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Vienna Way Residence

July 10, 2011 Stylish Houses

The Vienna Way residence, designed for a young family, is located on a large, extensively landscaped lot in Venice, California. Floor to ceiling glazing and outdoor living spaces fully integrate the home within the California native landscape. Working within the restrictions posed by the narrow site, the design divides the lot into thirds, with the two main volumes placed on the exterior edges of the property, bridged by a sunken kitchen in the center. The one-story structure to the south houses a great room that combines formal living and dining areas. The structure begins in the front of the property and flows into an outdoor dining patio. Read More

House on the Road to Farellones

July 8, 2011 Stylish Houses

The design proceeds from the particularities of the topography, its slope, its vegetation, its views and the requirements of the client. All these conditions allowed a new definition of the program for a single-family house and to turn it into a single-person one in a spot that allows him to get away from the city and live in a close relationship with the landscape of the Andean foothills. The topography is interrupted by an 8×36m horizontal plane running north-south against the slope. The platform generates a stable and continuous surface area that includes a guest room, a patio, a pavilion, a terrace and a pool, which occupy its entire length. The heavy surface of the patio, raised 70cm above the level of the platform, is defined by the base of a pre-existing hawthorn tree. Read More

Goulding House

June 21, 2011 Stylish Houses

This modernist house in Ireland was originally designed for Sir Basil Goulding by Scott Tallon Walker Architects in 1971-1973. Goulding, a great gardener and art collector and was so concerned about his beautiful gardens along the Dargle Valley that he wanted the new building to take up as little of the garden as possible. The resulting design (at a mere 142 square metres) is cantilevered over the Dargle river in Enniskerry, Ireland, and is supported on the only rock outcrop available without disturbing the natural vegetation of the river gorge.  Diagonal bracing effectively converts the side elevations into beam structures, and a steel column support at the second bay from the rock face below, together with rock anchors make the three-bay cantilever over the river possible. Read More

Kangaroo Valley House

May 20, 2011 Stylish Houses

The geometry of the house is simply orthogonal, forming quietly arranged spaces within a dramatic natural landscape. The house is made up of a family of containers, roofed and open to the sky. Read More