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Contertainer

December 27, 2010
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I’m not a big fan of using used container units as architecture but this project has re-opened my eyes to the possibilities of container unit architecture.  Although, I don’t particularly want to live in a container unit house this solution called “Contertainer”,  by dpavilion architects of Surabaya, Indonesia is a very cool and fun social architectural solution.

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House in Meco

December 22, 2010
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This house by Portuguese studio Jorge Mealha Arquitecto features white rendered volumes sat atop a stone structure, located by a beach on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal.  What a wonderful use of natural light especially  at the split level entrance space which is bathed in natural light.  I love the harmonious use of the natural materials and the modern clean line materials to help set up a successful story in volumetric juxtaposition.

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The Walensee House

October 28, 2010
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Every house should have these views.  Modern architecture meets the high mountain ranges of Switzerland.  K M Architektur designed this modern interpretation of the mountain house overlooking Lake Walensee in Switzerland.

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Casa Barone

September 10, 2010
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What a great example of  “less is more”.  This house designed by Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Architects in Ingarö-Evlinge, Sweden is a beautiful solution that is extremely mature and sophisticated by its simplicity.

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Morumbi Residence

September 3, 2010
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One of our clients has challenged us to not design their lighting with what they call “a runways of recessed can light fixtures”.  This modern house that Drucker Arquitetura designed the in São Paulo, Brazil has a very nice lighting solution that avoids the expected “runway of recessed can light fixtures”.   As these images can attest, it can be accomplished.  Now the question is, can it be accomplished in Charlotte, NC.   You Betcha…..

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Fish House by Guz Architects

August 26, 2010
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Wow!  Check out this very cool / open house in Singapore by Guz Architects.

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City View Residence

March 26, 2010
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Dick Clark Architecture have completed the City View residence in Austin, Texas.  Inspired by the clients’ desire to live in a house that reflects their values and lifestyle, the house takes an architecturally minimal approach with simple massing, an understated material palette, and large expanses of glass.  I love the openness of the plan and the visual connection to the urban core off in the distance.  It’s the little details that pull this piece of architecture together.  Even carrying the same materials from the inside to the outside adds to its design depth.

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