Brighton Bunker by Dan Gayfer Design

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Location: Brighton, Victoria, Australia

Year: 2016



Architects: Dan Gayfer Design

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A bar fridge, recessed into the rear wall of the bunker, combines with upholstered seating, planter and TV to create a highly functional pool side haven.

The rear area of this residence did not meet the requirements of a highly active family. With foresight in mind, the area was reconfigured to provide amenities for four children, parents and friends.

An existing outdoor living space was extended to include a honed masonry fireplace, AV hub and portable lounge. A timber landing separates the spa and lap pool, the pool widening at one end to provide a deeper diving area. A plywood clad bunker at the end of the pool is orientated back towards the house; lounges, planter and recessed bar fridge all provide a pool side haven for children and adults. A powder room at the rear of the bunker and an adjacent recreation terrace further contribute to a flexible and functional project.

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Dan Gayfer Design


Dan Gayfer is the founder and creative influence behind Dan Gayfer Design. After completing a Bachelor of Design at RMIT in 2005 (Hons 1), Dan pursued his dream to create a studio that integrated building, interior and exterior design – a business that today also extends to project coordination.

Since the inception of Dan Gayfer Design in 2011, Dan has consistently delivered intelligent spatial outcomes for his clients that boast responsive design and visually pleasing form. He actively pursues the marriage of aesthetic and spatial function when he designs, and this is evident in the graceful flow of his lifestyle enabling creations.

Dan Gayfer Design brings functionality and considered innovation into residential spaces. The studio embraces a collaborative approach to design, where the lifestyle needs of every client are identified and prioritised to result in outstanding and customised living spaces.


CONTACT

Dan Gayfer Design

3 Nicholson Street
Brunswick East VIC 3057
Australia

+61 (0) 411 159 380
info@dangayfer.com


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Constant Springs Residence by Alterstudio Architecture

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Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Area: 3,600-square-foot

Year: 2016


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Awards

2018 Texas Society of Architects Design Award

2018 IIDA Excellence in Design Award

2017 American Architecture Prize

2018 AIA Austin Design Award



Architects: Alterstudio Architecture

Design Team: Kevin Alter, Ernesto Cragnolino, Tim Whitehill, Joseph Boyle

Photography: © Casey Dunn



The opportunity to live simultaneously in the center of the city and in an isolated refuge presented a powerful circumstance for this family of four. The house emphasizes a dynamic spatial sequence while also creating an abstract backdrop for the serendipity of light, reflection, circumstance and view.

An unmitigated roof defines a precinct for living and creates continuity throughout the property while a delicate custom-glazed window wall, accentuated by monolithic corner glazing, connects the interior to the outdoors. Inhabitation is here defined between a lush front courtyard and a dynamic expanse of nature behind. A magnificent live oak with an unusually tall trunk allowed for adjustment of the steep grade. The ubiquitous wood ceiling opens to allow the tree to pass through and an ipe deck permits the penetration of water. A second opening in the ceiling invites light and rain deep into the core of the house.

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Alterstudio Architecture


Alterstudio Architecture, LLP of Austin, Texas is a full service architecture and design firm known for its intellect in design, inventiveness, craftsmanship, and details. The work is rooted in deep-seated virtues of architecture – generous space making, shrewd manipulation of day-lighting, and meticulous attention to detail. The heightening of direct human experience and the framing of the complex circumstances of their situations are at the core of each project. more


CONTACT

Alterstudio Architecture

Cambridge Tower
1801 Lavaca Street Suite #106
Austin, Texas 78701

1-512-499-8007
info@alterstudio.net


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Kuhlman Road Residence by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

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Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Size: 5,934 sf with 600 sf guest house

Year: 2016



Architects: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

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A professional couple purchased a two-acre wooded site in an exclusive neighborhood where traditional houses with grand entrances oriented to the street are typical. The clients desired a modern house providing California-style indoor-outdoor living – to the degree possible in Houston’s harsh climate, where summers are hot and humid and winters are wet. The mostly one-story plan takes advantage of the large site and creates strong connections to the outdoors with large expanses of glass interspersed with limestone masses. The couple opted for privacy by installing a driveway to locate their house deep within the flat property, making it invisible from the road. Dining and entertaining areas feature floor-to-ceiling glass pivot doors. The master bedroom, master bath and study all open out to secluded gardens. A two-story children’s wing with playroom, music room and study area overlooks a double-height family great room.  Summer heat and heavy rainfall are managed with deep roof overhangs and slatted sunscreens shielding glazed surfaces. Materials included Texas limestone and Rheinzink, with poured concrete floors and custom back-painted glass cabinets indoors. At the entrance court, a large Rheinzink wall which morphs into the garage doors separates guest parking from the house, ensuring tranquility in the house and gardens.

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Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects


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Led by Partners STEVEN EHRLICH, FAIA; TAKASHI YANAI, FAIA; PATRICIA RHEE, AIA; MATHEW CHANEY, AIA; and supported by eight Principals, Associate Principals and Associates, EYRC Architects’ design philosophy starts with a profound respect for a building’s inhabitants. This humanistic approach, referred to as MULTICULTURAL MODERNISM, has permeated the firm’s culture since the beginning, informing every creation and every interaction.

Honored with the AIA NATIONAL FIRM AWARD in 2015, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects (formerly Ehrlich Architects) is a versatile practice that has earned an international reputation for design excellence and an exemplary professional culture. Founded in 1979 as a tiny residential studio, the Los Angeles-based firm is a 40 member team that has mastered building types ranging in scale from houses to courthouses, including libraries, university centers, corporate and government facilities. EYRC Architects has been recognized with more than 150 awards including nine national AIA awards, and the title of AIA California Council Firm of the Year in 2003. more


CONTACT

Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
10865 WASHINGTON BLVD
CULVER CITY, CA
90232
PHONE
310.838.9700

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HIDE OUT | Dan Brunn Architecture

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Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Size: 3600.0 ft2

Year: 2016



Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture

Design Principal: Dan Brunn, AIA
Structural Engineer: Salas Design Company
Landscape Architect: Kaisei-en
Interior Designer: Dan Brunn Architecture
Contractor: Realco Creations
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Dan Brunn Architecture


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Dan Brunn

Dan Brunn, AIA, founded his Los Angeles-based firm, Dan Brunn Architecture, in 2005. Widely published, Dan’s work includes all retail, hospitality, cultural, and residential projects. The architect utilizes provocative spatial choreography to harmonize light with volume. Inspired by the Bauhaus architecture of his native Tel Aviv, he reinterprets Modernist principles in minimalist designs for living, shopping, and dining. Named a “Rising Star” by Architectural Digest, Dan’s portfolio includes furniture design that addresses the needs of living room, bedroom, and bath with highly functional, sophisticated, and streamlined solutions.
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CONTACT
Dan Brunn Architecture

6363 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 503
Los Angeles, CA 90048
info@danbrunn.com


 

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Glen Iris | Pleysier Perkins Architects

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Location: Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia

Year: 2016



Awards

Houses Awards 2017 Alteration & Addition over 200m2 | Shortlisted


Architects: Pleysier Perkins Architects

Builder: Grand Plan Properties

Photography: © Dan Hocking



A beautifully crafted extension to a Californian Bungalow for a builder and his family. A robust yet light single storey pavilion with exposed timber rafters, timber windows and brick walls forms the open plan living and meals area, whilst its stucco rendered brother houses bedroom, bathroom and two offices.

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Pleysier Perkins Architects


Pleysier Perkins is a Melbourne based architecture and interior design practice established by Ramon Pleysier and Simon Perkins in 2002. They share responsibility for a diverse range of mainly residential projects with Studio Director Berit Barton and Associates Anthony Dann, Ross Berger and Julian Legg. All are supported by a talented team of architects, interior designers and graduates. more


CONTACT

Pleysier Perkins Architects

2/40 Green St,
Prahran, Victoria 3181, Australia

+61 3 9533 6766


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Cuernavaca Residence by Alterstudio Architecture

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Location: Austin, Texas, US

Year: 2016



Architects: Alterstudio Architecture

Lead Architect: Ernesto Cragnolino

Design Team: Kevin Alter, Tim Whitehill

Photography: © Casey Dunn


AWARDS

2018 The Architecture MasterPrize Award – Residential

2017 American Architecture Award

2016 IIDA Excellence in Design Awards

2016 AIA Austin Design Award



The Cuernavaca Residence is the latest installment in an evolving constructed landscape on a two-acre family compound that is shared by the client and her sister. Nestled in a wooded lot, the home forms an ensemble with an existing pool house. The latter’s board-formed concrete walls establish the material basis for the new residence, which is home to a family of five and includes two home offices. The house features a restrained vocabulary of rift sawn oak, mill finished steel, galvanized metal panels, and concrete—that alternates in orientation and pattern. Taken together, these materials create an environment rich in texture and animated by sun and shade over the course of a day.

The house slips between the existing pool house and a magnificent live oak, defining discrete terrains on the property. Long views are established: east to the limestone shelf of the Colorado River; north to a rolling meadow; west to a grove of oaks and the shared pool house. A double-height porch, with an outdoor fireplace, provides an outdoor family room; a second-floor roof deck affords constant breezes and stunning views to the limestone cliffs. Aligned with these natural features, the house welcomes engagement with circumstances of this particular landscape as the owners move through their home; further, the house provides a sense of the entire property in incidental moments.

Alterstudio Architecture


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Alterstudio Architecture


Alterstudio Architecture, LLP of Austin, Texas is a full service architecture and design firm known for its intellect in design, inventiveness, craftsmanship, and details. The work is rooted in deep-seated virtues of architecture – generous space making, shrewd manipulation of day-lighting, and meticulous attention to detail. The heightening of direct human experience and the framing of the complex circumstances of their situations are at the core of each project. more


CONTACT

Alterstudio Architecture

Cambridge Tower
1801 Lavaca Street Suite #106
Austin, Texas 78701

1-512-499-8007
info@alterstudio.net


VISIT

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Brae Restaurant Accommodation by Six Degrees Architects

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Client: Cape Otway Road Holdings Pty Ltd

Location: 4285 Cape Otway Road, Birregurra, Victoria, Australia

Year: 2016



Awards

2018 Eat Drink Design Awards, Best Hotel Design
2016 IDEA Sustainability, Highly Commended


Architects: Six Degrees Architects

Photography: © Trevor Mein



Brae Restaurant and Accommodation were conceived and designed to provide a luxury, sustainable rural experience.  Set amid 30 acres of productive farmland, the restaurant showcases the best locally grown produce, reflecting a connection to the land. The accommodation references the archetypal utilitarian rural shed in the landscape, while providing a handcrafted, bespoke luxury for guests. Simple robust materials and intricate detailing remind you that hands have made and shaped the buildings.

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Six Degrees Architects


CONTACT

110 Argyle Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

T +61 3 9635 6000


VISIT

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Orient House V by Ryall Sheridan Architects

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Location: Orient, New York

Area: 3275 square feet

Year: 2016



Architects: Ryall Sheridan Architects



The owners purchased 15 acres of tidal wetlands and former potato fields with the intention of building a house that would respond to and directly connect to its surrounding landscape. Even though most of the land was untouched by construction, the entire property was restored to a natural state by removing non-native invasives and adding indigenous plants. Because of the ever-increasing severity of storm surges, the owners agreed to raise the main living floor ten feet above the natural grade which consequently allows for wide, unobstructed views over the protected wetlands of Peconic Bay. The guest rooms, half a flight below, open out to the meadow which has been gently raised to protect these rooms from floodwaters.
The design incorporated European low-energy design details and materials which allow all building systems to be electrically powered and offset by a solar panel array.

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Ryall Sheridan Architects


Ryall Sheridan Architects designs projects which include new construction, renovations of existing structures, interior design, and additions to historic structures. Partners Bill Ryall and Ted Sheridan collaborate with the studio team to serve the various requirements of clients. Current and recent projects include a new sound recording studio near Brattleboro VT, the conversion of an 1880s tenement building into an artist’s foundation in New York City, and various residences in New York State, Vermont, Long Island, Virginia, and loft, townhouse, and apartment renovations in NYC. All projects incorporate strategies for implementing environmentally-friendly, sustainable design. The studio works on projects beginning with the conceptual design phase, and following through with comprehensive working drawings and specifications, pricing of the work with contractors, construction supervision, and furniture installation. The firm has successfully produced commercial, institutional, and residential projects that have benefited from a close working relationship between client and all members of the project team.
Ryall Sheridan Architects is likely to be the first office in North America in which all people are certified as Passive House designers.


CONTACT

Ryall Sheridan Architects 

info@ryallsheridan.com
+1 646 809 4343
174 Fifth Avenue 300
New York, NY 10010


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Seatoun House by First Light Studio Ltd

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Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Area: 84 m²

Year: 2016



Awards

2017 NZIA Wellington Architecture Award – Small Project


Architects:  First Light Studio Ltd

Photography: © Jason Mann Photography



Small space makes big impact

Tucked away on the sunny side of Wellington, this compact 84m² 2-bedroom home efficiently makes use of every square inch to provide the perfect nest for a young family.

A bold steel ‘loop’ – a simple reinterpretation of the neighbourhood’s gable rooftops – protectively wraps around the building, shielding the light, bright, clean interior from the harsh coastal elements.

Full-height windows flank a tall, raked living space, and the compact interior feels remarkably spacious. This house has a small footprint, physically, and a small footprint, environmentally! Ample insulation, high performance joinery and a northern orientation keeps this home sunny and warm all year round with minimal heating costs.

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CONTACT

Level 1, 181 Cuba St
6011 Wellington

+64 4-385 3789


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Duncan Cottage by James Grayley Architects

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Location: Bath, United Kingdom

Year: 2016



Awards

RIBA South West Award 2018, RIBA South West Small Project of the Year Award 2018


Architects: James Grayley Architects

Contractor: Emerys of Bath Ltd

Structural Engineers: Momentum Consulting Engineers

Photography: © David Grandorge


 


The project extends and reorganises the house to create living accommodation appropriate to 21st Century living while respecting the importance and character of the original historic house. A comprehensive historical study revealed an almost identical translation of scale and proportion to that of Andrea Palladio’s ‘Villa with superimposed Portico’ from book four of ‘I quattro libri dell’architettura’ with further investigations revealing the original architect, John Palmer, appears to have developed the house to conform to the systematic rules laid out by Palladio for both parametric formulas and objects in plan and elevation.

Through this study, a series of appropriate small interventions were proposed to undo previous internal restructuring of the house and restore the original plan form. A contemporary loggia space conceived of the same ruling geometry of the existing house were added in place of the previously removed garden structure. The new loggia opens up the living space and reunites the house with its garden.

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James Grayley Architects


James Grayley Architects is an award-winning, design-led practice with a rich track record of working across a broad spectrum of sectors, scales and budgets. The practice was formed in 2009 by James Grayley following ten years as an associate at Dow Jones Architects, and has offices in both London and Bath. more


CONTACT

London

Kemp House
152 City Road
London EC1V 2NX
T +44 (0)20 7060 3795

Bath

5 Argyle Street
Bath BA2 4BA
T +44 (0)1225 573490

studio@jamesgrayley.com


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Peconic House by Studio Mapos

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Location: Hampton Bays, New York, US
Size: 4,000 Sq ft
Year: 2016



Architecture, interior design, lighting: Studio Mapos
Landscape design: John Beitel
Photography: © Michael Moran



After successfully completing the New York offices for a family-owned French global beauty brand, Mapos was asked to design a family retreat for the founders on a stunning 5-acre waterfront site overlooking Peconic Bay in the Hamptons. Mapos was challenged by the clients to create a timeless design for a multi-generational family which would celebrate the site, incorporate the latest in sustainable design strategies and technology, and exude beauty.

The family had fallen in love with the existing tree arrangement and natural fauna of the site, particularly an old growth Sycamore in the meadow. Respect for the site was paramount and special care was needed to be taken to minimize site disturbances of any kind. It was collectively decided that there could be no painted sheetrock surfaces anywhere in the home, only true, unfinished materials which would be allowed to patina naturally in the salted air of the Hamptons.

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Studio Mapos


CONTACT

info@studiomapos.com
+1 212 529 5005
2 East Broadway New York, NY 10038


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Jones Residence by A-I-R Architects

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Single-family residential remodel and addition

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, US
Year: 2016



Architects: A-I-R Architects
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A-I-R Architects


Darren Petrucci, Architect
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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Interior Design Pacific Bondi Beach by Koichi Takada Architects

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Location: Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Clients: Rebel Property Group and Captil. el Group

Year: 2016



AWARD

Winner Development Excellence Awards Development of the Year 2016


Interior Design:  Koichi Takada Architects

Architecture: Andrew Andersons of PTW Architects

Photography: © Sharrin Rees



The more we looked at the space, the more we knew we had to put the focus on that amazing backdrop of Bondi Beach. Gazing out to the ocean from Pacific’s enormous terraces is so dramatic, it blows your mind.

For us, context is very important. We wanted to draw that natural inspiration inside, juxtaposing the energy and texture of the beach environment – the breeze, the air, the smell of the sea salt – with the refinement and luxury embodied within these oceanfront homes. We sought to capture that natural luxury and represent it in physical form.

Living here is a beautiful experience. Everything you touch within the space is beautiful. The mood is soft, calming and always easy on the eye.

Koichi Takada


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Koichi Takada Principal

Koichi Takada has brought a Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture. His work is innovative and refined. Koichi melds the traditions of his homeland with today’s stunning flowing forms – an approach he developed in New York, London and Tokyo.

Koichi Takada has won international competitions in Australia and Japan as well as several key architectural and interior design awards. The firm’s projects are well recognized and have been extensively featured in Australian and international design magazines.

Koichi Takada studied and graduated from the School of Architecture at the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London. Koichi studied his thesis work under Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi with Rem Koolhaas as a visiting critic.

While practicing at Atsushi Kitagawara Architects in Tokyo, Koichi worked on an invited competition of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 1997 and stayed in Sydney thereafter. Koichi has been associate director at PTW and worked on award winning luxury apartments in Sydney, and a diverse range of architectural projects in Japan, China, and the Middle-East.

Koichi established his own practice, Koichi Takada Architects in Sydney in 2008. The practice is now growing with competition winning architectural projects and a focus on the construction phase, with key multi-residential projects in Australia and key landmark projects overseas.

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CONTACT

Koichi Takada Architects

Suite 41 & 42, Level 4
61 Marlborough Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Australia

T +61 2 9698 8510
F +61 2 9012 0359
info@koichitakada.com


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Sunswept Drive by Bestor Architecture

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Location: Studio City, Los Angeles, California, US

Year: 2016



Architects: Bestor Architecture

Interior design: DISC Interiors

Landscape design: Elysian Landscapes

Photography: © Laure Joliet



Built on a breathtaking location in the hills of Los Angeles, this 1940’s ranch style house originally was a warren of small rooms. Bestor Architecture re-imagined and reorganized the house, transforming the cramped configuration into an open plan space with indoor-outdoor flow. The new layout connects the main living areas and master bedroom to the back yard, which has views to the distant mountains.

The client’s main wish was to have a kitchen that functioned as the heart of the main living area. Everything was opened up and connections were made with oversized glass windows in the front and back. The central fireplace was removed and the kitchen and living spaces were reconfigured as one shared space. All cabinetry was custom designed by Bestor Architecture.

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Bestor Architecture


Bestor Architecture is based in Los Angeles and was founded by Barbara Bestor, FAIA in 1995. Bestor Architecture has designed a number of award-winning projects including headquarters for Beats by Dre and Nasty Gal, Blackbirds, a groundbreaking new typology for dense housing in Echo Park, and a variety of experimental residences and commercial establishments. The varied, creative, and aesthetically progressive body of work expands the territory of architecture into atmospheric urbanism.


CONTACT

Bestor Architecture
2030 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Diamond Residence by Bestor Architecture

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Location: Malibu, California, US

Year: 2016



Architects: Bestor Architecture

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On a large, flat property with a lawn that stretches to a fruit orchard the clients discovered ramshackle structures (a three-bedroom house with a few loosely connected guest cottages) in need of repair. Their goal, rather than tear down the buildings, was to unite and logically connect what had become a hodgepodge of nondescript buildings.

The owners, who had known architect Barbara Bestor, for years worked on a plan that would renovate all the buildings but in a cohesive, beach style. Barbara would do all the architecture, and the owner oversaw the interiors, collaborating closely with her team. The main house was formerly closed off and had small rooms. It did not connect to the outside. Barbara’s solution was to raise the middle portion of the house, creating an entirely new great room, with radiant flooring, that opened up completely to the terrace and lawn. She then inverted the standard gabled roof, creating a butterfly shape that brings in natural light and air.

The indoor-outdoor living concept is embraced and enhanced by the addition of skylights and clerestory windows and bringing the exterior walls’ board-and-batten treatment inside. The same upholstery fabrics were used for indoor built-ins and outdoor cushions. All custom cabinetry was designed by Bestor Architecture.

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Bestor Architecture


Barbara Bestor, FAIA is founding principal of Bestor Architecture. Since 1995, Bestor Architecture has actively redefined Los Angeles architecture with a practice that rigorously engages the city through design, art, and urbanism. Increasingly, the firm applies L.A.’s lessons to national undertakings. She explores the architectural form through experiments in spatial arrangements, graphics, and color, which is evident in her projects from custom residences to headquarters for international companies. Her varied and progressive body of work connects with people on many levels, often outside the boundaries traditionally delineated for architecture. She believes that good design creates an engaged urban life and embraces the ‘strange beauty’ that enhances everyday life experience.

Barbara’s career is punctuated with inventive projects in a wide breadth of typologies. She has designed new ways of creating accessible urbanism in her “stealthy density” Blackbirds housing, groundbreaking retail and restaurant flagships, dynamic workspaces for Beats By Dre and Snap, award-winning experimental residences and pioneering arts projects that are deeply rooted in their communities and cultural context.

While maintaining a practice, Barbara has continuously taught at Southern California’s leading design schools from SCI-Arc to Woodbury University, where she is currently the executive director of the Julius Shulman Institute. She received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, studied at the Architecture Association in London and received a MARCH at SCI-Arc. She is the author of Bohemian Modern, Living in Silver Lake.


CONTACT

Bestor Architecture
2030 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

K Sint-Eloois-Winkel by Frederic Kielemoes

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Location: Kortrijk, Belgium

Year: 2016



Interior Design: Frederic Kielemoes Interior Architect

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Frederic Kielemoes Interior Architect


CONTACT

Izegemsestraat 58A
8880 Sint-Eloois-Winkel
M +32 (0) 486 40 75 64

info@frederickielemoes.be


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Frederic Kielemoes Interior Architect


Casa OF by Studio Otto Felix

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Location: Sousas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Built Area: 420 m²
Total Area: 1290 m²
Year: 2016



Architect: Studio Otto Felix

Designer: Otto Felix
Co-Designer: Philip Alder
Interior Design: Tici Andriani e Vic Calil
Landscape Designer: Danil Nunes
Pool: Genesis Ecossistemas
Lighting: Otto Felix and vertz
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Studio Otto Felix


Born February 1980, Otto Felix is regarded a reflection of the decade famous as the information age. He started as a DJ at age 13 and at age 18 he was already trained in Los Angeles as a helicopter pilot besides being a visual artist, photographer, stage designer, music producer and event producer.

In 2004 he graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the University Paulista (UNIP), and has an MBA in marketing from the Getulio Vargas Foundation and specialized in entrepreneurship at Babson college in Boston. During his college years he discovered his taste and talent for marketing, specializing in commercial projects, corporate and retail, which require the study of market positioning.

In 2005 Otto opened the Studio Felix, who besides architecture, work with audio and design as well. Today Otto Felix focuses on exclusive projects regardless of size.


CONTACT

Studio Otto Felix

Rua Doutor Heitor Penteado, 1029
Joaquim Egídio Campinas SP
CEP 13.108.002
Brazil

+55 19 3298.6678

contato@ottofelix.com.br


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Studio Otto Felix


House Zeist by Bedaux de Brouwer Architects

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Location: Zeist, The Netherlands
Year: 2016



Architects: Bedaux de Brouwer Architects
Lead Architect: Peter Keijsers
Interior Architects: Francine Broos
Photography: © Michel Kievits


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Bedaux de Brouwer Architects


CONTACT

Dr. Keyzerlaan 2
5051 PB  Goirle
+31 (0)13 536 85 55