The Kensington Lighthouse is situated on a 160m2 strip of land in a dense, mixed-use inner city context. North facing sunshells were created to capture and reflect sunlight, articulated by exposed timber portal frames lined with plywood clad in lightweight metal skin of dark grey and deep blue corrugated metal. The two sunshells form the roof, and are connected around a courtyard by a rectangular timber lined volume running the length of the north boundary. Patterns of glass and translucent polycarbonate were used on the north, east and west sides to frame views and admit light while preserving privacy.
a former primary school hall subsequently converted (the process of which is ongoing) into a green eco-village called Westwyck. Previous architects had designed the project and structural works had commenced when Multiplicity became involved. Constraints on their attempts to inject their own response into the space were therefore dual – the original building fabric as well as the new construction works. The core themes of the overlaid approach were the use of raw, environmentally responsive materials, closable zones to buffer the space and effective insulation.
Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, the facade is used, weather beaten features multi-colored wooden boards repurposed from warehouse offers a large variety of visual structures and topped by two perpendicular Corten roof. Measuring 2800 sq ft, the interior features a natural palette of concrete, wood, stone, and steel. One “arm” of the structure is designated as a place to sleep, and the other as a living area. Ordinary cottage style farmhouse that weathered layered and beautiful in fact, that’s his charm! Barn house was designed by CCS Architecture based in San Francisco is actually two buildings, one roof overlapping the other at staggered heights.
The Pierre is a breathtaking home tucked away in the cluster of rocks it was named after (“Pierre” means “Stone” in French). Olson Kundig Architects designed the hideaway for the owner, who was inspired by the lovely views from the property of the archipelago of the San Juan Islands. The bunker-like villa was built using largely local materials, and its green roof and rocky color cause it to melt away into its peaceful surroundings.
Unlike in most inset structures where walls are put up and the surrounding material is never seen, the natural stone makes appearances throughout the house, adding, not subtracting from its aesthetic appeal.
The fireplace hearths were carved from the existing rock and left raw as a striking contrast to the otherwise very polished accouterments.
An old bookcase adds to the home’s rustic feel.
Since architect Tom Kundig designed the house to be sunken into the site, some of the existing rock had to be cut away.
Renovated warehouse that was a bomb shelter and a print shop. This room was renovated and it only took eight months to turn it into modern living spaces that use raw materials of modern yag industry. There are two floors of this house where the first is occupied by the lounge, dinning kitchen, and office areas. The second floor is only a feature of the private sphere. Interior room has many elements from the past that have been manually restored. This room is also given large windows and there is plenty of light.
What a bachelor pad! This awesome 1,800-sq.-ft. Monte-Silo House was designed by Gigaplex Architects for a single man and his weekend visitors to Woodland, Utah. Nestled comfortably among nature and on the Provo River, this modern silo house was constructed of two linked corrugated-metal grain silos, giving the home its unique look and wonderful circular rooms inside.