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Connected to the Landscape: Contemporary Home in Andros, Greece by Klab Architecture

Connected to the Landscape:  Contemporary Home in Andros, Greece by Klab Architecture | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
The country house in the island of Andros sits on a remarkable site of hidden and evident beauty.
With the sloping topography dominant, architects had to follow the path between the trees and to execute a design that would maintain the site as much as possible. The decision was to create a very open house with a protected inner courtyard, designed to maintain privacy and to protect from the elements. The house is situated vertically, with stone retaining walls creating a barrier between the inner space and the country road, allowing views of the city and the sea.
Coming from dense cities, the design highlights the calmness and serenity of the countryside and allows inhabitants to be as close to nature as possible. Large windows bring the outside in, making this beautiful design a house for all seasons...
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Parametric World: Diagrams, structures and patterns (design, biology, landscape, science, architecture...)

Parametric World: Diagrams, structures and patterns  (design, biology, landscape, science, architecture...) | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Brilliant compilation of diagrams, sketches, models, structures and patterns related to several fields (design, biology, landscape, science, architecture...) with parametricism and organicism as common factors, by Marta Krivosheek.


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Quinta Do Vallado Winery Hotel by Guedes + DeCampos

Quinta Do Vallado Winery Hotel by Guedes + DeCampos | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Guedes + DeCampos have designed the Quinta Do Vallado Winery Hotel in Vilarinho dos Freires, Peso da Régua, Portugal. The project for the new Rural Hotel at Quinta do Vallado fits in a strategy that balances the need for expansion of the existing facilities of with the correct integration into the landscape so that the solution, as a whole, has a minimal impact. The two strands linked to wine – production and leisure – are addressed in a single project with a distinctive and contemporary language.

Given the strong impact of the surrounding landscape, characterized by a natural architecture that gives the area a singular character – World Heritage – the resort hotel project focuses on solving the insertion of a new volume conditioned by a long and impressive wall in shale, which draws a sharp curve on the ground...


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Biomimicry: Using Nature To Improve Industrial Design

Fans use an enormous amount of the world's electricity. But Jay Harmon's spiral-inspired model works like most of the natural world--nearly effortlessly.

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‘Mud Manifesto’ Offers Example of Sustainable Building

‘Mud Manifesto’ Offers Example of Sustainable Building | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

Designed by students enrolled in Professor Syd Carpenter’s “The Container in Architecture” class at Swarthmore, the wall is an exploration into the uses of clay, sustainable design, and collaboration. Taking the properties of clay from a smaller object, like a mug or a vase, and trying to replicate those same properties in designing a larger structure was one of the core objectives for the six students studying under Carpenter.


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Biophilic Design at the High Line: 510 West 22nd Street by COOKFOX Architects

Biophilic Design at the High Line: 510 West 22nd Street by COOKFOX Architects | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

COOKFOX designs a biophilic office building along the High Line that looks to connect with nature and serve as the next version of the sustainable workplace...


While One Bryant Park—the firm’s groundbreaking Platinum LEED tower—distinguished itself on the city skyline with a glacial, shard-like glass profile- 510 West 22nd Street responds directly to the neighboring elevated-rail-turned-urban-park and seeks to connect tenants with the landscape.

The building’s glass curtain wall has dark metal mullions that reflect the High Line’s steel structure and brise-soleils that reduce glare and mitigate heat. The building also has a High Line of its own with a rooftop garden, complete with mobile planters on train tracks.

Inside, high ceilings, abundant daylight, and an under-floor ventilation system create a healthy environment. Views were optimized by cantilevering the floor slabs, making way for unbroken expanses of glass on the perimeter. Operable windows provide access to fresh air and let in the sounds of the birds who live in the High Line’s birch thicket just outside.

 

510 will seek a LEED Platinum rating, banking not just on the energy saving measures of its high-performance envelope and efficient mechanical systems, but on the strides it takes in establishing an environment conducive to the health and well-being of its human inhabitants...


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Small sustainable design on North Stradbroke Island

Small sustainable design on North Stradbroke Island | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

The architecture of these detached holiday retreats on North Stradbroke Island encapsulates a recent trend towards small, sustainable house design. Paul Butterworth Architect designed the homes in response to a brief requiring cost-effective, versatile design that was carefully tuned to the Stradbroke climate and lifestyle.

Designed to accommodate both large gatherings or an intimate couples retreat, central decks form the core of both dwellings, with the compact interiors opening up to and borrowing from the outdoor deck spaces. The building form, materials and colours were chosen to dissolve into the natural hues, shadows and textures of the bush surrounds...


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Real Life Flintstones House Lures Tourists in Portugal

Real Life Flintstones House Lures Tourists in Portugal | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

It's a bit of a shame that the easiest way to describe this magnificent structure requires reference to a cartoon from the 1960s, but the way in which it incorporates its natural setting defies most conventional description. Located in the Fafe mountains of northern Portugal, A Casa do Penedo, or "the House of Stone," was built between four large boulders found on the site. Although the house may seem rustic, it is not lacking in amenities, which include a fireplace and a swimming pool--carved out of one of the large rocks. But, as word has spread, the sleepy little house has had visitors venturing to see it in droves.


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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 29, 2015 6:25 PM

A very rare and cool looking home here in Portugal.  Im very surprised to see this home here though.  I would think of many European countries that would have a home like this, especially somewhere in the United Kingdom.  But the portuguese people are usually very skilled in carpentry and take great pride in building certain styles of home.  Not that this is not an amazing feat to accomplish, it just seems out of charachter for the country.

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Grow Your Own Architecture

Grow Your Own Architecture | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

As guest professors at a weeklong workshop at Italy’s largest technical university, the Politecnico di Milano, Visiondivision sought to explore immediate ways to integrate environmental consciousness with contemporary design. The result was “The Patient Gardener,” an 8-meter diameter ring of cherry trees that will be bent, twisted, and pruned to grow into a sprouting, two-story structure.


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