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Outdoor living with pool and light table.

Loft apartment in Copenhagen.

Natural outdoor living space with pool.

Four eyes house by Edward Ogosta Architecture.

Location:  Coachella Valley, California.
A weekend desert residence for a family and their dog, the Four Eyes House is an exercise in site-specificexperiential programming.  Rather than planning the house according to a domestic functional program, the building was designed foremost as an instrument for intensifying a number of onsite phenomenal events.
Four “sleeping towers” are oriented towards four spatiotemporal viewing experiences: morning sunrise to the east, mountain range to the south, evening city lights to the west, and nighttime stars overhead.  Each tower contains a compact top-floor bedroom, sized only for the bed, and each with a unique aperture directed towards the view. These bedrooms are equally-sized and unassigned, such that the family’s sleeping locations can be rotated based on each individual’s desired viewing experience. Vertical circulation within the towers is similarly particularized (e.g. ladders, spiral stair, switchback stair, or shallow-riser stair).  Ground-floor common spaces form a loose connective field between the discrete tower volumes, and offer a more permeable relationship to the landscape.
The sensations of sleeping and waking are thus inflected by the building’s foregrounding of intensified onsite experiential events.  By sleeping in a room elevated off the ground and open to the stars, one might inhabit a deep pocket of silence for a few moments, and perhaps even perceive the movement of the Earth, as it slowly rotates beneath the stars.

 

Town hall hotel in London.

Infinity pool with candlesticks.

Suite bedroom with living, pool and terrace with sea view.

Bedroom with sea view.

Bathroom with terrace front sea.

Abstraction Active Loft by Smoothcore Architects

18/08/2012 1 comment

Smoothcore Architects designed Abstraction Active Loft located in Paris, France.

 

Nevis Garden Pavillion by Robert M. Gurney.

Located in a neighborhood bordering Washington, DC, this suburban site has the advantage of being located adjacent to woodlands. A contemporary house surrounded by mature trees and manicured gardens anchors the site. A new swimming pool, stone walls, and terraces located behind the existing house organize the rear yard and establishes a dialogue between the existing house and a new pavilion. New paths, trees and structured plantings reinforce the geometry.

 

Abstraction Active Loft by Smoothcore Architects.

Bedroom In The Waterhouse At South Bund by Neri & Hu.

Infinity pool with floating candles and living space.

Beach Huts in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

Outdoor living and louge area with pool.

Lounge area with infinity pool.

14/08/2012 1 comment

Beach house cottage.

Guertin Boatport.

The Guertin Boatport is a two-storey, open-air floating dock and fixed boardwalk situated on Storm Bay in western Ontario.
Composed primarily of reflective surfaces, the structure’s fragmented vertical planes scatter and redirect light reflecting off of the lake surface. Perforated materials shield winds and obscure views while allowing extended views of the lake and the surrounding Canadian Shield.
The dock and viewing deck are accessed by an extruded aluminum plank boardwalk following the profile of the rocky shore. Flexible, hinged joints accommodate the rise and fall of water levels and the freeze/thaw cycles of ice. The structure consists of custom designed, cold-formed steel C-channels, pressure treated joists and composite decking. The upper deck is lowered around its edges to keep the lake view clear and unobstructed by the stainless steel cable guards.

Villa Amanzi, Sumptuous House on the Rocks.

Villa Amanzi is a stunning six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea.
This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer.
The contemporary design features ultra modern architecture and interiors that combine to provide guests with the optimal environment to relax and unwind in unspoilt luxury.
Villa Amanzi is managed by luxury resort operator Paresa, offering villa guests the service and standards of a luxury resort within their own exclusive private luxury villa.

 

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