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Meadowbrook Residence: Phoenix, Arizona

Meadowbrook Residence: Phoenix, Arizona | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Jay Atherton Architect’s Meadowbrook Residence was initially inspired by fluctuating seasons of light. Situated in Phoenix, Arizona abounded by an undemanding audience, the architectural formwork is an overt abstraction; yet consciously unspoiled and quiet. Despite the employment of natural materials and local stone, the building itself sits framed by its surroundings, as well as resting respectfully amongst it.

The Meadowbrook Residence, completed in 2008, stands much akin to a light box in a landscaped setting. It is organized around three main sculptural rooms, and each receives light differently through the day and year. At night, it is a seamless lantern where the contrasting finishes and textures stand to highlight and emphasize one another. The junctions between the series of uninterrupted planes throughout are finished beautifully and celebrate minimalist principles.

Jay Atherton Architects are to be commended for this work and for their dedication to the firmness of discipline.

Photography courtesy of Bill Timmerman.


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JMS1kiddz's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:56 PM

the residence is built/ designed to accomodate the varying light that it recieves throughout the seasons. A really cool concept and interesting way to percieve architecture - Madi Chaput

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Nature-Embedded Retreats: Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects

Nature-Embedded Retreats: Tea Houses by Swatt Miers Architects | The Architecture of the City | 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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E+ Green Home by Unsangdong Architects | passive house design

E+ Green Home by Unsangdong Architects | passive house design | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Energy Plus House by Unsangdong Architects creates a new type of energy-producing sustainable housing.
A combination of natural properties and technology, this green home incorporates all elements, such as the structural system, materials, spatial composition, landscape and lifestyle into it's passive design and optimized intelligent energy system. The result of a collaboration between UNSANGDONG Architects and Kolon Institute of Technology, the building has acquired Passive House Certificate from the Passivhaus Institut in Germany.

Read the complete article for details on Passivehaus requirements, as well as the green strategies and systems incorporated into the dynamic exterior and minimalist interior of the E+ Green Home...


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