Archive for category: Property Inspiration

Frank Gehry’s ‘Benson House’: Los Angeles, California

15 Jan
January 15, 2013

The Benson House, 1981 – Frank Gehry, Architect The Frank Gehry-designed Benson House — a Calabasas historic landmark — reflects the architect’s “deconstructed village” style. One part of the residence contains the main living spaces, another has the sleeping quarters, and the two are connected by wood bridges and exterior corridors. A palette of materials such […]

Property Inspiration: S_House – Auckland, New Zealand

10 Jan
January 10, 2013

S_House The parti of S_House divides the long thin lot into two gardens, challenging the conventional diagram of the front and back yard of the typical suburban house. The house becomes the active space between the gardens, and offers the occupants multiple views and sectional level changes as they move through the site. Designed for […]

Property Inspiration: Log Cabin – Lake Simcoe, Ontario

01 Jan
January 1, 2013

Nestled into a slope on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe, this one room sleeping log cabin is a simple but sophisticated Canadian bunkie, evoking the “primitive hut” of branches constructed in the wilderness. The clients desired a private retreat from the main cottage further up the hill that would also enhance their enjoyment of […]

Property Inspiration: Converted Defence Tower, Suffolk

28 Nov
November 28, 2012

This unique converted defence tower was designed by Piercy&Co. They have written the following about how they changed a historic relic into a private residence. Converting a Napoleonic defence tower built in 1808 into a 21st Century private residence was a demanding brief. As a Scheduled Monument on the At Risk register and located in […]

Property Inspiration: Bogbain Mill in Lochussie, Dingwall

19 Nov
November 19, 2012

Bogbain Mill was a project that incorporates the ruins of a former mill. Combining the old walls with the new constructions and insertions in the fabric, it is intended to clearly articulate the modern additions set against the solid stone walls of the mill. The internal courtyard has become the focus for the house, and all […]

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