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Category: Houses / Housing

House W, Beijing / by Atelier About Architecture

It took three years to complete the design of House W with numerous redesign and adjustments in between. Atelier About Architecture has invested great effort and the process witnessed its own growth. As the owners of the project, the architect duo was playing as both Party A and Party B during design, and the key is to clarify the expectations on living and to solve possible problems with absolute sincerity.
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Alta Chalet / by Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Black & White Minimalist Chalet

Alta Chalet is designed as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto. Tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment, the site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous and coniferous trees which, in summer, offer welcome shade and privacy.
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Urban Rural / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo announces Urban Rural, a new dwelling typology for a sustainable transformation strategy that will become exemplar for Istanbul’s future redevelopment, with construction completion in 2019.
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Chalet Whymper / by Chevallier Architectes

The view is everything

The situation was unique: Chevallier Architectes took on this project when it was on the verge of being abandoned. There were many constraints, but the Chevallier Architectes team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space.
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Tips For Maximizing The Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

If you want to make sure that you are making your home as energy efficient as possible, you will need to make use of the following points. When you ensure that your home is energy efficient, you will know that it is not only going to come with lower utility bills, but it will be much more comfortable to stay in. The rooms within your home will be a lot cooler during the summer and much warmer during the winter. You will find that no matter what time of year it is and how extreme the temperatures are outside, the interior of your home will be nice and comfortable.
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FAHOUSE / by Jean Verville architecte

Nestled in the privacy of a hemlock forest, FAHOUSE presents an amazing building that seems to emerge from a children’s story. Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, the architect Jean Verville develops a graphic assemblage, which rises like two giant conifers, intensifying the dreamlike aspect of this architectural proposal. Derived from the archetypal figure of the house, the double triangular prism perfectly illustrates childhood characterizing the whole development of this project.
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The Landscape House / by Space Group Architects

This is the refurbishment and extension of a Grade II listed building on Tredegar Square in East London. A new extension replaced an existing one which had come to the end of its lifespan. A space once characterised by heavy framework, poor thermal performance, limited views and a leaking skylight got upgraded with an elegant, virtually-frameless glass composition whilst the interior has been opened up to enable a better flow of light, function and circulation.
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Twisting Courtyard, Paizihutong, Beijing / by ARCHSTUDIO

Twisting courtyard is located in Paizihutong, Dashilar Area, Beijing. It used to be a Siheyuan with one single entry. The purpose of the improvement is to upgrade the necessary infrastructure needed for modern life, thus turning this traditional courtyard, which mainly serve as a residence, into an attractive public space of Beijing Inner City.

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