The design for the Caterpillar House, sited on the softly rolling hills of the Santa Lucia Preserve, sought to accentuate a connection to the land. Having lived in a Cliff May home, the client came to the project with a love of modern ranch houses and looking for an environmentally-conscious response to a beautiful site. […]
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Wheeler Kearns Architects have designed the Lake Shore Drive House in Chicago, Illinois.
Located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, this single family residence on Lake Shore Drive opens directly onto the parkway with unobstructed views of Lake Michigan.The house takes its form from its site; the base of the residence is rendered as a solid mass, forming a plinth that grounds the house on its prominent corner location. The plinth is carved into and becomes more open towards the lake side of the house. An interlocking volume that rises from the plinth reinforces the opening toward the lake; as the volume springs from the plinth, a double-high aperture is created that provides an expansive view from the living room towards Lake Michigan.
The split-level plan creates spaces of various scales and experiences that share in the east view towards the park and lake.
Hamburg-based studio Rost Niderehe Architects have designed this 1,184 square foot contemporary houseboat on the Eilbek canal in Hamburg, Germany. “The original idea has been to design a houseboat that essentially has the character of a boat in combination with the comfort of a traditional family home. The formal architectural language should be clear and […]
The Casa Grécia by Isay Weinfeld is located on a large corner plot of land with plenty of natural vegetation where an Eco-system of 1,900 square meters of plants exist within the São Paulo home. The only visible portion of the home is a short concrete structure with a vibrant yellow door. A green Ivy plant climbs […]
Beaver Street Reprise
San Francisco, California, USA
Beaver Street Reprise is a conceptually modern house that fits contextually into a Victorian neighbourhood. It contains an apartment, an office, and a split-level living area that opens onto a deck with sod roof. The building is designed by Craig Steely Architecture which is a studio based in San Francisco. Not only is it well designed and good to look at, but the professional photography also really makes it stand out from the large number of architecture showcases out there. You can check out their site for further inspiring projects.