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House in Overijse

This design by NEY + Partners reminds me of the Eames Case Study House 8 in California. House in Overijse channels the prefab and modular elements of the Case Study house with a slightly more industrial aesthetic. Where the Eames leaned more towards Bauhaus, NEY has been influenced by a contemporary loft aesthetic.

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Experiencing Architecture – Casa 2G

Most talented architectural photographers are capable of capturing the most general aspects and characteristics of a building. Julius Shulman was able to delve deeper into elements of the constructed world and expose their essence. A feat few others have been able to replicate and many continue to chase. With all of that on the table, maybe photography isn’t the perfect medium for viewing architecture that we can’t experience firsthand? Shulman’s images turned homes into poetry and public works buildings into crafted pros. But to truly experience a building we need to see how it feels surrounding you and how it feels to navigate the space. The tactile nature of the fixtures and the mechanism that powers windows and doors.

This beautifully shot video for a recently completed project by S-AR walks the viewer through the house and through the point of view perspective gives the viewer a fulfilling tour of building. Casa 2G is a minimal modern structure with many unique elements, objects, and features which truly could not be communicated through traditional photography. The combination of moving image and sound gives the building a voice, and allows it to tell it’s story.


A Weather Proof Island House

Building a home on or by the beach of course presents a different series of problems. This simple concrete box has a modern and minimalist interior, but it is slightly more than meets the eye. The large front and rear glass walls which open up to the elements. These openings are surrounded by small eye hooks which can be used to affix mesh sheeting to protect the house from the rain, wind and flooding in a storm. Completed in 2012, villa921 was designed by Harunatsu Archi.

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Case Inlet

Of course with its vast wilderness and unending natural beauty the Northwest is one of the greatest places to live and carve out a little spot of your own. Puget Sound holds many perfect little homesteads of that variety, but I recently came across one specific one which really grabbed me. Tucked up on a ridge above shore in the Case Inlet house is at one with it’s surroundings while still offering a cozy modern feel. The house was designed by MW Works whose aesthetic and approach some very interesting elements of rustic natural and industrial materials.

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Step House

This minimalist single volume home design by Tezuka Architects uses a giant step two divide the living area from the more private lofted sleeping space. Aptly dubbed the Step House both the upper and lower sections of the house open up fully to outdoors and nature. With massive glass sliding panels you can easily expand the living area to include the large deck jutting off the house and the rest of the yard. The work of TA is always extremely thoughtful and has a unique approach that I really enjoy, you can view some other work of theres posted on campsite here.

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Y Hutte

The designs of Kengo Kuma and Associates have a certain communication or connection with the natural environment. They unobtrusively became a part of their surroundings as much as a new sapling or patch of tall grass. Y Hutte in Eastern Japan illustrates this approach while also showing their unwillingness to use ornate or superfluous forms or finishing techniques. Simplicity in form and construction makes this small cabin a wonderful living space.

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Edge Prefab House

The Edge Prefab House consists of a single volume, a narrow box with high ceilings. The interior is centralized around an open full height living area and kitchen. On either end the is a raised loft which is occupied by an office or master bedroom respectively. The space created beneath the lofted sections is used for several uses including housing the bathroom, a guest bedroom, storage and the utilities of the house. My favorite part of both prefab architecture and the design of small living spaces is the necessity to pare everything down to the bare essentials both in fixtures and square footage. Designed by Revelations Architecture this small prefab living space truly demonstrates how living smaller can still be as beautiful as having a 5000 square foot monstrosity. In many cases more beautiful.

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Kern House

Constructed in 1996 Kern House was designed by Austrian architects Baumschlager Eberle. The exterior lattice structure provides a certain level privacy while letting in the maximum amount of light. The second story also provides a nice vantage point over the beautiful green surroundings.

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Hanare House

Hanare House in Chiba, Japan designed by Schemata Architects is grafted onto the mountain side. The structure is a beautiful harmony between industrial grade prefab metal and simply constructed wood. The juxtaposition gives the house a stark minimalist look, which will be very flexible to different occupants and their personal aesthetic.

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Wind Dyed House

Perched on a cliff above the ocean, Wind Dyed House takes its name from the ocean breeze whipping up the mountainside and altering the appearance of colors and materials. The walls of the structure were approached in order to not impede movement between rooms and indoor and outdoor space, as well as sight. This was especially important in terms of the view and also for privacy as the front of the house faces the road. Sitting in Yokosuka, Japan the house was designed by ACAA.

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Edge House

This house designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson caught my attention for two key reasons. For its aesthetic and location. Edge House was commissioned by the clients to be perched atop a hill on their property in Kent, Connecticut. The town of Kent is only a short drive from where I grew, and where I still spend a large portion of my summers. A long wall that protects the front yard from the neighboring property is a particularly strong element. It helps visually counterweight the section of the house jutting out over the hill.

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Patchwork House

A somewhat uncomplicated yet strategic exterior cloaks an interesting and open interior. Patchwork House by Pfeifer Kuhn Architects uses translucent glass panels on the ceiling to make sure the house maximizes the daylight.

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Shimada House

Perched on a hill overlooking Kobe, Japan this prefab module is an amazing contemporary cabin. Tato Architects designed this single volume two story residence with a glass walled first floor and a more protected living area.

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Dove House

Architects Gundry Ducker designed Dove House as an extension onto the back of a terraced victorian townhouse in London. The kitchen is so minimalist and clean, I would absolutely love to cook in there, and clean for that matter. All the surfaces look like you could so easily wipe them clean. The protected outdoor deck area is really beautifully handled, I am curious though how the dark stained larch wood reacts with sun. It seems like it could really heat up.

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Crescent House

I tend to be skeptical of any architectural designs, which are as space age or organically shaped as this one. However something about the Crescent House designed by Shigeru Ban Architects really makes it resonate with me. The way the curvature of the glass front accentuates the view is remarkable. Also the way the house is sited almost tucked into the hill gives it a great perch.

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Ovo 2 Lossy

Ovo 2 Lossy is a small but amazing renovation project carried out by De Vylder Vinck Taillieu. The house originally built in the late 19th century had a great canvas to work on top of. DVVT added subtle modern touches both inside and out, which blend in while also giving the house a much more unique look. One of my favorite elements is the skyway connecting two previously separate structures. The connection is covered with the same material as the roof, so it fades into the roof line and looks like it has always been there.

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Villa Ladybird

Designed by Johan Sundberg as a summer house, but still keeping the winter climate in mind. With almost equal parts indoor and outdoor space the house makes enjoying the warm summer air easy from either area. The structure is single story and barely juts above the surrounding vegetation keeping its visual impact of the landscape discreet.

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Silvervillan

Supervillan, designed by architects Sjöberg & Thermé resides in a part of Sweden which is extremely environmentally conscious. To fit in with its surroundings and the needs of the clients the house was created to limit heat loss and to maintain a stable temperature during all seasons. A distinct barn style construction is visible in the buildings exterior, derived from classic Swedish architecture. The interior either to balance this out or to directly oppose it sports an open loft style floor plan with extremely modern cabinetry and finishing.

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House S

House S is designed to be sustainable as well as stand up to the type of avalanches anticipated in a red-zone. Dietrich – Untertrifaller Architekten’s solution is both appropriate and elegant. It fits into its surroundings but also has distinctly modern lines and detailing.

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House to Catch the Mountain

The name sums it all up. House to Catch the Mountain designed by Japanese Tezuka Architects was completed this February.

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