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* Residential Architecture: Kindred House by Anagram Architects

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 19 April 2012

Residential Architecture: Kindred House by Anagram Architects: “.. the design sought to create internal and external residential spaces for [two] families by evolving close and nuanced volumetric relationships between built masses. Three materially diverse, cuboidal volumes are supported on an interlaced, cantilevering structural system in front of a larger monolithic block . Through this, almost “jenga-lke”, arrangement the volumes appear to float between a pergola on the roof and a pool of water at the entrance, held in place by shared spatial relationships..”  Superb textural and spatial sensibilities, interior courtyards, terraces, contextual sensibility, passive energy implementations..

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image: Courtesy of Anagram Architects;  article: King , Victoria . “Kindred House / Anagram Architects” 17 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/226998&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: House of Maple Leaves by Edward Suzuki Architecture

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Residential Architecture: House of Maple Leaves by Edward Suzuki Architecture: “..wrapped with balconies and verandas, the wooden structure employs passive energy techniques..paths for air circulation filter between the exterior and interior providing adequate cross ventilation with operable windows to minimize excess humidity. translucent japanese screens printed with a graphic of blowing maple leaves partially enclose various rooms to allow air to pass through the space..the south-facing elevation is transparent glass windows with insulated double panes and sashes. seasonal trees shade the strong summer sun while exposed branches welcome the warming and low-angle rays of winter. solar heat gain within the living area rises and collects within the double-storey height ceiling. running the length of the facade, radiant hot water heating within the floor serves as a backup system..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, contextual and indoor/outdoor sensibility, passive energy systems, multiple interior volumes..

See our post on another home by Edward Suzuki Architecture: Residential Architecture: F Residence by Edward Suzuki Architecture.

image: © yasuhiro nukamura, courtesy of edward suzuki architecture; article: Designboom

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