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This is a Queenscliff green house located in Sydney, Australia. The house was designed by Utz Sanby Architects to be thermally efficient, through a concrete floor and stalls at ground level. Large fin wall dividing the separate functions of the entrance and circulation of the living room & garden. The main living room of green house is designed to connect the park with the ocean of space. Dark floor tiles in the living room can absorb heat and reduce glare from the sea in the morning. For more details, you can see in the following explanation of the architect.
Description from the architects:
This new house is built on a tight urban site, perched on the edge of a cliff 100metres above the ocean. The wedge shaped block has a due north-south aspect with neighbouring buildings very close to the boundaries on the east west. Large fin walls divide the separate functions of entrance and circulation from the living areas and garden, providing privacy and structural support for the upper level bedroom wing.
The main living areas of the house are designed to link the garden space with the ocean and to take advantage of the geometry of the block, which widens towards the cliff edge. Careful placement of structural walls, high-level glazing and roof form has created a generous living room with an abundance of natural light, ventilation, privacy and spectacular views. The house has been designed to be thermally efficient, using concrete floors and masonry walls at ground level to provide thermal mass.
Hydronic under-floor heating is used throughout the living areas, to provide winter warmth. The dark floor tiles in the living area absorb warmth and reduce glare from the ocean in the early morning. High-level louvres and ceiling fans are used to allow natural light and ventilation in all the rooms. There is large sub-floor rainwater tanks with an overall capacity of more than 5000 liters, which supply water used for flushing toilets, watering the garden and washing clothes.
The house and garden are easy to inhabit and perform extremely economically in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. This house provides the owners with relaxed and beautiful spaces in which to live entertain and appreciate the natural world beyond.
Photography by Marian Riabic
This is a beach resort hotel located in Mauritius. Long beach hotel is set up as a perfect place for a holiday. The focal point of this building is overlooking the beach. Each room has a unique atmosphere and fresh. You can see that every room has an open concept. Thus, you can blend with the freshness of the surrounding environment. Driftwood combined with stonework and gray color palette, creating an amazing atmosphere. For more details, you can see from the architect’s explanation below. All design long beach hotel was designed by Keith Interior Design and Stauch Vorster Architects. And we also provide a picture gallery long beach hotel Mauritius.
Description from architects:
Located on the Eastern Coast of Mauritius, the concept from Keith Interior Design for Long Beach Hotel was a contemporary beach house with fresh whites, drift wood tone and a variety of grey stonework. For the rooms, to create different moods, the predominant colours across the schemes are Aqua, Chartreuse and Coral.
Each public space has its own styling and mood; the different languages were created by using different pieces of furniture (sometimes having signature statement pieces). We kept a strong link between the different areas by using dominant neutral tones, natural stones, raw timber and crisply finished aluminum. Throughout the hotel, we adopted clean lines, texture and fresh colors.
The Spas calm, serene mood was enhanced using neutral colours infused with aquas and soft coral tones. Natural textured wood was mixed with high gloss finishes and natural stone. The resort has a luxurious appeal, while keeping the setting contemporary, fresh and casual, attractive qualities for families.
Mumbai penthouse apartment has a large living room, because the owners often receive guests. Rajiv Saini designed the interior design with the theme of the next open spot. Some amenities include four bedrooms, dining room, audio-video room and kitchen area. Master suite bathroom wearing a black marble while the two children’s bathrooms, Corian makes for easy maintenance. In fact, some of the furniture has an iconic feel that the basis of offering space and privacy for the party. Here is an explanation from the architect.
“I knew the clients for a while, so I was aware of what the required. They didn’t want a formal looking space, instead an open plan in the public areas that would have a seamless flow with the outdoors. I used teak wood flooring to unify the spaces, with the living room opening onto the decks. So, invariably, all the entertaining at night spills into the outside spaces, that offer stunning views of the city. As a reversal of sorts, all the private areas such as the bedrooms and the family rooms have cream-coloured stone.” Rajiv Says.
The renovation required breaking down walls and contending with low beams. The average ceiling height in the apartment is just about 7’-6”. His idea was to open up the areas and give an illusion of space, so that it took away from the boxed-in feel. “The only place we couldn’t break down a wall was in the guest bedroom where an RCC column behind the bed supports a water tank on the terrace above,” he says.
Photography by Sebastian Zachariah
If you are looking for a mountain cottage, you are looking for this best one place. Inbetween house is located in Karuizawa, Japan. The house designed by Koji Tsutsui & Associates featuring the natural scenery surrounding mountains. It consists of five single-pitched roof cottage is clad in wood siding local larch. All roof cottages have a different slope and overhang that overhangs the adjacent touching, as well as creating a gap spaces between the cottages. Here we present a brief description of the architect.
Here are some details from the architects:
The client chose the sloped site surrounded by Japanese larch trees and located in a mountainous region, an hour away from Tokyo on a bullet train, as their ideal location for their home where they can retreat from their busy work in the city.
The house sits on an artificially leveled area of the site created thirty years ago and left unused. Since the client wanted a house seamlessly blend into the natural surroundings, topography and local culture, we designed this house as a collection of small mountain cottages.
It consists of five single pitched roof cottages that are clad in the local larch wood siding. Rather than using a complex construction technology, it is built in a traditional Japanese wood construction method so that local builders can skillfully craft each structural wood member. Each cottage varies in size to fit its function and set on site at 30-degree increments to best fit the topography and to face unique views.
Place: Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
Architect: Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates, Koji Tsutsui, Satoshi Ohkami
Structural Engineers: ANARCHItects(CG), Hirotsugu Tsuboi
General contractor: Sasazawa Construction, Inc.
Site Area: 1956.16m2
Floor Area: 178.43m2
Completion Year: 2010
Photography by Iwan Baan
This is a cruise ship terminal in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. It named Nanaimo cruise ship terminal with architectural glass building. The building employs a passive solar scheme, where the sunlight coming through a large glass, stone floors and heat to warm slowly released and distributed before exiting through the grille at the top of the building. Poiron Checkwitch Architects designed Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal. The terminal itself is open and airy with floor to ceiling glass walls highlighted by structural and decorative wood. For more information about Nanaimo cruise ship terminal, please refer to the explanation of the following architects.
Description from the architects:
A new 13,700 sf cruise ship terminal building, this signature facility set a new standard for buildings in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. Situated on the edge of the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf, it contains a large welcome centre/multi-purpose hall, facilities for the Canadian Border Services Agency and offices for the Nanaimo Port Authority. The building was designed and constructed in 12 months.
The building site was formerly used for the processing and storage of the wood products that were the lifeblood for the region. A connection is made to the past by employing a variety of wood products including large curved glulam columns and beams, interior and exterior wood screens, and stratified timber panels. These materials echo the region’s rich natural resource and make the main hall reminiscent of a giant ship’s hull. Large glass walls open up the hall to panoramic views of the Nanaimo harbour.
The building employs as a passive solar scheme, where sunlight enters through the extensive glazing, warms the stone floor and heat is slowly released and circulated before exiting through louvers at the top of the building.
Working with a local artist, Noel Brown, a custom artwork was commissioned and printed onto a large roll-screen. This screen can be raised or lowered to alter the configuration of the main hall. A native plant garden, designed by landscape architect Nancy Mackin, is positioned between the building and the water’s edge. Light bounces off a linear water feature and is reflected up into the main hall.
Photography by HA Photography, Mark Corbett and Ben Checkwitch
Sometimes the office is like a second home for us. For that, the building is made as beautiful and as comfortable as possible. Like as in a sales office in Chongqing, China. The interior is designed with a luxurious design and stunning. Took up the concept of ‘mountain’, because the office is located geographically in the valley and mountain views Nanshan district. In addition, inspired by the architecture of the club, a big feature angled walls and marble floor patterns in a triangular.
Features a large triangle directly visualize the ‘mountain’ concept. LED lighting hanging from the ceiling, evokes images of heavy rains. Gray color was chosen as the main theme, a reception counter in champagne gold color and no extra decorations. Thus, it will create a feeling of natural or unnatural.
The use of furniture is also minimal, integrated into a setting such as stone-shaped elements. Gold for reception tables and chairs. Along with feature walls, stairways connecting the floors are designed like a cave. This section is illuminated by a linear, finding the light that has been recessed into the solid wall. For more information about sales offices designed by One Plus Partnership, please see some pictures below.
Photography by Ajax Law Ling Kit and Virginia Lung
The house is located in Mill Valley, California. It designed by Feldman Architecture with a system of two cabins as an accessory building to a charming valley house. Did you know? Actually, the house is made of extra space for an art studio and yoga room, which will also serve as a private guest cabins. Lower roof planted with gardens since the residence of the building would look down on it, but it also helps the entire cabin structure to blend with the hillside.
The Mill Valley Cabins and beautifully constructed with heavy timber so that they disappear into the woods. Rise in the slope, each building is compact and has a small footprint located between the existing trees that will require only minimal assessment. Each cabin oriented to capture different views and has an attractive curved roof in natural lighting. Clerestory windows, skylights and a large overhang to maximize light and minimize heat in the summer. Yoga studio roof planted with succulents to provide additional space for clients to park.
Description from Feldman Architecture:
The clients for the Mill Valley Cabins wished to add some accessory structures to their existing hillside home. Programmatically, the clients sought to provide space for an artist studio and a yoga space that would also serve as a private guest cabin. The program was divided into two small cabins that could be placed lightly between existing trees with minimal re-grading. Additionally, the orientation of the two cabins captures different views. The roof of the lower building was planted with a garden since the upper building would look down on it and the client and design team wanted the building to blend into the hillside. The green roof also provides additional landscape for the client’s love of gardening.
Photography by Joe Fletcher
This is a retail store design in Mumbai, India. The interior store designed by Sameep Padora and Associates. Design philosophy of this store is like a sensory organ of the human body. The curved shape and high above is a combination of legs and body. It will be an interior design shop, that is very interesting and unique. For more details, you can see in the following description of the architect.
Description from Sameep Padora and Associates:
Based on notions of soft form while referencing the sensuousness of the human body in motion, our interventions for the space detach from the existing shell thus revering both the heritage-building facade and the space it fronts while highlighting our central installation. We then sculpted the event of an intimate shopping experience into its form through staggered semi-circular display systems that are mirrored and shifted as the display systems extend in height, eventually topping of at 14 feet. The hybridized chalice like form built of cast acrylic hence became a logical and minimal outcome of accommodating program.
Photography by Edmund Sumner
If you are looking for a beach house a unique and modern, this is an example. Casa Playa Las Lomas designed by Vértice Arquitectos in Peru. Is the center of attention in view of the structure, which is likely to take off any second. White house / concrete also makes good use of glass to ensure the best possible view of each room and location. Glass end of the pool is a great final change. For more details, you can see in the following description of the architect.
This house was designed in the first row, plot 5 in Lomas del Mar beach in Cerro Azul, 120Km. south of Lima. The plot is a rocky and sandy hill in a half curved shape that reaches 48 meters high above the sea level and drops steeply 8 meters in its lowest part.
It has a 180° view to the Pacific Ocean to the south, and a panoramic view of the beach to the east and to the north. The two main goals to develop the project were to fully exploit the best possible view to the ocean from the social area, as well as from the master bedroom, and to make the most of the plot of land.
Two parallel volumes were designed, to accomplish the first objective, one of which leans on the other, which is 1.20 meters higher, to have the view of the sea. The volumes are joined by a main circulation axis which ends in a swimming pool overlooking the beach.
To make the most of the plot big cantilevers were designed, since the useful area of the plot was reducing while the project was reaching the highest level. The first volume is found to the left of the entrance of the house, where most of the bedrooms have been located. The master room and the adjoining terrace are revolved 45° as to have the view of the sea.
The second volume, to the right, locates the social and service areas in the first level. A family room and a guest room are located in the second level. A two-story living and dining room area ends in the swimming pool and in a terrace perpendicular to it. The family room, in the second level, is spatially opened to the living and dining room in the first level, and has also an open view to the ocean. The staircase to the second level is made in natural concrete and flies over the kitchen separating this area from the living and dining room.
The materials used in the project have been: exposed concrete, white painting in the walls, stainless steel, tempered glass and granite stone. The latter has been used to cover the base on which the volumes rest, with the intention of separating these from the natural terrain. The pool is closed by a double face laminated glass in the external face that permits the same transparency to a view of the sea as the rest of the house.