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Nature-Embedded Retreats: Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects

Nature-Embedded Retreats: Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

The idea for these minimalist Tea Houses was triggered by the need of a nature retreat, located not far from a family home in Silicon Valley, California. The creative team at Swatt Miers Architects was in charge with transforming a vision into reality, designing the three tea houses as perfect observation spots.

According to the official description provided by the project developers, each new tea house was created as a “transparent steel and glass pavilion, hovering like a lantern over the natural landscape. Cast-in-place concrete core elements anchor the pavilions, supporting steel channel rim joists, which cantilever beyond the cores to support the floor and roof planes. With its minimal footprint, the design treads lightly on the land, minimizing grading and preserving the delicate root systems of the native oaks“.


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Casa Ceschi by Traverso Vighy

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Giovanni Traverso and Paola Vighy inserted a new skeleton of laminated wood into a building in the historic center of Vicenza...

Traverso Vighy's approach to a renovation is to try to tread lightly, to create as little disturbance on their sites as possible, whether in environmental or, as in this case, architectural ones. These projects are therefore careful orchestrations, where many parts consist of pre-assembled elements, architectural objects maintain a marked structural independence, and whose details interact with their surroundings.


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Winery HQ in Spain by Estudio Barozzi Veiga

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On the edge of the small Medieval town of Roa in the north of Spain, the new headquarters of the "Ribera del Duero" winery rises up solemnly. The architects from the Estudio Barozzi Veiga office in Barcelona handled the new building and the restoration of the existing property.


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Sustainable Architecture: Moza House, Timisoara, Romania

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MOZA HOUSE: A traditional house from Timisoara, Timis county, Romania was brought to life by a sustainable architectural project that aimed to rediscover old materials and techniques. We usually see reconverted houses in a completely new, modern scheme, but this one maintains the old spirit and identity, considering that it is normal to offer a continuity of the past to the present.


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An Ivy League cafe earns LEED Gold

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As they settle into their semester routines, University of Pennsylvania students may notice flora unexpectedly sprouting from the roof of longtime campus building Steinberg Hall–Dietrich Hall. This Wharton School of Business facility was the last commission of McKim, Mead & White, and the green roof belongs to a 1,300-square-foot rear entry pavilion just completed by Voith & Mactavish as part of a second major renovation. Although the Philadelphia-based architects’ limestone and mullion detailing caringly respects the original 1952 design, the green roof also represents a sustainable 21st-century perspective.


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La Concha House by MOOARC

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The house was developed as a fluid, three-dimensional plan, inspired by ‘The Nolli plan of Rome’ 1748.

The internal volume of the 15th Century barn forms the heart of the home. On the lower level, kitchen and dining is position below a more formal living space up on a mezzanine level.


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