Author: David

LLM House / Obra Arquitetos

Lots of Glass and Green! -------------------------- Situated on a site with a large number of native trees to be preserved and average slope of 30%, the implementation of the project suggests an intense dialogue with the existing topography and vegetation. Considering the built area of 1187,60m ,...

Design Hostel

What is possible with quick build containers. -------------------- In their previous life, the 25-m2 overseas containers transported consumer goods across the ocean; today, the 63 containers have been transformed into a hostel where keen travelers can dream of the open seas. With its construction from recycled intermodal...

Gerês House / Carvalho Araújo

Really like the floating nature and heavy use of concrete & wood. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gerês house is located on a steep slope in the Caniçada Valley where there was a small house and a stream. The existing building was located in an upper level of the land eventually liable...

Keita House / Di Frenna Arquitectos

My wife likes the brick integration in with the other raw materials in this house. ----------------------------------- Reinterpreting the typology of a Mexican house in a contemporary version, was the premise to design Keita House, where the central patio became the circulation and main view of the residence....

The House Cast in Liquid Stone

Really? Liquid stone! ------------------ A second home on a rocky outcrop at the start of the western ghats (highlands),Khopoli, in Maharashtra, India. An area of high precipitation in the monsoons, and equal heat during the summers, the site changes remarkably from March to July, with the onset...

House with a Lake View

Very simple but highly functional! ------------------------------------------ The house is the inversion of the architecture typical of housing developments built into a slope. Every flat consists of one single room, staggered and facing the lake. Since the staggering follows the slope of the land, the evening sun reaches...

Modern rammed earth home

Epic Rammed Earth home, very time consuming to build but well worth the outcome. ___________________________ Named after the way light bounces off of its angled walls and ceilings, Dancing Light is an award-winning dwelling nestled in the desert town of Paradise Valley, Arizona. Local architecture practice Kendle Design...

Oui J’aime Hotel / Walllasia

I want to stay at this hotel! ------------------------------------------------ The Oui J’aime Hotel is a wholly unique building, the direct result of limitations in space combined with the unusual dimensions of the property. This new destination for visitors to Chachoengsao is owned and operated by the same family that...

Himchori Residence / River & Rain

We both Love the integration of the green spaces, the water, steel glass and concrete! ----------------------------------------------------------- The natural configuration of adjacent Hills and a merely further vivid Sea, with their opulent strength and beauty was sole inspiration to conceptualize the project. In attaining an infinite view from...

The McGovern Residence

Love the water features! ----------------------------------------------- A landmark site, a radical client willing to take risks and a sensational builder, the dream commission. The south facing riverfront allotment was occupied by a very charming but exhausted 1940’s worker's cottage. The cottage was casually nestled between two mature trees,...