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* Residential Architecture: An Autograph Among the Pine Trees by Studija Archispektras

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 16 December 2012

An Autograph Among the Pine Trees by Studija Archispektras

Residential Architecture: An Autograph Among the Pine Trees by Studija Archispektras: “..The house is situated on the river shore. The envelope of the building is composed of glass and rusted steel planes which were mounted in vertical segments in order to have a metaphorical relation with growing pine trees on the site. Even though steel is quite refined and cold material, its bright ocher colour hues like wide planks cut from a fresh wood and gives a visual warmth to the house..The project has successfully implemented a number of bold modern design solutions. After removing the wooden formwork, rough concrete texture appeared and became the main interior expression element. In addition, transparent and smooth glass surfaces were widely used which made the interior staying in touch with nature..Lighting is siting through the entire length of the living room in the style of a film studio where the functional light can be spotted to the desired location – lounge corner or dining table..As a counterbalance to the factory-like interior, the natural wood elements were abundantly used. Solid oak appears everywhere – it dominates in a monumental kitchen on the ground floor, as well as stairwell walls, floors, ceilings, cabinets and doors on the first floor. Cabinets – like solid wood boxes – designed without handles, hinges or other destructive elements in order to completely keep a minimalist style. Attention here is focused on more important things – the essential beauty of natural materials..The bright surface gives a background and highlights the painting- triptych by Konstantinas Žardalevičius in the living room and decorative Graffiti in child‘s bedroom by Tadas Vincaitis- Plūgas..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, views; interesting materiality, details; wood flooring, walls, ceilings..

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image: © Juozas Kamenskas; article: “An Autograph Among the Pine Trees / Studija Archispektras” 13 Dec 2012. ArchDaily.  <http://www.archdaily.com/305606&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: La Baronia House by Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Residential Architecture: La Baronia House by Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez: “..Corrosion caused by moisture and the salinity of sea air can destroy a structure in a short period of time. This place, a few meters from the Pacific Ocean, is not a bucolic landscape. Rather, the proximity to the breaking waves creates an extreme temporal condition for the architecture. The project delays natural deterioration thanks to a predominantly opaque outer envelope made of two inert materials: glass and weathering steel. Thus, the beachfront “idyllic” pavilion is replaced with a more airtight construction..A tight budget and precise specifications meant the design had to have two levels and an interior expression defined by the use of wood. The articulation of this structure is different for the two levels, creating different relations with the horizon. Upstairs, in the common areas, the perimeter is demarcated by the repetition and variation of wood; downstairs the bedrooms are characterized by a horizontal window, detached from the wooden structure. These simple variations create different corners and views, creating distance and proximity with the outside, taking to an extreme the project condition as a haven by the sea..”  Lovely site, impressive views of the Pacific Ocean; extensive glazing, abundant natural light; interesting fenestration; wood interiors..

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image: © Erieta Attali; article: Gaete , Javier . “La Baronia House / Nicolás del Rio + Max Núñez” 19 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/284030&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Shaft House by Atelier rzlbd

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 21 October 2012

Residential Architecture: Shaft House by Atelier rzlbd: “..The Shaft House is an unexpected and exciting spatial experience that survives the limits of our ordinary living spaces. The two and a half storey detached house reevaluates functional arrangements within a narrow building while creating bright and airy spaces. Affordability is a value that the building successfully owns by integrating well thought low-cost strategies in the design process; from purchasing a modest lot of about 20 feet wide to choosing sustainable and cost efficient materials. Aluminum siding, untreated wood and recyclable rusted steel for the exterior of the house not only help reduce the costs of the design but t also tried to make a statement on organic behaviors of buildings by changing color while aging along with the house..The Shaft House generates spaces without walls. Circulation and services surround a void of light that is called “The Shaft”. Floors on either side overlook each other allowing light and sight to travel deep inside the house. The staircase circulates around the central shaft and causes rooms to emerge in space by changing levels. The levels have been shifted in section resulting in a canopy facing the street, and a south facing deck on the rooftop..While the construction cost of the shaft house is almost as affordable as a ready-made design set of standard housings in Toronto, it is yet a surprise for the neighborhood and perhaps for many other neighborhoods in the city. But atelier rzlbd’s aspiration towards changing the face of Toronto by creating innovative and affordable designs is a goal that Shaft House successfully represents..”  Interesting materials and interior volumes..

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image: © borXu Design; article: Saieh , Nico . “Shaft House / Atelier rzlbd” 01 Jul 2011. ArchDaily.  <http://www.archdaily.com/106706&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Wolf Creek View Cabin by Balance Associates Architects

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Residential Architecture: Wolf Creek View Cabin by Balance Associates Architects: “..Wolf Creek View Cabin sits in a lightly treed meadow, surrounded by foothills and mountains in Eastern Washington state, USA. The home is designed as two interlocking “L’s”. A covered patio is located at the intersection of one “L,” offering a protected place to sit while enjoying sweeping views of the valley. A lighter screening “L” creates a courtyard that provides shelter from seasonal winds and an intimate space with privacy from neighboring houses..The building mass is kept low in order to minimize the visual impact of the cabin on the valley floor. The roof line and walls extend into the landscape and abstract the mountain profiles beyond. Weathering steel siding blends with the natural vegetation and provides a low maintenance exterior. Balance Associates Architects believe this project is successful in its peaceful integration with the landscape and offers an innovative solution in form and aesthetics for cabin architecture..”  Truly lovely site; extensive glazing, natural light, views; interesting form and materiality; wood ceilings, wood slat screens; courtyards..

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image: © Steve Keating Photography; article: “Wolf Creek View Cabin / Balance Associates Architects” 02 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 14 Aug 2012. <http://www.archdaily.com/155563&gt;

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