Two Pavilions House Design, Modern House was designed by Johannsen and Associates, located in Sydney. To maximise the aspect of expansive views from the Spit Bridge to North Sydney, this five bedroom residence is conceived as two pavilion-style wings joined at the entry stairwell. With a protected central courtyard, shady terraces and a sunny pool loggia, the outdoor spaces open to different parts of the site and garden. Passive heating and cooling and natural ventilation help minimise use of A/C, and solar pool heating and 24,000L rainwater tanks have been integrated into this spacious family home. (more…)
West Marin House, Minimalist House Design with Glass and Wood in Walls by Fernau and Hartman Architects
West Marin House, Minimalist House Design with Glass and Wood in Walls, designed by Fernau and Hartman Architects. This of house is a gentle wooded slope that rises above a lake in northern California and see the light filtered through the canopy of the forest and the trees to the Coast Mountains beyond. Given a natural and very attractive, our goal was to design a building separated from his site, where internal and external distinctions are so fluid to become doubtful. (more…)
Jameson House, Green House was designed by Foster and Partners, located in Vancouver, Canada. Developed in response to the local climate, the concept for Jameson House has been sensitive to seasonal sun paths, prevailing winds, humidity levels, air temperatures and precipitation rates specific to the location. Directional wind profiles and solar exposure have been used to help determine the facade design and external building form to achieve lower thermal loads and opportunities for open balconies and natural ventilation. Jameson House will also be a green building in a more literal sense. The top of the tower, the balconies, and a roof terrace at level 4 will be green spaces, introducing planting and trees to the precinct area, irrigated naturally via a rainwater harvesting system. (more…)
Applecross is an elite suburb of Perth, Australia with great views on Swan River. This house for family who often hosts guests was designed by Jackson Clements Burrows. It is divided into two halves – Verandah (the western side of the house) and Enclosure (the eastern side of the house). The western side characterized by double height space enclosed by operable louvers which control natural ventilation and shading levels. It’s mostly occupied during the day and evening. The eastern side hosts the kitchen, garage, bedrooms, study and bathrooms. There are also the dining room and various lounge areas which flow into outdoor space. The translucent roof is striped with timber battens and the floors are a warm dark timber. Cross-ventilation cools the spaces while passive solar energy heats them.