Defined by the owners as “calm and sweet,” this playful apartment in Kharkov, Ukraine, attributes several interesting particulars. The client asked the inventive team at Ki Design to create a “wow” result in the 2,282-square-foot residence, one that guests would admire and fall in enjoy with. And the team delivered. Read More
Pascali Semerdjian Architects designed the Toy Property in São Paulo, Brazil. The 2,659-square-foot play area was built up coming to the proprietor’s home specially for entertainment — of young children and grownups alike. Read More
This remodel of a 1970s Joseph Eichler residence in Palo Alto, Calif., completed by San Francisco-based Yamamar Style, displays a present day persona sprinkled with personalized touches. Read More
Each yr one hundred% Style presents distinct features within the display sections. Here are just some. Read More
KWK Promes completed the design of the Living-Garden House, a contemporary residence in Katowice, Poland. One of the main requirments of the brief was a high level of privacy, which is why “the ground floor was set parallel to the road for the building to isolate the backyard garden from the road, whereas the first floor was shifted at 90 degrees to overhang and penetrate the garden. The building has thus acquired two faces. Street-side, it is enclosed, inaccessible, raising the comfort of its residents, guaranteeing maximum intimacy. In turn, garden-side, it is full of glazed surfaces overlooking the environment.” The shape and materials used in the construction are said to be reminiscent of the Silesian worker settlements in the area, defined by masonry walls and asphalt-lined gable roofs.
The highlight of the design is a living-garden, ingeniously created under the ledge: “On warm days, after removing the glass partitions, indoor space merges with the garden, the flooring transforms into grass. This special spot is treated with different materials that emphasize integration with nature. Flooring becomes reminiscent of grass, and external glass partitions, provided by Skyframe, may entirely be removed and hidden in a wall niche.” While the social areas are located below, merging with the surrounding natural elements, the private zones are accommodated on the second level and offer a large degree of intimacy. [Photos by Jakub Certowicz & Olo Studio]
Completed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings) and Optimera, ZEB Pilot House is a revolutionary architecture venture embedding a range of sustainable options. The developing in Larvik, Norway has every thing a single family members home requirements, but it is intended as a demonstrate-property for various groundbreaking power-efficient methods. But we can’t support feeling intrigued by its original exterior, with an oblique dominant black volume and sloping roof clad in solar panels. Have a search at the last photo of this publish for a far better comprehending of the undertaking and its features!
In accordance to the architects, emphasis on carbon emissions associated with building supplies represents a new path in the crucial drive towards a sustainable building business: “To obtain ZEB-OM classification the undertaking is essential to document and verify a minimum of one hundred% CO2 offsetting. Renewable energy production via photovoltaic and solar-thermal panels integrated in the constructing envelope enables offsetting of carbon emissions generated by the burning of fossil fuels in electrical power stations. By offsetting in this method we minimize emission of other greenhouse gasses concurrently.” ZEB Pilot Home in Norway is an inspiring example of how architecture and sustainable technology mix in raising residing requirements, as well as environmental consciousness. [Photos by: Bruce Damonte]
Architect Mark Abel collectively with interior designer Myca Loar developed this clifftop residence in Laguna Seaside, California. Read More