This is the epitome of ambition, I admire their sense of innovation. Such a dream job for creative architects.
As ‘unlivable’ as this space looks, you can’t but appreciate the strength of the architecture and daring openness of the house. Designed by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects and known as the S House, according to the Coolist: it is built for an academic client, one who has spent his years studying the networking of space and nature, and how humans interface with the space around them. The design of this home is a practice in the client’s studies, a philosophical execution of his life’s work.
The first and most obvious dilemma in such a space is that there is almost no privacy whatsoever except probably in the bathroom. But then again, this is home to someone who is unconventional in his views.
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Whenever you speak of Spain’s architecture, almost always the Sagrada Famila Basilica by Antoni Gaudi is brought up. A lovely video was featured on Dezeen last week showing a simulation of what it will look like when done. The plan is to have it finished by 2026, i.e. 100 years after the death of its architect.
I find it fascinating that until this date an ancient basilica is still being built. Imagine all the developments this beautiful structure has witnessed.
This beautiful residence is the perfect example of maximizing incorporation of the beautiful sea view it is endowed with in the interior. Blankpage Architects have done a great job with this project, collaborating with .PSLAB among others. Area is 430 sq.m, and is located in Amchit, Lebanon.
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The owner of this breathtaking house is Alex Lerner a Brazilian TV Host who is known for being very picky about cleanliness and neatness; thus the streamlined architecture of his residence. Designed by Studio Arthur Casas and finalized in 2012, this house fulfilled his dreams. A very linear architectural beauty making use of every inch of the surrounding view. Materials used worked beautifully with the nature around it.
Tula House is located on a remote island, at the edge of a cliff, 44 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The topography of the site is highly irregular; the prospects diverse. Views to the east stretch over the open water and islands of the Strait of Georgia to the mountain ranges on the mainland of British Columbia. Views to the south overlook a small tidal basin. Moss covered basalt hills are interspersed among treed expanses and richly vegetated crevices, valleys and swales. Stands of red alder and big-leafed maple enliven the predominantly dark fir forest. The beach below the house is littered with the flotsam and jetsam of the ocean where logs and rocks have been tossed around by the tides and storms like a child’s game of “pickup sticks”. One site is actually many sites.
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This certified LEED Platinum new four-story home establishes an understated but dignified urban presence on an atypically wide San Francisco site. A transitional two-story glass-walled entry hall draws users to an airy and open living level. An increasingly light stair element transitions from floor to floor ultimately arriving at a roof deck enjoying panoramic views.
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Another house by the famous A-Cero architects. The most impressive elements in this project are the sculptural staircase and the organically shaped outdoor pool. As with all of their projects, the architecture is minimal and modern. I think they could have done better with the furniture though.