Site size: 6,297 square feet Project size: 3,143 square feet Program: A four-bedroom house for a family of five. Location: A suburban street in Sydney, Australia. Solution: The two-story brick house is organized around a central interior courtyard, which is enclosed by the living and dining areas, with the master bedroom tucked into one corner. In back, a sliding glass door off the living room opens out to a garden. There are additional bedrooms and a playroom upstairs. Construction methods: Load-bearing masonry; painted brickwork. Architect: Bennett and Trimble Suite 6, Level 2, 24 Hickson Rd Sydney NSW Australia +61299178700 email@example.com
Site size: 806 square feet Project size: 2,314 square feet Program: The client requested a mixed-use building containing retail on the ground floor and living space above. Location: A shopping street in downtown Tokyo that had been in decline is now undergoing a rapid transformation, with numerous building renovation and infrastructure projects under way, including widening the sidewalk. Solution: The four-story building contains a noodle shop on the ground floor, the client's residence on the second floor, and a pair of duplex two-bedroom rental units on the third and fourth floors. The architects sought to create a 'moderate conspicuousness' for
Though inspiration sometimes emerges slowly, it can also flash unexpectedly, like a bolt of lightning'as it did the first time architects Julie Snow and Matthew Kreilich caught a glimpse of their clients' site along Minnesota's Lake Minnetonka.
Asked to design a modern cabin for a couple with passions for music and art, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, firm Anmahian Winton Architects created an ensemble of structures that is equal parts rustic and refined.
Project size: 2,368 square feet. Program: A vacation house for a young family of four. Location: In the Tequendama region known for its mild climate, a few hours drive from Bogota. Solution: Two rectangular volumes are perched on a sloping site overlooking a verdant landscape. The lower volume contains the living areas, which are enclosed by wood louvered screens and open onto a terrace and a pool. Above are three bedrooms; a west-facing balcony is recessed within the geometric volume to provide shelter from the sun. Construction methods: Reinforced concrete and steel structure; plastered brick walls; metal and wood folding
Site size: 5,382 square feet. Project size: 6,997 square feet. Program: A family living in Mexico City asked Jose Juan Rivera Rio and his firm to design a modern house with ample privacy for family and space for guests. Location: The house occupies a narrow walled-in site in a residential section of the city, Lomas de Chapultepec. Solution: The architects, inspired by 1960s modernist architecture, designed a rectilinear house featuring thick, concrete or stone walls and deep overhangs. Lush vegetation outdoors and wood floors and slatted screens inside provide a warm contrast to the textured, board-formed concrete structure. A discreet
Site size: 8,140 square feet. Project size: 9,688 square feet (3,230 square feet per townhouse). Program: A complex of three residential townhouses distributed on four levels, which accommodates 4-6 occupants per dwelling. Location: A sloping hill facing south with a view of Lake Avándaro. Solution: The four levels are terraced down the hill with interior spaces opening onto private terraces, and connected by a cascade of stairs. Construction methods: Concrete frame with brick walls and a minimal palette of inexpensive low-maintenance materials using local labor. Architect: Dellekamp Arquitectos Celaya 26 Loc.2 Colonia Condesa CP 06100, México DF, México Tel: [52