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Peninsula Residence, House with Lake View in Lake Austin by Bercy Chen Studio

July 24, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Beach House Design, Home Design, luxury home design, Modern Home

Peninsula Residence, House with Lake View, designed by Bercy Chen Studio, located in Lake Austin, Texas, United States. The project begins with a 1980′s home-builder house fronting on lake austin. The original design did not harness views to the lake and Mount Bonnell, nor did it respect the ecological sensitivity of its site. The challenge was to develop a sensitive and inventive result out of a pre-existing condition. Through the use of glass, steel, detailing and light the home has been adaptively reinvented. Reflection, translucency, color and geometry conspire to bring natural light deep into the house. A new solarium, pool, and vegetative roof are tuned to interact with the natural context. Exterior materials and refined detailing of the roof structure give the volume clean lines and a bold presence, while abstracting the form of the original dormers and gable roof. Further connecting the home to its site, the roof begins to dissolve where a glass clad chimney and slatted wood screen stand in relief against the sky. [ View Annie Residence by Bercy Chen Studio ]

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Countryside House Design by Benjamín Murúa Architects, in Chile

June 07, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Countryside House Design by Benjamín Murúa Architects, in Chile 1

This Countryside House is Designed by Benjamín Murúa Architects, located in Chile.
The gallery took the place of the core circulation connecting all the areas but also acts as a place to stay because of its width and orientation to the morning sun and the hills. On the other side, the corridor was extended to the garden overlooking the valley and protected from the heat during summer days. Once the gates that contain the space are opened, the garden blends with the landscape. To give a fresh look to the 20th century Chilean architectural elements, contemporary materials were used. New technologies focus on constructive details and materials like glass, steel, wood and concrete were included.

Countryside House Design by Benjamín Murúa Architects, in Chile 2

The objective of the project was to reuse and emphasise some elements of the Chilean houses of the early 20th century that were present in the pre-existing building such as patios, galleries and open corridors. The operation was to extend the 2 circulations to the north so as to integrate all with a second “L” where the new 3 bedrooms were included, connecting the old part to the new one with a threshold.

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Countryside House Design by Benjamín Murúa Architects, in Chile 4

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