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Category: Houses / Housing

Loft Panzerhalle in Salzburg, Austria / by smartvoll

Smartvoll wins the 2018 AZ Award

The Austrian architecture studio smartvoll won the prestigious AZ Award 2018 for their project Loft Panzerhalle in Salzburg, Austria. During the annual gala held in Toronto, 64 finalists from more than 950 submissions competed for the trophy. The Loft Panzerhalle won the award in the residential interior category.
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L’Accostée House, Adstock / by Bourgeois/Lechasseur architects

L’Accostée House is located in the Adstock area, on the shores of Lac St-François. The clients have lived on this beautiful site for a few years and enjoy aquatic activities on the lake. Since their original house was in poor condition and becoming too small for their growing family, they decided to rebuild while preserving the natural surroundings and keeping the open space on the edge of the lake. They wanted a warm, friendly house that would respect the environment and open onto the lake.
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Arborescence, a New Mountain Condo / by ABCP Architecture

Targeting LEED certification, Arborescence is an environmentally responsible, four-season residential development located directly on Bromont Mountain

KnightsBridge, a real estate developer, today officially launched Arborescence, a unique series of condominiums located directly on Bromont Mountain’s Kamloops Trail. The eco-friendly project is aiming for LEED certification and will be built in various phases, for a total of approximately 260 units. The first phase, which is set to launch on September 19, will have 48 units and be delivered toward the end of 2019. The investment is evaluated at approximately $100 million.
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A Contemporary Family Farmhouse / by Trevor McIvor Architect Inc

Resting on a rolling field, this modern rural country home outside Toronto was inspired by the stone walls that were used to separate farmer’s fields.
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Saint George House, Vancouver / by Falken Reynolds Interiors

Can a home feel spacious through innovative design? Vancouver Interior Design firm Falken Reynolds Interiors opens the doors to their latest modern-home interior design project, the Saint George House, which highlights innovative design strategies to create space and serenity.
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Entre Pinos, México / by Héctor Barroso

In a vast forest area in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, Taller Héctor Barroso has built five weekend houses, which adapt to the site’s topography. They are surrounded by pine trees that echo the sound of the wind.
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Hiding Pool Pumps in House and Pool Designs

Architects who specialize in designing individual homes are often requested to incorporate a swimming pool, whether it is for construction at the same time or for adding later when the client’s budget permits.

One of the challenges of designing a pool and it’s surrounding patio areas is finding the best way to hide all the ugly pool filtration equipment, pool pumps, plumbing and other accessories.

A creatively screened pool equipment area can also serve the purpose of reducing the noise from the pool pumps. Of course, the first priority should be to install only quality pumps with a low noise output. Established pool equipment retailers like Mr Pool Man can advise on the best pumps to use to keep noise levels down.
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Residence Overlooking Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles / by Heusch Inc.

The residence is located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a promontory elevated above legendary Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. It was originally built in 1961 and the renovation and addition was to reflect the mid-century-style architecture o that time.
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