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The Tsunami House by Designs Northwest Architects

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Designs Northwest Architects have recently completed the Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State, a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood zone.

The 887 square foot main living level is be located 5′ above grade and the foundations are designed on pilings to withstand high velocity tsunami wave action. The lower 748 square foot space is designed with walls able to break away in the event of a storm surge.

The exterior materials of the house are durable and low maintenance; architectural concrete columns are left exposed and the exterior siding is a mixture of composite and galvanized standing seam panels and aluminum windows. The lower level floor is polished concrete with radiant in floor heat and the ceilings are covered with western red cedar to add warmth to the otherwise industrial feeling of the lower level...

 



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16s3d's curator insight, January 4, 6:30 AM

Je reste dubitatif face à la prétention humaine de maîtriser la forece des événements naturels...

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 8, 5:40 PM

Tsunami House, located on Camano Island in Washington State, a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood zone.

The 887 square foot main living level is be located 5′ above grade and the foundations are designed on pilings to withstand high velocity tsunami wave action. The lower 748 square foot space is designed with walls able to break away in the event of a storm surge.

Betty Fitzgerald's curator insight, January 9, 6:06 PM

I'm helping friends on a beach cottage remodel. I counted, it's 132 steps from the beach. I dearly love Oregon's beach cottages. And I equally fear the Cascadia Subduction Zone! This looks awesome and er, expensive. :/

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Modular, Green Tree House Design in Portugal

Modular, Green Tree House Design in Portugal | Architecture and Architectural Jobs | Scoop.it

Portuguese architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade have realized a modular tree house for the Pedras Salgadas Park.

The innovative project challenges pre-established concepts associated with modular construction, making use of new technology and lightweight, flexible construction.

The materials gives a sense of connection with nature and establishes the symbiosis between house and Park. Native slate and wood promote integration within the site, as sustainability and ecology were significant concerns during the project development. Reinforced insulation, heating systems, water reuse, water solar panels, low consumption lighting (using LED technology) were among the strategies used...


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+node by UID Architects | Fukuyama, Japan

+node by UID Architects | Fukuyama, Japan | Architecture and Architectural Jobs | Scoop.it
A family sought a light-filled residence on a sloped site in southern Japan with a design incorporating the lush greenery below.


The t-shaped house consists of two perpendicular rectilinear steel-frame volumes clad in cedar. The upper level terminates on the south in a dramatic cantilever that hovers more than 30 feet above the ground and is pierced at the end to allow a tree to grow up through the structure. The lower level is half-submerged in the embankment below.

A terrace on the roof of the master suite can be entered from the main level. Raw plywood walls and pale cherry floors unify the spare interior, while skylights and large glazed expanses frame views of the surrounding forest.


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Contemporary Green Design: Merricks House by Robson Rak Architects

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Robson Rak Architects have designed a house on a 10-acre farm located in Merricks North near Melbourne, Australia. The property was bought as a weekender with the intention of building a new house with enough room for their family to grow and enjoy through the generations.


From the architects: 

In accordance to the client’s desire for simplicity and material honesty, the house has been reduced to a modest palette of earth, glass and timber. The majority of the internal walls are rammed earth, creating a beautiful, warm, textural look and feel.

The walls are 400mm thick with an internal strip of 100mm thick foam insulation, assisting the natural qualities of the rammed earth in maintaining a consistent internal temperature. The R-value of the walls up to a very high level, and the double-glazing of all windows and doors assists the building in being extremely environmentally efficient as attested by our clients. The high thermal mass of these walls has made the house thermally efficient. Openable windows on the east, west, north and south allows cross ventilation.


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Window Revival's comment, July 17, 2013 12:18 AM
A really lovely home. Rustic yet very modern.
aboali's comment, July 17, 2013 5:04 AM
that nice desing
Suzy Koch's curator insight, August 2, 2013 8:17 PM

Love all the great features in this contemporary green design!

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House L by Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten

House L by Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten | Architecture and Architectural Jobs | Scoop.it

House L, located in Oosterhout, The Netherlands, is a spacious home with a design that takes the landscape into consideration and creates a strong connection to the environment.


From Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten:

“The existing landscape, the orientation to the rural surroundings and the planning conditions were the deciding factors in the siting of the dwelling at the rear of the plot. The ground floor was raised with respect to the current ground level, with large glass surfaces positioned to look out over the rural landscape and terraces running the length of the building with an unbroken roof surface on corbelling, all of which allow the outer space to be experienced to the full. At the same time, the large roof projections are designed to prevent too much light entering.

Vertical Western Red Cedar boarding was chosen for the façade cladding, and the roof has a moss-sedum roof covering. The restrained detailing combined with the shape and the materials chosen give House L an ultra-modern appearance, but one that is entirely at home in its rural surroundings.”


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Gareth Williams-Wynn's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:51 AM

This site is always an inspiration for me. I like the way that this design deals with the landscape and the way that the building sits lightly on the ground.

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Casa Transportable house ÁPH80 by Ábaton

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Casa Transportable house ÁPH80 by Ábaton that fits on the back of a lorry and moved by road, with cement board walls and hinged panels.

Ábaton chose dimensions of nine by three metres to provide just enough space for two people and also allow the transportable house to be hoisted onto the back of a truck.

Externally the home is clad entirely in grey cement-board panels that hinge open to reveal sliding glass doors in the front and windows to the sides.

More details and photos at the link. 


 


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Pre's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:36 PM

This is a unique house, it looks like a box but it totally different. 

IrineLogs's comment, September 4, 2013 7:36 AM
Nice!
Mehdi BH's comment, September 5, 2013 10:39 AM
Great Idea :)
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Grand Canyon Skywalk

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This is a great series of photographs of the unusual installation “Skywalk” at the top of the Grand Canyon.


Opened in March 2007, this bridge-shaped horseshoe has a glass floor, and people can walk on.

Beautiful photographs to discover in the future...


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Minimalist Gottshalden House Blending With The Green Surroundings

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Overlooking Lake Zürich, in Winterthur, Switzerland, the Gottshalden House is a relaxing three-storey home.


The house’s exterior is all covered in timber cladding. Located in a tranquil and quiet site and surrounded by a beautiful green scenery, the picturesque home was designed by Rossetti + Wyss Architekten. The simple, angular dream-like house integrates perfectly into the landscape, unveiling a breezy and uncluttered interior.

The L-shaped floor plan boasts oak plank ceilings and flush-mounted windows that offer framed views of the surroundings. Wood is the main material used to define the interior, which is well-ventilated and flooded with light.


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Keven Holt's curator insight, July 15, 2013 2:08 PM

Here's a great house design. But, then again, I've always loved minalist design.