https://nestdhomes.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nestd<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></a>, a charitable organization of <a href="https://www.kuc.org.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kids Under Cover</a> that supports homeless youth in Australia. <a href="https://grimshaw.global/projects/the-peak/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Peak</a>, which spans 32.5-square-meters, is one of three tiny homes available and the prefab unit was designed to be affordable, sustainable, and able to move to a new location, all while containing everything one would need in a modern home.
The single-story house feels much larger thanks to a double-height corner entrance that’s outfitted with large windows that let in lots of natural light. The exterior is clad in dark metal wall cladding and sustainably sourced timber LVL which offers a classic modern contrast. Inside, the surfaces are clad in a natural finished wood for a warm, timeless finish. A cube-like structure houses a kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom, and seating
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Résidence L’Accostée by Bourgeois / Lechasseur

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                                <a href="http://bourgeoislechasseur.com/projets/laccostee/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Résidence L&#8217;Accostée</a> is a minimalist residence located in Lake Saint Francis, Canada, designed by <a href="http://bourgeoislechasseur.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bourgeois / Lechasseur</a>. The residence is situated on complicated topography, with the building delicately sloping along the site.
The clients, with their expanding family, wanted to preserve their original home and take advantage of the vast free space along the edge of the lake. The frontage is mostly bare to maintain privacy, while the back of the home consists entirely of large glazings. The part of the home closest to the lake is three-stories and reveals a facade articulated by angles and large openings. The clients generally have people over to their home, and wanted a large kitchen and dining space that would accommodate their gatherings. Photography by Adrien William.
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FreelandBuck Designs a Stacked, Multilevel Home Built into a Los Angeles Hillside

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                                Carved into a Los Angeles hillside, the <a href="https://www.freelandbuck.com/projects/stack-house/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Stack House</a> rises four stories and spans 2,207-square-feet as it perfectly rests embedded into the landscape as opposed to being on top of it, like most hillside homes. The vertical house was designed by <a href="https://www.freelandbuck.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FreelandBuck</a> who cleverly rotated each room ever-so-slightly to allow indoor-outdoor spaces on each floor.
The custom exterior is reimagined board-and-batten siding that’s laid out in various patterns and painted in white to gray gradations. The raised boards create shadow play throughout the day as the sun moves from east to west. The garage makes up lowest floor with the guest bedroom and bathroom plus storage taking up the second floor. The third floor comprises the public living spaces with a kitchen, dining room, living room, den, powder room, and front patio. Lastly, the top floor houses a master suite, two bedrooms, and another bathroom. Inside on the main floor,
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