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Balhannah House Design by Max Pritchard Architect

July 10, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

Balhannah House, Design by Max Pritchard Architect. This substantial home is set in a backdrop of large gum trees with views over endless rolling hills of pasture and vineyards. The long thin form facing north maximizes the use of the sun for winter heating. External louvers over the terrace, may be adjusted for summer shade. Photovoltaic cells on the roof generate electricity, and incorporate a unique feature allowing excess heat to be ducted down to the house to aid winter heating. Roof water is collected in a large underground tank, for use throughout the house.Timber, corrugated iron, stone and weathered steel provide a timeless rural quality in a contemporary style.

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Stockholm Library in Sweeden, by Studio ST Architect

July 05, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Stockholm Library, located in Sweeden, designed by Studio ST Architect. When looking for intelligent structural solutions we sought to use the inherent structural logic of the library – the bookshelf. Instead of creating a building and filling it with book structures (shelves) why not use the book structures as a building structure? This programmatic structure combined with the site constraint led to the development of the overall structure: eight large cores support a three-meter high space frame. Off of this preliminary structure a dense grid of 1×2 meter steel cables is suspended. This grid extends throughout the building to support everything from the façade to the book shelves. The cores shift from their original grids to keep a six meter distance from the subway tunnel below grade.

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Slice House, in Atlanta by Studio ST Architect

July 05, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

Slice House, located in Atlanta, United States, designed by Studio ST Architect. The house is an extruded box from which slices were cut to reduce the square footage and create an intelligent and beautiful house. Cuts into the basic form reveal its shape and functions. A slice in the front of the house places the carport on an incline and conceals the parked car from the street. A large opposing slice on the south side removes a volume to create a covered sun deck. A number of other slices give form to the entry, dining room, and several windows.The sum of the slices is a set of spaces simple in their design and materials yet spatially intriguing. Each window was carefully placed to maximize the home’s connection to nature and light.

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The Slice House is a comfortable family home for a small lot of 25 ft x 100 ft with a footprint of 16 ft x50 ft. The total enclosed heated area is 1400 sq ft. In addition, there is a covered carport wedged directly under the house with a convenient stair to the entry foyer. A covered deck on the south side extends the great room, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor living area.

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L-shaped House with Beach View by Nathan Good Architect

June 30, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

This L-shaped House with Beach View is designed by by Nathan Good Architect, located in Oregon beach.
Cannon Beach Residence is designed by Nathan Good Architect with sustainability in mind. It provides more energy that it consumes. That is possible because of 5kWh rooftop photovoltaic system and 12-inch-thick concrete walls. There are also solar-thermal tubes that provide hot water and a ground-source heat pump that warms and cools the air. The house is L-shaped and wrapped around Sitka spruce that’s 38 inches in diameter. Recycled materials were used during construction and the house is designed to last multiply generations. It perfectly blends into the forested hillside thanks to its sedum-sprouting green roof. One side of the house has views of Haystack Rock while the other – views of the beach. A lot of windows provide the house with plenty of the natural light.

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The Muswell House Design with Very Small Carbon Footprint by Adrian James

June 23, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Home Design

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A distinctive curved roof house has been spotted in Piddington, Oxfordshire, and architect Adrian James is behind this. Awarded a commendation at the Clay Roof Tile Council’s 2008 Clay Roofing Awards, The Muswell House was able to make use of its roof to maximize the internal space. A stunning architectural example, Adrian has supplemented a contemporary looking wall of glass to the direct illuminated open living room. Featuring a ground source heat pump and a heat recovery ventilation system , the Muswell house is a stylish eco statement with a very small carbon footprint.

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