A large shell shaped structure finds itself in the middle of the woods. It is hard to determine what exactly the structure is, and unlike the surrounding caves and rocks, it clearly is not a part of nature – nor is it a ruin. A frame, a shape, made at a completely different place for a completely different purpose. Within this shell shaped structure will one find floors constructed, wall separating spaces, and rooms furnished. The scenery conjures a SF film-like image, in which locals inhabit over an abandoned spacecraft. With time, trees start to grow encircling the spacecraft, harmonizing it into the landscape.
Jakob + Macfarlane Architects made a connection to lead paint, an industrial colour often used for harbour zones. The 5 levels of the structure are penetrated by a hole“piercing the building horizontally from the river side inwards and upwards through the roof terrace.”
The Guscott Kemp Residence projected by Scott M Kemp Architects on the south banks of the Fraser River, Canada. This house design incorporates features of sustainability and the house has achieved a LEED PLATINUM rating from the Canadian Green Building Council. The house is envisioned as a simple shelter – providing protection from the elements while maximizing the connection to the natural environment of the river, by breaking down the barrier of the indoor/outdoor space. Transparency through the building resolves the conflict of maximizing the exposure of views to the north with the desire for maximum sunshine.
The ‘Under the Moonlight’ House has been designed by Giovanni D’Ambrosio Architects with care in order to prevent damage to local vegetation and trees in Mount Hotham, Victoria Australia. In this design, roof is made out of insulated metal and accomplishes with functionality of any climate. Its brownish colour matches well chromatic shades of Natural Reserve. The house’s shape resembles typological archetypes used by country-men and cowboys that lived in the area. Stone, wood and metal are materials used for both structure and construction of the Project. This house has been designed in order to comfort seasonal stay, both during summer and winter, of inhabitants and to let them appreciate as much as possible natural environment surrounding them. This has been done through placement of many glazed frames that grant wider external views. This house also like comfortable summer house and not only like winter one. Project is divided in two levels. At the ground level everyday life takes place and it is possible to see the garden from a glazed frame that opens onto a deck. In ‘Under the Moonlight’ House there are two bedrooms, on the second floor, a master bedroom with bathroom and spa. More information about this house project please visit the architects website.