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Bringing Work Home: 9 Times Architects Designed for Themselves

09:30 - 26 August, 2018
Bringing Work Home: 9 Times Architects Designed for Themselves, Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma
Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma

Architects are often bound by the will of their client, reluctantly sacrificing and compromising design choices in order to suit their needs. But what happens when architects become their own clients? When architects design for themselves, they have the potential to test their ideas freely, explore without creative restriction, and create spaces which wholly define who they are, how they design, and what they stand for. From iconic architect houses like the Gehry Residence in Santa Monica to private houses that double as a public-entry museum, here are 9 fascinating examples of how architects design when they only have themselves to answer to.

Cien House / Pezo von Ellrichshausen. Image © Cristobal Palma Melnikov House. Image © Denis Esakov Gehry Residence. Image via netropolitan.org Lyon Housemuseum / Lyons. Image © Dianna Snape + 20

A' Design Award and Competition - Open Call: Building Structural Design Category 2017-2018

16:47 - 9 August, 2018
A' Design Award and Competition - Open Call: Building Structural Design Category 2017-2018, Housing from the ground to the sky The residential complex
Housing from the ground to the sky The residential complex

Housing from the ground to the sky The residential complex

Award Winning Design - BRONZE A DESIGN AWARD

In modern architecture, high-rise building and skyscrapers was proposed as one of the effective factors to urban problems. This proposed method causes so much problems in these cities conditions such as twinkling city skyline, environmental pollution, disturbing privacy and also undesirable view of the buildings lower in height, safety factors, communication problems, installation, Etc.
Skyscrapers, each trying to reach their peak in such a way that they aim to connect the earth to the sky. Somehow they are bridges from earth to sky.
Dome is one

The Small House of Universal Design Award

15:47 - 23 July, 2018
The Small House of Universal Design Award, official poster
official poster

Since its foundation in 1919 in Weimar, “Bauhaus” is not just the name of Walter Gropius' legendary school of building – it also stands for unprecedented ideas as well as for having the courage to create the future while considering present global and social issues.
The initial purpose was to create a school of building which would achieve a total work of art through its interdisciplinary ways.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Bauhaus, Universal Design will be hosting the architecture competition “The Small House of Universal Design Award” in 2019.
Seizing the concept of Germany's “Schrebergärten”, translating

Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects

12:00 - 22 July, 2018
Hybrid Homes: Living and Working Collide in These 26 Projects, Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office
Cortesía de Naoomi Kurozumi Architectural Photographic Office

© Tsukui Teruaki © Toshiyuki Yano © Vincent Hecht © Charles Davis Smith + 27

Normally, houses are divided into common areas, rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, sometimes the client demands to add other programs related to their work or hobbies, making efficient design and daily spatial distribution more complex. As architects, we are faced with an interesting challenge: to merge the private life of its inhabitants with more public and open programs, generating exciting mixed-use spaces.

If you are interested in designing hybrid homes, we have selected 26 houses with additions including shops, soccer fields, barns, greenhouses, and even skateparks.

The Dog House / Atelier About Architecture

00:00 - 10 July, 2018
The Dog House / Atelier About Architecture, © Haiting Sun
© Haiting Sun

© Haiting Sun © Haiting Sun © Haiting Sun © Haiting Sun + 25

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Ni Wang, Dawei Zhang, Daguang Shou
  • Lighting Design

    Dawei Zhang, Lei Wang
  • Photographer

    Haiting Sun
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Zaha Hadid’s Only Private Residential Project Rises Above A Russian Forest

14:00 - 10 April, 2018
Zaha Hadid’s Only Private Residential Project Rises Above A Russian Forest, Courtesy of OKO Group
Courtesy of OKO Group

On a hillside forest outside of Moscow, amongst 65-foot-high (20-meter-high) pine and birch trees, sits the only private house to be designed and built by Zaha Hadid in her lifetime. With a form defined by its natural surroundings, the Capital Hill Residence is divided into two components, one merging with the sloping hillside, and another “floating” 72 feet (22 meters) above ground to unlock spectacular views across the Russian forested landscape.

Courtesy of OKO Group Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of OKO Group Courtesy of OKO Group + 6

The Boundaryless / INSPIRATION GROUP

20:00 - 25 March, 2018
The Boundaryless / INSPIRATION GROUP, © Zaohui Huang
© Zaohui Huang

© Zaohui Huang © Zaohui Huang © Zaohui Huang © Zaohui Huang + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guangzhou, China
  • Design director

    Thomas Xie
  • Design Team

    Maggie Yu, James Jiang, Mafa Ye, Dina Ding, Jen Wang, Joyce Song
  • Area

    375.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

11 Houses With Gorgeous Double-Height Spaces

12:00 - 4 February, 2018
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

© Hiroyuki Oki © Rena Lorenz Cortesía de Seets + Spectacle © Ikuya Sasaki + 13

The private dwelling is a particularly favorable place in which to enjoy double-height spaces. This design strategy not only allows vertical spaces to be connected, but also enriches the functional and aesthetic possibilities of a building; often used in living rooms and kitchens, these spaces are designed to generate encounters between occupants. In this Photos of the Week selection, we present images by renowned photographers such as Kim Zwarts, Rena Lorenz, and Shigeo Ogawa.

Seacliff House / Michael C.F. Chan & Associates

20:00 - 1 December, 2017
Seacliff House / Michael C.F. Chan & Associates, © Paul Dyer
© Paul Dyer

© Paul Dyer © Paul Dyer © Paul Dyer © Paul Dyer + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Michael C.F. Chan, Jeffrey Hua Shen
  • Design Team

    Michael Chan, Jeffrey Shen, Ed Libe, Carlo Calabia, Fiona Jiang
  • Area

    5676.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

House W / KC Design Studio

23:00 - 23 November, 2017
House W / KC Design Studio, © SAM
© SAM

© SAM © SAM © SAM © SAM + 31

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Taipei , Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kuan-Huan Liu, Chun-Ta Tsao
  • Area

    198.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

    SAM

Residence of Hsieh / Platino Interior Design

23:00 - 10 November, 2017
Residence of Hsieh / Platino Interior Design, © Kevin Wu
© Kevin Wu

© Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu © Kevin Wu + 23

15 Houses and Their Inhabitants: The Best Photos of the Week

11:00 - 8 October, 2017
Cortesía de Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Cortesía de Atelier Vens Vanbelle

© Toby Scott © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Sasha Juliard © Isaac Ramírez Marín + 16

We are accustomed to seeing photographs in which architecture is recorded without any occupants, or perhaps captured only with models who give scale to the spaces shown. However, in recent years architectural photographers have increasingly decided to humanize the houses they document, presenting not only their architecture, but also those who inhabit these buildings. In this week's best photos, we present a selection of 15 houses captured by renowned photographers such as Luc Roymans, Adrien Williams and Fernando Schapochnik.

Call for Ideas: Sahara Eco House

01:00 - 6 October, 2017
Call for Ideas: Sahara Eco House, Sahara Eco House
Sahara Eco House

reTH!NKING team is delighted to introduce the new competition Sahara Eco House, The competition consists of the realization of a project that provides a new concept of housing in the existing environment based on the concepts of use of passive techniques that will provide a home with comfort and sufficient architectural quality.

Twisting Courtyard / ARCHSTUDIO

20:00 - 14 June, 2017
Twisting Courtyard / ARCHSTUDIO, Courtyard. Image © Weiqi Jin
Courtyard. Image © Weiqi Jin

Kitchen. Image © Weiqi Jin Entrance turn. Image © Weiqi Jin Room - tearoom mode. Image © Weiqi Jin Details. Image © Weiqi Jin + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    Han Wenqiang, Huang Tao
  • Main Materials

    Gray brick, oak panels
  • Area

    161.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

22 Skinny Houses With a Narrow Footprint and a Broad Impact

06:00 - 25 April, 2017

Skinny houses have a wider appeal than their footprint would suggest. With cities becoming denser, and land becoming rare and expensive, architects are increasingly challenged to design in urban infill spaces previously overlooked. Although designing within these unusual parameters can be difficult, they often require an individual, sensitive response, which can often lead to innovative, playful, even inspiring results. With that in mind, here are 22 houses with a narrow footprint, and a broad impact.

Call for Entries: Future House - Micro House

08:18 - 24 April, 2017
Call for Entries: Future House - Micro House, Future House: Micro House
Future House: Micro House

This international architectural idea competition invites all architecture students, young architects, and professionals related to architecture studies to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a Micro House. The competition seeks the creation of a Micro House with ideas and concepts in architectural design with site planning. Micro houses are the focal point in a broader system to address issues, concerns, and problems of the current day.

Hollywood: Design an Iconic Home of the Future

06:30 - 12 January, 2017
Hollywood: Design an Iconic Home of the Future

Arch Out Loud is partnering with Last House on Mulholland to host the HOLLYWOOD design competition. The competition asks participants to design a house of the future which demonstrates the use of innovative technology, integrative environmental strategies and capitalizes on the iconic prominence of its site beneath the famed Hollywood sign. The competition serves as a design charette generating ideas about the potential for what the site could become and how it can inspire the future of residential design.

Mrs. Fan's Plugin House / People's Architecture Office

19:00 - 7 December, 2016
Mrs. Fan's Plugin House / People's Architecture Office, © Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture Office
© Gao Tianxia / People’s Architecture Office