This 4,000-square-foot Durham house is designed to accommodate the Brinegar family’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle and provide them with room to entertain, studio space, and gallery walls to display their art.
The Winnwood project did not start with the goal of pursuing LEED Platinum certification or becoming a zero-energy residence – the original intent was to create a sustainable, efficient home.
A restful man cave detaches from the hustle-bustle concrete jungle, a primeval model which is modernized by minimalist means and suffused with deep color scheme of forest and concepts of nature wilderness.
This concrete vacation house is located on the banks of the river Hvítá, a two-hour drive east from Reykjavik. The site is a moss-covered hilly area with views over a quiet bend in the glacial river in the spring; the river floats icebergs from the glacier through the nearby bend in the river, toward the sea some 100 kilometers away.
Jvantspijker Architects have designed a sturdy cube-shaped house in the centre of Rotterdam. With its spatial 3-dimensional layout the building allows a modern family to meet the paradoxical demands of urban life. The house provides community as well as privacy to its inhabitants and it is both connected to and sheltered from the street and the surrounding city.
Anchored to a rocky slope and looking out over expansive water views, this house is the expression of the clients’ desire to connect to both the immediate landscape and the view beyond. Stacked boxes that end in large lift-slide doors direct each interior to specific views.