Natural timber cladding

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Ardross House

Mike Edwards Architecture were commissioned for a full architectural service for this project. This two storey, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has generous sized rooms including a large upper floor retreat and terrace with views to Perth city skyline to the north. The north facing yard includes a retained existing swimming pool, lawn area and landscaping. A large modern open plan kitchen, living, dining area opens on to a covered patio. The double volume entry stair hall features a steel and timber stair with a two storey stone clad wall and frameless glass details. En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 1 mars 2021

Contemporary design response to surrounding farmhouses results in an expressive new building ensemble

In the village of Frastanz – Gampelün, Austria, a new three-storey residential ‘tower’ and patio with carport are situated in a way that creates a new ensemble with two beautiful existing farmhouses that adjoin. Designed by firm Architekten, the new building’s distinct simplicity contrasts against its richly ornamented neighbours. Adolf Bereuter Ecological and economic sustainability were key design themes for the clients. The main structure is built entirely of timber harvested from the client’s private property. The façade likewise is clad with untreated timber from the site. The same timber lines the interior surfaces, where it is soaped three times for a uniquely soft finish. Adolf... En savoir plus

NouvellesNouvelles • 20 oct. 2020

Skigard Hytte embeds the practicalities of Scandinavian design within the rural vernacular

Architects are inherently creative, but often creative ambitions need to be tempered according to client preferences and expectations. So when San-Francisco based husband and wife team Casper and Lexie Mork-Ulnes of Mork Ulnes Architects designed their family ski retreat in the Norwegian Kvifjell resort area, they were able to push their creative boundaries with a freedom rarely afforded when working for clients.  Credit: Bruce Damonte The result, raised mountain cabin Skigard Hytte (‘log cottage’) is a unique and innovative project informed by the local landscape but designed with functional living in mind.  Life ‘above’ for humans in the cabin is harmonized with life ‘underneath’ th... En savoir plus

Projet • By Condon Scott Architects LtdMaisons privées

Hidden Hills Retreat

A rugged backdrop of kanuka forms a striking contrast with this contemporary home, located at the base of Wanaka’s Mount Iron. Comprising two pronounced wedge forms, the home steps down a sloped site, with an openplan living, kitchen and dining room located in the main wing, where generous floor-to-ceiling glazing allows for uncompromised views of the mountains and lake beyond.   The living spaces open seamlessly through stacking sliders and bi-folding doors onto a wrapped deck and terrace that nestles around the building’s form. Designed for entertaining, this transforms the home in the summer months, allowing for effortless movement between the interiors and outdoor living spaces.   The rear wing contains the fou... En savoir plus

Projet • By Atlas ArchitectsMaisons privées

Brodecky House

This new double story residence is designed for accessibility on the ground floor and amplifying the living zone on a narrow lot size. The planning is spatially efficient to accommodate the restrictive site conditions and controls while maximising the dwellings amenity.   Formally, the pitched volume is subtracted by large openings, creating deep eaves and window sills. This aims to engage with the street and address the corner nature of the house. These openings blur the thresholds between indoor and outdoor to accommodate various spatial uses.   What were the key challenges? The key challenges are neighbourhood context, planning regulations and constraint, budget, building area to accommodate the client’s brief whilst... En savoir plus

Projet • By DKO ArchitectureÉglises

CityLife Church

CityLife is an expanding contemporary church in Wantirna South. Faced with the growing demands on the contemporary church to be relevant and socially progressive in the 21st century, CityLife briefed DKO to master plan their campus, design a new foyer to their auditorium building and design a new building for CityLife Community Care. Similar to DKO’s previous church projects the master plan response was to place an ensemble of buildings around a central plaza. The central plaza a sheltered north facing space becomes the heart of the church and accessible to the outside community. The central plaza faces the main street corner and provides for before and after church activities, some on-site parking during peak event times and a space to hol... En savoir plus

Projet • By AR43 ArchitectsLogement

Paterson 3

Paterson 3 comprises of 2 uniquely designed corner terrace units. Whilst sited within a walking distance to the bustling Orchard Road, each unit is pleasantly situated within a calm, soothingly hidden-away haven along Lengkok Angsa. The design emphasizes on the relation between indoor/ outdoor, through the use of full height glass windows and large sliding panels. The play of elements between the timber cladding, panoramic glass and dark colored metal ties this enclave together into a contemporary art-inspired façade. The design of each unit features clean defined lines, and an open-layout with courtyard space. This allows for abundant tropical sunlight to filter into the living spaces. Each of these spaces that were being allocated manage... En savoir plus