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Binimelis-Barahona House | Polidura+Talhouk | Architecture

Casa Binimelis-Barahona Polidura+Talhouk Arquitectos

The assignment consisted in a house for a young marriage with two children, located on a 950 square meter situated in La Reserva lots in Chicureo, Colina, Chile.
The terrain presented three conditions that determined the actions taken that would finally define the project. Because of the lot being of triangular shape located in a corner, the legal edification lines left the constructible area in the center, a steep incline of 40%, and finally, sun exposure and views towards the valley.

The operation consists in separating the architecture program into two overlapping volumes parallel to the terrain lines, so when seen in section both volumes relate to the landscape.
The lower volume is buried in the terrain and adopts a materiality that allows you to understand it as a socle that blends with the landscape as well as the stone walls that enclose the site. In this volume the bedrooms connect with the garden that exists over the stree…

HYE RO HUN | IROJE KHM | Architecture

HYE RO HUN (House on Floating Land) IROJE KHM Architects
The house in urban nature
This site is located in borderline between city and mountain. The view of the front side that is the east-side is clearing up, so the urban landscape of downtown Gwangju is seen. There are mountains by the rear-side as a nature and view.
Dramatic access way from gate to entrance
By opening transparent gate door, it starts to begin access into the house, along the long walkway where looks like architectural canyon. After the penetration through under space of the upper bridge-corridor, it comes to reach the inner court that is attached to entrance. Two boxes on floating land
Two wooden boxes which are consisted of duplex room are laid on landscaped architectural mass which contain living room and dining room. The one box contains master bed and study room and another box is consisted of two bedrooms and study rooms for two daughters.


Two boxes on floating land Two wooden boxes which are consisted of duplex ro…

Switch Building | nArchitects | Architecture

Switch Building nArchitects

Switch Building is a 7 storey apartment and art gallery building at 109 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side, completed in 2007. The building consists of four floor-through apartments, a duplex penthouse, and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels. nARCHITECTS provided full architectural services for the project, including all interior design. The project’s design emerges from a creative interpretation of some of the narrow constraints imposed by zoning and the developer’s needs. In a reinterpretation of a bay window, an angled front facade switches back and forth, allowing each floor-through apartment unique views up and down Norfolk Street. Switch Building is a 7 storey apartment and art gallery building at 109 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side, completed in 2007. The building consists of four floor-through apartments, a duplex penthouse, and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels. nARCHITECTS provided full ar…

Oakland House | Kanner Architects | Architecture

Oakland House Kanner Architects
Oakland House is located on a down sloping site high above the San Francisco Bay.
The home was designed to capture the magnificent vista that spans the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge. Floor to ceiling glass clears the way to unobstructed views.

The predominantly south-southwest orientation required deep overhangs to cut down glare and soften the light quality in the home. Spare and rigorously modern in its aesthetic, the home has only a handful of materials and even fewer colours.

Concrete floors, steel and glass windowsystems, and a mostly white composition of cabinetry and furnishings define the minimalist composition. Faced with its own set of logistical problems the design posed challenges from every aspect. The clients were clear in their vision of having a modern haven, simplistic and uncluttered. There was the risk that the strict building regulations on new builds and the sheer geography of the site could compromise these ideals.



Spare and unclutte…