A Hill On A House by Yuko Nagayama & Associates is an urban house surrounded by tall buildings on all sides except for the northeast facing a street in Shibuya, Tokyo. The issue for the architects was how to bring light into the interior, to open the enclosed volume and to develop scenery within it while avoiding looks from the neighborhood.
This small single level energy efficient house is located near the end of the Kawarau Gorge, in Central Otago, in wine country.
Organized in a linear fashion the three bedrooms are accessed from the rear of the open kitchen and living area. Each bedroom has private views of the quiet countryside.
The Setre Marina Hotel, designed by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects, located in Moriyama City, Shiga Prefecture looking at the Lake Biwa, is not only in the center area of the community but also pretends to be its catalyzer for its creation.
A curtain of bamboo creates a beautiful natural screen that contrasts perfectly against the raw off-form concrete structure of this Modernist home in tropical Singapore. Recently completed, the house stands elevated on a hillside neighbourhood of single-storey houses on the fringe of MacRitchie Forest Reserve.
CF house arises from a commission in which the traditional features of a country house in Ecuador were requested: entrance space, grill, poorly permeable bedrooms and an attic, additionally it was required not to use wood in the structure. The project budget was very limited for the size of the house, which required the use of standard, economic construction materials.
This full house refurbishment, with its three new extensions designed by Simon Astridge, is a new contemporary home woven into the existing Victorian fabric.
The second floor master suite has all walls, floors and ceilings finished with birch faced plywood. The family kitchen is cast concrete internally and externally with birch faced plywood kitchen and ceilings.
Architects at103 + Reurbano are breathing new life into southern part of Paseo de la Reforma, Colonia Juarez, what used to be the most exclusive neighborhood in Mexico City during the years of the Porfiriato.
Inside the Line Hotel, in Los Angeles' Koreatown, is celebrity chef Roy Choi’s restaurant, the Commissary, a new produce-focused restaurant. Located on the second-floor roof deck of The Line Hotel, the 1,700 square-foot greenhouse of a restaurant is impressive even for LA’s rooftop scene.
This compact private residence is nestled within the dense expanse of Tokyo, in Nishi-Azabu—a neighborhood characterized by narrow streets and traditional low-rise houses—which borders a park heavily visited during the spring, when the city’s cherry trees begin to bloom.
Designed by architecture firm Flathouse, this contemporary seven-layer Tokyo-based home is the perfect example of Japanese living. In a mere 280 sq ft they manage to fit the biscuit shop on the ground floor, using the metal staircase they connect the kitchen and the dining room on the 1.5 level, then the living space on second level, and finally the sleeping area on the top floor that is shared by all family members.
Peter Pichler took the challenge to build a luxury holiday home for a client who lives in a 60’s farmhouse close to Bolzano in Italy.
The challenge was to build a structure which enables guests to fully enjoy the experience of living in the middle of nature while keeping their own independence and privacy. The house floats on a base above the ground – lightness and light seem to be the watchwords of this structure.