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The Xeros Residence

Called ‘Xeros’ (from the Greek for ‘dry’) as a reminder that all design solutions should be in a direct response to the environment in which the project exists – the building has several environmentally responsible decisions. 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

Flight of Birds House in the Azores

The house is located in the north side of S. Michael Island in the Azores. Since the microclimate of this farmland offers frequent wind and showers, the first design strategy was to block these winds with a wall and offer diverse patios and covered courtyards to protect against rain. These patios and courtyards also open all living spaces to the natural green by glass walls which receded from the exterior. On the upper-floor there are private rooms that are more enclosed and protected. The typology follows almost classical Palladian and Scamozzi central plan design, with double height on living room and then two lateral wings enclosing one the kitchen. This also uses the high chimneys from popular residential architecture, a covered interior patio, and the other wing has the circulations for the first floor and to the roof terrace. Read More

Mediterranean Dream House in Ibiza

The astonishing Ibiza in Spain was the perfect place to construct the bright Casa Jondal. Occupying 380 square meters, the residence captures the barrier between Spanish rustic style elements of architecture and modern design elements. Two large volumes were adjoined to shape a structure that displays concrete bricks on the outside and ceramic bricks on the inside. The first volume shelters the master bedroom filled with natural light, while the second volume comprises the exceptional guest bedroom. 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