By Robyn Beaver
Publish yr note: First released in 2010
21st Century homes: a hundred and fifty of the World's Best bargains a bumper choice of striking modern designs in stunning, modern color spreads. From modest to large and every thing among, those homes characteristic the newest developments in development and inside layout and supply a revealing glimpse of what it's prefer to stay in the most striking homes within the world.
Locations contain the us, united kingdom, India, Germany, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil,Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Japan, the Bahamas,Mexico, Canada, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, UAE, Slovenia, Argentina,South Africa, Austria, Malaysia, and more.
More than a hundred of the world's so much well-liked architects are featured, together with U.S.architects Swatt | Miers, Marmol Radziner, Olson Kundig Architects, LPA Inc,and Moore Ruble Yudell; ecu architects Jarmund Vigsnaes, Paul de Ruiter,Marc Kohler Architects, Damiliano Studio, and K-M Architects; and South American architects Marcio Kogan, Una Arquitectos, FGMF, BAK Arquitectos, and Artadi Arquitectos.
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Lighting. An open shelf with slender steel columns functions as bookcase and room divider. A portion of the original gabled roof was replaced with an extended plane of the same angle, resulting in a continuous upwardly sweeping surface. This new roof element was folded up and, after replacing the existing stucco wall with a 50-foot-wide, mullionless wall of glass, the rear façade became a seamless glazed surface that opens up to the existing landscape and pool. The ceiling was designed to slope from a height of 7 feet on one side to 11 feet on the other with a plywood panel system housing seemingly randomly placed slots for track light ﬁxtures.
The design of the house maximizes access to the view, with all the main living spaces looking out over it. The almost 7,000-square-foot house is divided by a water feature and a pool, which became the central design element of the project. It begins adjacent to the driveway as a water wall around which the entry sequence is wrapped. Upon ascending to the main level of the house, the water element becomes an ornamental pool before dropping into the spa below, after which it becomes a 75-foot-long lap pool, the end of which is cantilevered over the slope into the view.
The 10- by 16-foot white box is supported on one side by an existing retaining wall and on the other by a wall built from local rocks. The other main spaces are the access yard between the box and the retaining wall, the courtyard between the box and the rock, and the void under the box. 7 5 6 Second floor plan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 2 Access yard Courtyard Kitchen and living Bathroom Bedroom TV Closet 4 3 1 2m First floor plan 53 Brick-Weave House Chicago, Illinois, USA Studio Gang Architects Photography: Steve Hall, Hedrich-Blessing This house sits on the footprint of a century-old stable in Chicago’s West Side.
21st Century Houses: 150 of the World's Best by Robyn Beaver