Who doesn’t want to have a house with a view? The view that is equally breathtaking during the summer as during the winter requires a truly special place to admire it from. This amazing house – wooden in and outside – was designed by Austrian studio Bernardo Bader Architects. Softness of the elevation and simplicity of the interior merges with wintery landscapes.
The AZL Pension Fund Headquarters is an extension to an existing office building dating from the 1940s, in the center of Heerlen, the Netherlands. The old part of this building was constructed during a wealthy era of coal mining. The extension was completed in 1995 by Wiel Arets Architects, a local architect who operates world wide. WAA chose to use perforated steel plates, slabs of concrete and hints of black next to the old brick walls. On one side, a wide opening in the concrete boosts the buildings character.
When aircraft Shelter 610 opens its ruthless doors, a monstrous black behemoth slowly comes driving out. The object revives the mysterious atmosphere of the Cold War and its accompanying terrifying weaponry.
Japanese architect Nobuo Araki designed this house with the sea as neighbour in mind. Just south of Tokyo, this Japanese approach on connecting houses and nature proves to work out fine once again. The large windows enable the residents to view the sea from the huge living room and roof terrace. Using concrete, glass, wood and steel, Araki kept this house minimalistic and warm at the same time.
When you put an average hotel in a superb landscape, it looks great. When you put a stunning hotel in a superb landscape, wonderful things come together. The ION Hotel in Iceland is just wonderful. The views on the surroundings make everything in the hotel more epic. The large amount of windows help in the overall experience.
This is a house for young couple and their child, located in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture. Matsudo City has a background that has developed as a residential area on the outskirts of Tokyo from the 1960s. This house was planned rebuilding of the house, which was built at that time. I seemed to have been asked to build a house as a new symbol in this place by a young family with the hope of the future.
Urban Lines is a project from Pavel Bendov, a NY based photgrapher who specializes in architecture. We can state that Bendov has a great eye for capturing quiet and minimalistic shots in busy cities. The compositions are well-thought-out. Architectural lines seem to play with each other in each picture.
It was the intention of the architect to manipulate the volume of the interiors to enable light through the skylight to penetrate down to the lower floors. To do so, the walls of the first floor had to bear most of the structural load while the walls of the second floor rotated 14 degrees on the plan which would not only let in the light, but also create a unique and evocative living space.
House of Yagi in Hiroshima city, Japan, isn’t comparable to your standard house. The combination of raw concrete and wood looks static and warm at the same time. Some windows don’t have glass. So when it’s rainy or windy, you’ll notice that from inside the building. The tree in the middle of the ground floor increases the connection with nature. Furthermore, a good use of natural and artificial light creates a family-friendly environment.
To the borders of the country of Castelnovo Sotto, beetween the stream Morella and a roman road, in a landscape context characterized from channels, ditches, rows, shrubby stains, gardens, villas and agricultural houses it places the “House on the Morella”.
Urban exploration is a project from Jared Lim form Singapore. He looks for patterns in architecture while travelling. Lim has a fantastic eye for architecture and beyond. The photos tend to look fake because of the extraordinary perfection. But if you look close enough, there are wrinkles in every pattern. Have a look at more of his work on his website.
A curving road wraps the coast of Rhodes, Greece, flanked by the ocean on one side and a pre-existing retaining stone wall on the other. German practice Hornung and Jacobi Architecture have proposed a single-family residence embedded into the fibers that make up the mediterranean context manifested as a contemporary vessel.