This cedar-clad house takes complex site constraints as inspiration to create a dynamic volume with expansive views of the bay.
The site, on a barrier island, sits in a long line of properties that have eliminated sensitive tidal wetlands and replaced native vegetation with lawn and bulkheads. In contrast, this project began with the restoration of the site’s existing wetlands- bringing grasses and native plants through the site from the water to the street. New, stricter regulations, requiring a high flood elevation and an elevated septic system, gave rise to the play of solid massing against open piles. A concrete mass, housing the septic system, is set against the street edge. This form is carved to create an entry walkway that rises up to house, splitting it into two volumes with a vista of the bay beyond. A narrow boardwalk leading off the deck continues the promenade across the site to the water’s edge.
noticed these new flats in London the other day by Richard Rogers, obvious from a mile of who designed them! not sure i really like them if im honest, the bright prime colours sort of give it some plastic ‘ikea’ feel.. which cheapens the design and makes it contrast greatly with the materials used in the Tate which is next door.. contrast is not always a bad thing but in this case i feel it is.
It is not the right angle that attracts me. Nor the straight line, tough, inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free, sensual curve. The curve I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the waves of the sea, in the clouds of the sky, in the body of the favorite woman. Of curves is made all the universe.
- Oscar Niemeyer
Neubau Lehmhaus Rauch by Boltshauser Architekten
Innovative detailing in the steps for light penetration. The walls are constructed of rammed earth.
House in Pavilniai Regional Park by Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners
When building on a site with an existing building, it is often easier and cheaper to demolish it and start from scratch, but this house manages to retain the existing house with great success.
Vodafone building by Barbosa Guimarães Arquitectos
The building is intended to reflect the slogan “Vodafone Life, Life in Motion”.