A residence for my parents in their age 60s. Although the site is widely bordered by a road on the south, it is surrounded by houses, and simply relying on the south side of the road does not provide a sense of security. The site lacks a physical scale, so I wondered how I could create a small, human-like space.
Designing a 22,000 sq. ft home for an entrepreneur who doubles as a real estate magnate is a creative odyssey. In the heart of the city, there stands a residence that defies conventional living.
An Inside Out Gameboard for Children from Old Neighborhood. This is a kindergarten reconstruction and expansion project, located in the first residential community built in Shenzhen in the 1980s. On the north side of the base is a preserved old building with a very irregular outline on the south side and very close to the housing. Rather than following the traditional matrix layout, we developed a new geometric relationship between the new building and the site, by organizing a series of axes in different directions. It is the most efficient way for classrooms to avoid the influence of the residents and the main road. The gaps among the education blocks give a smooth flow to the entire campus. The new together with the old building enclose a large oval courtyard to hold various group events.
This pine-clad home on a forested hillside was designed by US studio Robert Young Architects to provide immersive views of nature and to offer “a sense of optimism” for a family experiencing loss. The full-time residence sits within a river valley in Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. Meant to embody a “sense of connectedness
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A house for a family of three. The site is located on a hill in a residential area from the 80’s in southern Okinawa. In the surrounding area, there are many uniquely Okinawan houses with a typical almost flat roof and large eaves sitting on a rectangular concrete frame. The shape of the house protects from subtropical storms and prevents strong direct sunlight from penetrating into the interior. For this project, we decided to follow the lead of our predecessors and the context the house is situated in, but with a wooden structure instead, since this was necessary considering the required functions and construction cost.
The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features a pair of concrete pavilions installed by Pezo von Ellrichshausen in Chile. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now. Architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen has installed a lookout tower and a sunken shelter in the Chilean countryside. The two pavilions, named Lama and Rosa, are situated on a
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In the historic district of Yazd City, the Safa House, situated in the Amir Chakhmaq neighborhood, was assigned to the Torab Home Company as a restoration project. A house segment suffered significant damage, and various sections underwent physical transformations over time.
The house is located in Reñaca, commune of Viña del Mar, Chile. Located on a 500m2 plot of land with a longitudinal slope of less than 20% towards the access.
aosi’s green atriums house embodies a fusion of modern living and nature, creating a serene environment for its residents.
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Ward + Blake Architects has shared photos of a modern post and beam home they completed in Wyoming, that’s been placed on a hillside, just above a farmable portion of the site to preserve the ongoing agricultural use of the property. The home has generous roof overhangs that capture the outdoor entertainment areas of the […]