Pool House, Amagansett, NY | Robert Young Architects

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Location: Amagansett, New York, US

Size: 200 square feet

Year: 2015



Architects: Robert Young Architects

Principal in charge: Robert Young, AIA

Project architect: Robert Deacon, Eva Ouano

Landscape contractor: Summerhill Landscapes

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A lot of design projects start with problem-solving, and this pool house, on Long Island’s East End, was no exception. Building codes in the Hamptons specify that a pool house can only contain 200 square feet of interior space. Here, the interior section — maxing out at exactly 200 square feet, and enclosable by folding doors — was carefully crafted to maximize the space: it contains a kitchenette, bathroom, day bed and chair. A trellised area, designed for lounging and relaxing, connects it to a garage, where this family keeps all their beach-going essentials, from surfboards to Jeeps. Natural elements, from marble to bluestone to wisteria vines, connect the space to its environment.

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Robert Young Architects


The design team of Robert Young Architects practices an architecture of pragmatic response. Creative exploration and thorough investigation of the essential facts and distinctive possibilities of each site and client’s needs lead to organic, apt, and inevitable solutions that are true to their time and place.

Whether architecture, interior, furniture, object, or landscape, the firm guides every project from conception to completion with passion and commitment. Each design decision integrates aesthetic and contextual imperatives with those of budget, program, materials, technology, and construction techniques.

Robert Young’s mission is to create compelling, practical and original architecture for informed clients who care deeply about the spaces where they live, work, learn and play.


CONTACT

(212) 687-6940

New York Office
526 West 26th Street
Suite 616
New York, NY 10001

Bridgehampton Office
2273 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932


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Cape Villa by ARRCC

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Location: South Africa
Year: 2016

Architecture, Design d’intérieur, Photographie: ARRCC



Overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard in Camps Bay, Cape Villa is set against the impressive backdrop of the picturesque Twelve Apostles mountain range and boasts the perfect balance between luxury and comfort. This glamorous home was completely transformed by ARRCC for an international family who enjoy spending time in Cape Town.
Being familiar with ARRCC’s design style, the client brief was to execute ARRCC’s signature style in a new and exciting way to create a modern coastal home with an ethnic edge. Keeping the family’s two children in mind, ARRCC strived to create a space that was contemporary and sophisticated, yet playful and fun. The existing structure was transformed into a large open space accommodating an inflow of natural light through the use of an array of reflective surfaces and large external aluminium screens
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The entrance glass lobby is clad in reflective glass which accentuates the magnificent Twelve Apostles mountain views, while a garden oasis borders the walkway to the front door. The entrance level comprises a kitchen, dining and lounge area as well as a designated study and guest washroom.
Dominating the living room is a slattered screen, boldly shaped with an organic design, generating movement and flow within the space. The Volakas marble floors offer a sophisticated design detail and set the colour palette of the space which is accented by French oak veneers with touches of bronze and metallics which add another layer to the interior design.
The entrance makes way for the living area which features a modern design aesthetic, incorporating OKHA furniture – a South African brand of bespoke design – using medium tones that add richness and personality to the space. Artwork by local greats Lionel Smit and Nelson Makamo add a contemporary African feel to the spaces. The living area opens up to the pool entertainment terrace with a covered lounge area, outside shower and infinity pool which leads the eye to views of the ocean. The kitchen, adjacent to the lounge and living space, accentuates the light, organic palette of the villa through its monochromatic and minimalistic design. This leads onto an outdoor space set with a BBQ to accommodate outdoor dining. Also on the entrance level off the lobby, a walkway leads to a selfcontained, private guest suite. The guest suite features a contrasting colour palette to the main house, with dark wood furniture and a textured rug in olive green and mustard which compliments the artwork, by Emalie Bingham, above the bed. The entire house operates on an automated system from which the owner can control the lighting, heating, curtains and audio system.
The lower level accommodates a kid’s playroom dressed with graphic wallpaper and a light colour scheme to create a fun and playful space. Double doors open to a vertical garden with a swing creating a feel of indoor-outdoor living.

On the upper level, a glass bridge links two wings featuring the master bedroom and the two children’s bedrooms. The master bedroom offers an en-suite bathroom and designated dressing room and opens up to a private exterior terrace with uninterrupted views from Lion’s Head to Llandudno.
An authentic Peruvian Alpaca rug adds softness and texture to the space with the wall art above the bed bringing in an element of colour and personality to the room.
With custom designed beds and graphic designed wallpaper, the children’s bedrooms are mirrored versions of each other with differing unique features to reflect a space that is lively and fun with strong African references.
Art was widely used throughout the house to bring personality and emotion to the space. Nina Sierra Rubia, interior designer at ARRCC, talks about her inspiration and use of art pieces within the villa: “We saw the curation of the client’s art collection as an opportunity to showcase a mix of both established and up-and-coming South African artists. We incorporated some serious pieces such as the bust from Lionel Smit and a piece by Nelson Makamo, as well as a tongue-in-cheek installation art piece from Frank Van Reenen. In this project, our biggest considerations were what worked with the scheme, the right format and most importantly, what suited the personalities of our clients,” says Nina.
“While the internal spaces of the home are kept simple, signature ARRCC design elements and bespoke pieces create a modern and sophisticated presence while ensuring that the space reflects the personality of the home owner. We used bold textures and fabrics to add richness to the space with the combination of glamourous and organic materials ensuring that this holiday retreat is the perfect balance between luxury and comfort,” says Jon Case, ARRCC director.

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MARK RIELLY

Under Mark’s creative design leadership, ARRCC has gained an international reputation for producing exclusive interiors, from Paris, Moscow, London and Geneva to Cape Town. For two consecutive years he has been a finalist in the Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award. Mark excels at creating cutting edge interior spaces for the full spectrum of design briefs, including the domestic, hospitality, retail, corporate and leisure sectors. Mark joined SAOTA as a Project Architect in 1997 and was instrumental in setting up ARRCC. In 2004, he was promoted to Director.

MICHELE RHODA

Michele’s vocation and personal passions seamlessly intersect; interests such as art, architecture, travel, film and fashion fuse and feed one one another. Michele believes that a strong work ethic and the ability to earn and maintain trust with her clients and team are her most valued attributes. Her catalogue of successful projects is testament to this. Her interiors exhibit a unique breadth and scope of inspiration. She started as an intern in 2005 and her potential was immediately recognised. Her contribution to the company’s growth led to her promotion to Director in 2013.

JON CASE

John holds an immense respect for the aesthetic and cultural value of his projects, thriving on the development of each design, and building lasting relationships with his clients. His personal interests span all design-related fields, from architecture and interior design, to art, product design, illustration, typography and photography. He was promoted to Associate in 2012 and Director in 2013. During his 11-year career with ARRCC he has worked on a wide range of award-winning projects from residential to the restaurant and hospitality sectors.



CONTACT 

109 Hatfield Street, Gardens
Le Cap

Western Province
8001 Afrique du Sud

PHONE:

+27 21 468 4400

EMAIL:

info@arrcc.com


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House Of Secret Gardens by Spasm Design

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Location: Ahmedabad, India

Year: 2018


Architects: Spasm Design Architects

Lead Architects: Sangeeta Merchant, Gauri Satam, Divyesh Kargathra, Vijjisha Kakka, Mansoor Kudalkar and Sanjeev Panjabi

Photographs: Umang ShahPhotographix Edmund Sumner


This cruciform shaped house was evolved to house a family of six. The plot is located at Bopal(Ahmedabad)in a gated community at the end of the internal access road. The principal client is an aware individual and helped immensely in the evolution of the idea. The house is conceived as a cross with living spaces on the lower level immersed in secret garden courtyards allowing for the intimate experience of lush greenery, water bodies, rock-scapes and outdoor art. The upper level will house spaces for retiring, all to open onto green roofed terraces. The house attempts to control the micro climate so as to least depend on air-conditioning. The main material construct is quarry cut flesh colored sand stone used as stacked screens and rough pylon like walls, the material gradually gets treated and acquires a higher finish towards the inner living spaces.

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Spasm Design


 The practice is 13 people strong and is busy with the construction and design of several residential,commercial & mixed use projects in India and Tanzania.

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CONTACT

Spasm Design Architects
310, Raheja Plaza, opposite Yashraj Studio,
Shah Industrail Estate, Off Andheri Link Road,
Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400053.

Tel: +91 22 26741501 / +91 22 26735862
Fax: +91 22 26733287
email: spasmindia@gmail.com


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BEDI |Private Villa, Belgium by Clauwers & Simon Architects

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Location: Lommel, Belgium

Area: 219 m2

Year: 2016



Architects: Clauwers & Simon Architects

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CONTACT

rue Henri Maus 187

4000 LIEGE

BELGIQUE

+32 (0)4 265 63 39

clauwerssimon.architectes@gmail.com


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Aperture Residence | A-I-R Architects


Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, US
Year: 2016


Architects: A-I-R Architects
Landscape: Colwell/Shelor
Photography © Bill Timmerman



Transformation of an existing 3,400 sq/ft. patio home. 4 black basalt stone apertures are strategically inserted into the existing shell in the following locations: entry, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. Each aperture frames the landscape, shields the sun, and extends the interior program into the landscape.

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Darren Petrucci, Architect


Founded in 2001 by Architect and Principal Darren Petrucci, Architecture – Infrastructure – Research, Inc. is an architecture and urban design firm focused on translating advanced research methods and sustainable practices into elegant design solutions that respond to each client’s particular needs and desires. The firm sees the complex contemporary environmental context of each site as an opportunity for investigation and unique solutions. Trained as both an architect and urban designer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Darren is a Professor in The Design School at Arizona State University, and a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Global institute of Sustainability, as well as an affiliate faculty in The School of the Future of Innovation in Society. This unique background and expertise in architecture, urban design, the science of sustainability, technology, and materials informs the design practice of A-I-R, Inc. producing cutting-edge, intelligent, and beautiful designs for its clients. A-I-R, Inc. seeks intelligent and enlightened forward-thinking clients who are interested in a collaborative environment that focuses on design solutions that engage individual sites, specific client programs, and environmental conditions.


Contact:
Darren Petrucci, Architect
airspace@a-i-rinc.com

480.329.1888


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Villa 4.0 by Mecanoo Architects


Programme: Fourth time renovation of an originally 1967 villa.

Location: Hilversum, Netherlands
Size: 542 m2

Year: 2011



Awards

BNA Project of 2012


Architects: Mecanoo Architects
Design Team: Dick van Gameren in collaboration with IDing Interior Design and Michael van Gessel Landscape

Photography: © Pedro Kok



A bungalow in Naarden built in 1967 was extended and transformed by Dick van Gameren into a contemporary villa. The visionary design led to a timeless house that reflects the personalities and needs of its owners. Previous renovations closed off the original heart of the house from the living space and entrance hall.

The renovation restores the relationship between the landscape and the house that had disappeared over the years. Sustainability also played an important role. This renovation marks the fourth version of the house. Using the existing structure as a basis, the elevations and roofs were updated.

Insulating materials were added and windows and facade elements were replaced. Removing the walls in the centre of the villa created space for a new living hall that overlooks the landscape on four sides.Two geometric roof constructions with skylights contribute to a spacious and light atmosphere. Adjacent to the living hall, a new glass pavilion extends towards the flowing stream. A fruitful collaboration with various partners ensured the sustainable ambitions of the house were fulfilled.

As part of the garden design by Michael van Gessel, felled trees from the site were stored as firewood for the ultra-efficient wood-burning stove in the kitchen.

A heat pump, solar water heating system and LED lighting address all other energy-intensive requirements such as the heating, cooling, hot water and electricity. IDing designed the timeless interior to echo the architecture.

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Mecanoo Architects



Mecanoo architecten, officially founded in Delft in 1984, is made up of a highly multidisciplinary staff of creative professionals from 25 countries. The team includes architects, engineers, interior designers, urban planners, landscape architects and architectural technicians.

The company is led by creative director/founding partner, Francine Houben, design and research director/partner Dick van Gameren, technical director Friso van der Steen, and financial director Peter Haasbroek.

The extensive collective experience, gained over three decades, results in designs that are realised with technical expertise and great attention to detail. Mecanoo’s projects range from single houses to complete neighbourhoods and skyscrapers, cities and polders, schools, theatres and libraries, hotels, museums, and even a chapel. more


CONTACT

Mecanoo HQ

Oude Delft 203, 2611 HD Delft, The Netherlands
Postbus 3277, 2601 DG Delft, The Netherlands

+31 15 2798100
info@mecanoo.nl

Mecanoo London office

Second Home, 68 Hanbury Street
London E1 5JL, United Kingdom

+44 740 8808462
info@mecanoo.nl


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Bev’s House by Gresley Abas Architects

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Location: Perth,  Western Australia. Australia
Year: 2016


AWARDS
2017 ARCHITECTURE AWARD, RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES (NEW), AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS WA


Architects: Gresley Abas Architects

Builder: McCombie Constructions
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Our design response for this Coogee beach house was to detach the housing module from the row of townhouses and push it to the street boundary.

This move allowed us to create a private cloistered courtyard garden space, defined by steel portal frames and planting trellises, that make this space an integral part of the dwelling.

The internal planning inverts traditional spatial arrangements, favouring the placement of the open living/kitchen space on the upper level to integrate ocean views into everyday living whilst providing a generous connection to the courtyard.

Circulation through the house is fluid around the central cabinetry core, and floor to ceiling glazing on the north and west facade give the house a very generous sense of space and light.

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Gresley Abas is an architectural practice with studios in Perth and Melbourne, Australia.

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CONTACT

PERTH
L5, 56 WILLIAM STREET
PERTH WA 6000
AUSTRALIA

+61 8 9322 5322

 

MELBOURNE

10 YORK STREET

RICHMOND VIC 3121
AUSTRALIA

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North Warrandyte House | Alexandra Buchanan Architecture


Location: North Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia

Floor area: 249 sqm

Year: 2015



Architects: Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

Design Team: Hive EngineeringNathan Burkett Landscape Design

Construction Team: Eco Edge Homes

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This bold contemporary home perches high above the Yarra River at North Warrandyte on a raised plateau nestled amongst dense native bushland.

Restricted access, treacherous topography and environmental and bushfire overlays were challenges overcome during the process to resolve a monumental form and ambitious structure. View corridors and solar orientation directly influenced the building’s position and arrangement.

Twin butterfly roofs were developed to enable sailing eaves to frame views of the tree canopy and sky and allow sunlight to illuminate interior spaces via high level glazing. A split form allows two ‘wings’ of the dwelling to be sited independently so that views, privacy and outdoor access can be enjoyed unimpeded.

Combining stone and timber with contemporary construction materials including glass and steel the dwelling takes its cues from the material character of the rocky and forested surrounds. Naturally finished stone walls bring tactility and warmth to the interior and allow the exterior of the building to gently recede into the bushland setting.

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Alexandra established her practice, Alexandra Buchanan Architecture, in Melbourne in 2011. Engaged in projects large and small, the studio has a particular specialty in housing and projects that engage the community.

Alexandra is a design-led architect registered in both Australia and the United Kingdom, with experience ranging from public buildings, mixed use development, master-planning, bespoke residential and hospitality.

Alexandra has contributed to the Australian Institute of Architects in Queensland as a Small Practice Forum member, panel member and state awards juror.

Her founding belief is that the architectural journey should be collaborative, dynamic and enjoyable. Her approach to lifestyle design incorporates a respectful use of materials, passive design, and manipulation of light.

Graduating from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2001 as one of Building Design Magazine’s Top 100 Students. She now leads a dynamic and talented team that is committed to solving the brief, meeting the budget and managing the ongoing challenges that a site and its context present.

Alexandra takes great pride in the design delivery of projects that consistently exceed expectations. more


CONTACT

BRISBANE

The London Woolstores.

7 / 30 Florence Street

Teneriffe, QLD, 4005

T: +61 (0) 7 3252 2613

M: +61 (0) 423 566 632

MELBOURNE

ROOM 104a

10 Elizabeth Street

Kensington, VIC 3031


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Tunnel House | MODO (Michael Ong Design Office)


Residential – Alteration and Addition

Location: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Area: 143 m2

Year: 2015


 


Awards

Architeam Awards 2015 – Finalist
Houses Award 2016 – Shortlisted


 


Architect: MODO

Builder: Seventy7 Projects

Furniture design: Ajar design & furniture

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The client approach us with a brief to renovate their double fronted cottage in hawthorn, after a few briefing session with the clients, it became very clear that their lifestyle revolved around their garden and spending their days outdoor as much as possible. Unfortunately, their existing house doesn’t utilise the exterior as well as it could, and being completely south facing, the central body of the house remains quite dark most of the year.

So our first approach, was to remove the awkward rear lean-to and instead of extending from the existing house, we decided to build a stand alone structure o the front house and connect the two spaces with a central passageway. Conceptually, this allows the two built form to contrast their individual form and characteristic, creating an architecture that provides clear distinction between ‘old’ and ‘new’. Spatially, the new stand alone living at the rear opens the central body of the site to create a north facing courtyard, with this planning strategy we now have a new north facing rear living area, natural light into the ‘darkest’ spot of the front house and an active garden courtyard.

The new living area is now nestled between the rear garden and the new courtyard, creating an architecture that now physically embeds the clients in between the garden, where previously they were only next to it. We felt this approach not only respected their interest and lifestyle but we hope it will enhance it.

Formally the concept is constructed of 4 key elements; the existing front house, the tunnel, the pavilion and the voids. Each of these elements are design to be formally understood separately, but knitted closely together to work with each other.

At the rear of the front house, there is a connecting Tunnel which leads you through into the new living zone and forms the central courtyard. Conceptually the tunnel is designed to communicate the transition between the old and new zones, the tunnel is formed in salvage brick and a glazed sliding door. The brick portion of the tunnel is designed to subtly compress the space down before releasing the clients into a high and light led living room. The bricks also gives a sense of weight, density and coolth, which when walking through, also momentarily shields your senses, and similar to the physical spatial release you get from the squeeze, you also get sensory release into the new living area and courtyard.

The new addition consists of a kitchen, pantry, dining, living, bath and laundry. Unlike the brick tunnel, the concept of the addition is to borrow qualities you may find in a park pavilion. Rather than creating a wall space with windows and doors punched out, we decided to mirror it and place objects (black boxes), lines (structure) and planes (roof) to hold the space, with the spaces between glazed. By reversing this approach, we visually open the living areas to the garden, the ‘walls’ are now the garden itself, which subtly changes throughout the day, evening and season.

The roof form kicks up form an asymmetrical butter y roof, the combination of the raked ceiling and high windows softly diffuses the natural light down into the space and to gently lift the space up. The ceiling continues to diff use light in the evening, a set of track lights are designed to bounce light back down into the living areas, the ceiling helps to soften the light while also create quite a sculptural element in the evening.

The Void, is the garden space between the spaces, there is 4 sets of sliding doors which are designed to slide away completely which is used to enhance the ‘pavilion’ concept. With the doors fully opened, the interior space becomes incredibly permeable and invites the garden through the space and to become the ‘hero’ of the story.

 

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 Modo


MODO (Michael Ong Design Office) is an award winning architecture studio based in Melbourne, Australia.

Michael Ong

Michael Ong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with a Masters of Architecture, and is a registered Architect with the AIA.

Michael Ong has won the Intergrain Timber Vision Award for Hans House (residential category), has been named in Italian Architectural Journal CASABELLA as one of its international architects under 30, The Guardian listed Michael as one of the upcoming architects and is the SOYA Award winner for the Architecture and Interior Category.

Michael’s work has been published both nationally and internationally. Most notably, his conceptual silo regeneration work in MARK magazine, Dwell Asia ( where he was selected as one of the seven experts to discuss the future of design), Monument and HOUSES magazine to name a few.


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96 Chestnut St, Cremorne 3121

m: +61 437879833

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Olive House, Mediterian Garden by LOG-URBIS


Program: Mediterian Garden

Location: Stara Novalja, Island of Pag, Croatia

Site area: 2162 m2

Year: 2014



Architects: LOG-URBIS 

 

Project team: Tea Horvat, Radovan Šobat, Darija Breitenberger

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LOG-URBIS



Log-urbis is a built environment design practice that integrates urban planning and design, architecture, landscape, interior and furniture design. more


CONTACT

LOG-URBIS

Šestinski Kraljevec 104

10000 Zagreb

Croatia

+385 1 48 46 208

+385 98 277 866

+385 98 814 511

log-urbis@log-urbis.hr


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House 24 by Park + Associates Architects


Location: Singapore

Area: 715 sqm

Year: 2016


Awards
2017 The Chicago Athenaenum Museum International Architecture Award
2017 Annual Architizer A+ Awards, Popular Choice Winner
2017 INDE Awards, Shortlist: The Living Space
2016 16th SIA Architectural Design Awards, Design of the Year
2016 Best of Year Winner for City House 



Architects: Park + Associates Architects

Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography


In a usual circumstance, the front of the house is the most important – not in our case. House 24 is sited on a triangular plot, a constraint that we took on as an opportunity to really engage with the siting and planning of the house – to achieve a meaningful footprint that actualises the client’s spatial, functional, and privacy requirement. Moreover, the site adjoins a lushly landscaped state land that we endeavoured to take advantage of at every available opportunity and every habitable space.

As such, we turned the house away from the main road and neighbouring houses, and instead have the living spaces open out to the mature greenery beyond. The result is a massing comprising of two blocks which, when combined, define a V-shaped patio on the first floor that becomes the focal point of common activities and entertainment, borrowing views from the surrounding greenery.

The courtyard screen fronting the street is an exercise in rethinking the conventional entry sequence of residential dwellings, and an exploration in creating a more layered and sequential experience. It is experienced almost as a ritual space – serene and tranquil – marking the transition between the public and private.
It was also an opportunity to explore what timber craftsmanship might mean in contemporary architecture, and we envisioned the screen to be a well-crafted element with modern aesthetic and detailing. It eventually manifested itself as a refined and rhythmic facade, drawing attention to its delicate scale even as a structure that is over 8m high.

A delightful pattern of light and shadow plays out over the course of each day whilst allowing sunlight to filter in and natural air to stream in, creating a relaxing ambience that reinforces the client’s desire to live in a home that reflected its tropical locality.

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House JMC by Fuchs Wacker Architects


Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Area: 474 m2

Year: 2013



Architects: Fuchs Wacker Architekten

Team: Thomas Wacker, Dag Heimbach

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Fuchs Wacker Architekten



Stephan Fuchs and Thomas Wacker build houses it is intended to arouse a certain sense of life among its inhabitants: satisfied serenity. Whether it is the villa on the outskirts or a holiday residence, whether the award winning architect duo from Stuttgart is building in Berlin or in Berne, in the vineyards along the Neckar or in Cape Town with a view of the sea – the declared aim of its architecture and its characteristic feature is precisely this atmosphere of relaxation. Are houses that translate the success of their residents into everyday life.

The openness to the environment, proximity to nature, clarity and light. To that, honesty in the material and uncompromising perfection to the last detail: The furniture, the facilities, if it is to be, even the art on the walls. The architects are confess to the aesthetics and tradition a noble, ​​classical modernity – but only in a constant dialogue can spaces and perspectives succeed, in which generosity and security keep each other’s balance. At the end, the client sits in a comfortable armchair, stands in an elegant established kitchen, receives friends to eat, looks over a beautifully landscaped garden and says: My house!

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STUTTGART

Am Westkai 9a
70327 Stuttgart
T 0711-389 15 53-0
F 0711-389 15 53-99

buero@fuchswacker.de


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Ghost Wash House by A-I-R Architects


Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, US

Year: 2016



AWARDS

2018 AIA National Housing Award – Custom Residences

2017 AIA Arizona Distinguished Building – Citation Award

2017 Gold Trowel + Craftsmanship Award, Arizona Masonry Guild



Architects: A-I-R Architects

Photography: © Bill Timmerman


The Ghost Wash House is located along the lower hillside on the north side of Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The site is flanked by two desert washes that move storm water from the top of this urban mountain into the valley below. Two long, thin tumbled brick bars run parallel to the east and west natural washes framing a third topographic condition or “Ghost Wash” that runs down the center of the site. The east bar protects this architectural wash from the low desert sun that streams across the mountain in the morning. This bar houses the public ‘support’ programs of the house: garages, kitchen, office, and family dining room. The west bar shields the occupants from the intense hot low west sun as it sets in the valley. It houses the private programs of the home: bedrooms, family room, and recreation space. The living and dining room make up the interior of long sequence of courtyards, gardens, and play areas that unfold along the Ghost Wash from the south entry to the north pool house. This linear amenity is punctuated by a massive floating roof that provides the infrastructure of storm water collection and solar power to the 8,500 sq.ft. house and landscape. As the primary organizing device for the house this central amenity infrastructure takes its cues from the nature of the Sonoran Desert. Similar to the nurse tree that shields a young cactus from the extreme heat and sun, the large roof protects the primary living spaces of the house (kitchen, dining room, living room, and family room). Its shade, power, and water both physically and symbolically nurture the life of the house. In much the same way that desert washes provide a habitat and an ecosystem that facilitates desert life and connectivity, the Ghost Wash protects, connects, and facilitates the indoor and outdoor life of the residence. The Ghost Wash House is not a house in the desert, but a house of the desert.

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Darren Petrucci

Founded in 2001 by Architect and Principal Darren Petrucci, Architecture – Infrastructure – Research, Inc. is an architecture and urban design firm focused on translating advanced research methods and sustainable practices into elegant design solutions that respond to each client’s particular needs and desires. The firm sees the complex contemporary environmental context of each site as an opportunity for investigation and unique solutions. Trained as both an architect and urban designer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Darren is a Professor in The Design School at Arizona State University, and a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Global institute of Sustainability, as well as an affiliate faculty in The School of the Future of Innovation in Society. This unique background and expertise in architecture, urban design, the science of sustainability, technology, and materials informs the design practice of A-I-R, Inc. producing cutting-edge, intelligent, and beautiful designs for its clients. A-I-R, Inc. seeks intelligent and enlightened forward-thinking clients who are interested in a collaborative environment that focuses on design solutions that engage individual sites, specific client programs, and environmental conditions.


CONTACT

Darren Petrucci, Architect
airspace@a-i-rinc.com

480.329.1888


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