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* Residential Architecture: Green Box by act_romegialli

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Green Box by act_romegialli

Residential Architecture: Green Box by act_romegialli: “..This glazed garden hideaway in Italy by Italian studio act_romegialli is disguised inside a dense thicket of bushy plants and blossoming wildflowers..The little building previously functioned as a garage for a weekend retreat in the Raethian Alps, but act_romegialli was asked to convert it into a space where the owner can keep gardening tools, prepare meals and entertain guests..Retaining the rustic stone walls and columns of the old garage, the architects installed a galvanised metal framework with a skeletal pitched roof, then added glazed panels to infill openings on each of the walls..Steel wires strung up around the structure help a selection of deciduous plants to climb over the facade, plus a mixture of annual and perennial shrubs are planted around its base, providing a constant blanket of exterior greenery..The interior of the building is divided into two rooms, both with weather-beaten larch floors and exposed concrete ceilings. The kitchen is constructed from galvanised steel and features a sink with metal pipes for taps..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, garden views; lovely garden pavilion; original article features a five-image slideshow and many additional images..

image: Marcello Mariana; article: Dezeen

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* Residential Architecture: Berri Residence by NatureHumaine

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Berri Residence by NatureHumaine

Residential Architecture: Berri Residence by NatureHumaine: “..A couple with a passion for contemporary architecture wanted an extension to their 1940s duplex on Berri street in Montréal, Canada. Their main desire was to create a dining room that would become the heart of the house, where family discussions would take place..At the center of the new extension is the dining room just off the re-modeled kitchen on the ground floor. It has generous south-facing glazing and and a large dining table at its center. The master bedroom is located below the dining room overlooking the sunken garden. Despite the use of wood cladding, the extension has a sense of lightness and transparency due to the glass panels being pushed to their dimensional limits. The exterior finish is an olive green stained pine with an overhanging glazed volume clad in galvanized steel..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, garden views; interesting form and interior volumes..

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image: © Adrien Williams; article: “Berri Residence / NatureHumaine” 19 Apr 2013. ArchDaily

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