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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 ZwartsRena 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

22:00 - 23 November, 2017
House W / KC Design Studio, © SAM
© SAM

© SAM © SAM © SAM © SAM + 31

  • Architects

  • 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

22:00 - 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 RoymansAdrien 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 © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi
Courtyard. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi

Kitchen. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi Entrance turn. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi Room - tearoom mode. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi Details. Image © Wang Ning, Jin Weiqi + 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

Call for Entries: "House in Forest 2017"

17:00 - 4 December, 2016
Call for Entries: "House in Forest 2017", The Cover Image
The Cover Image

Have you ever imagined living in a house surrounded by the forest? Here is a competition to realize your dreams. The competition will be started very soon and seeks to explore the fantastic ides of architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment. We also encourage the creation of new living style which is not only limited for houses, but also can be like pavilions, structures, or landscape.

Zhu’an Residence / Zhaoyang Architects

20:00 - 23 March, 2016
Zhu’an Residence / Zhaoyang Architects, © Hao Chen
© Hao Chen

© Hao Chen © Hao Chen © Hao Chen © Hao Chen + 26

Call for Entries: A House for William Shakespeare

11:54 - 10 March, 2016
Call for Entries: A House for William Shakespeare

The University of Architecture and Urbanism "Ion Mincu" in Bucharest, Romania, together with ICARCH Gallery, launches a new international architectural competition, on the occasion of 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. Please read below the brief for this competition. 

Open Call: BEE / HOUSE / LAB: International Design Competition

12:02 - 4 March, 2016
Open Call: BEE / HOUSE / LAB: International Design Competition

 

BEE / HOUSE / LAB, is an international design competition open to students and designers in the field of environmental design, architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and other related fields. The competition calls for a design of a bee house prototype that can be fabricated and deployed for field testing. Up to ten designs selected by the Design Jury will be fabricated (30 prototypes per design) and deployed (300 houses), to study their space-form-habitat performances. 

 

AD Classics: Palazzo Santa Sofia / The Ca d’Oro

05:00 - 15 February, 2016
AD Classics: Palazzo Santa Sofia / The Ca d’Oro, The Ca d'Oro from the Grand Canal. Image © Wolfgang Moroder
The Ca d'Oro from the Grand Canal. Image © Wolfgang Moroder

Sitting on the northern bank of Venice's Grand Canal is a great house whose ornately carved marble facade only hints at its original splendor. The Palazzo Santa Sofia—or the Ca D’Oro (House of Gold), as it is also known—is one of the most notable examples of late Venetian Gothic architecture, which combined the existing threads of Gothic, Moorish, and Byzantine architecture into a unique aesthetic that symbolized the Venetian Republic’s cosmopolitan mercantile empire. Built to serve as the grand residence of wealthy Venetian businessman and politician Marin Contarini, the palazzo has seen a number of owners and renovations over its lifetime before ultimately coming to serve as a museum for medieval painting and sculpture.[1]

© Jean-Pierre Dalbera Image of the Ca d'Oro via shutterstock.com. Image via Shutterstock user InavanHateren Courtesy of Wikimedia user Madpack Courtesy of Wikimedia user Godromil + 10