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Beautiful Houses: Deronda in Los Angeles

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Deronda residence. The Deronda residence is a project by Space International, an award winning design studio which is dedicated to producing innovative, perceptive design in a rapidly evolving and expanding culture. The Deronda residence is comprised of two overlapping rectangular volumes which hinge at the intersection of the public living areas and the private sleeping and bathing functions of the house. The exterior envelope wraps and undulates around these functions mitigating different degrees of privacy and exposure to the picturesque surroundings and skyline views. The house is super elegant, the interiors are clean, the combination of materials is really classy and the whole place looks cozy and intimate. The view is also a big thing here. For sure a place I wouldn't mind living. ;) Check out Space International website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Steve King.

SAP Labs Brazil, by Eduardo de Almeida and Shundi Iwamizu Architects

I have already presented buildings here on these posts from all around the world, and it is with great pride that I am pleased to present a project located very near where I live, in Sao Leopoldo, it was a contest for SAP Labs Brazil, theproject is from Eduardo Almeida and Shundi Iwamizu Associates Architects. Built on campus at the Unisinos University and designed to house the software development industry SAP Labs, is a 3 storie building, with simple volume and horizontal character that maintains and respected range of other campus buildings. Use of “brise-soleils” for protection from excessive sunlight, besides of the economic and rational use of energy systems that meet the requirements of LEED Gold Certified, U.S. Green Building Council. © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados The project adopts a linear scheme along the rear boundary of the lot, which is located via an internal circulation and parking spaces. Consisting of two parallel blocks of 12m wide, the building creates open spaces that create targeted central interior and allow the use of light and natural ventilation. © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados © Eduardo de Almeida, Shundi Iwamizu Arquitectos Associados

Architect Day: Dominique Coulon et associés

Dominique Coulon et Associés is a French office located in the city of Strasbourg. With an interesting variety of projects, present a very characteristic architecture, with a wise use of color, light effects and shadow, using a lot of movement in the interior and interesting volumetric sets. coulon-architecte.fr Dominique Coulon is a French architect who currently has several works in his country, presenting a very striking architecture, works very well with the use of color, light and shadows, and interesting transpositions of volumes. In their projects becomes clear the appreciation for detail, always thinking about the different perspectives of the user on the space, bringing movement to the plans and materials. Espaces Culturels, Strasbourg, France. photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Espaces Culturels, Strasbourg, France. photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Espaces Culturels, Strasbourg, France. photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Espaces Culturels, Strasbourg, France. photo @ coulon-architecte.fr The office has a good group of associates, Sarah Brebbia, Steve Letho Duclos and Olivier Nicollas, besides the heads of projects Florence Haenel and Benjamin Rocchi and the communication assistant Caroline Metzger. They have published several papers and books reviewed national and international. Dominique Coulon et associés has its base in the city of Strasbourg in France. Mediatheque, Anzin, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Cite Administrative Gaujot, Strasbourg, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Centre Dramatique National, Montreuil, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Ecole Maternelle, Marmoutier, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Groupe Scolaire Martin Pellers, Reims, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Extension de la Restauration du Creps, Strasbourg, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Lycee Technologique, Saverne, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Ecole Maternelle Sculpteurs, Reims, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr Centre de Long Sejour, Maison de Retraite, Ingwiller, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr College Pasteur, Strasbourg, France photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr photo @ coulon-architecte.fr

Beautiful Houses: Watergate in Washington DC

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Watergate Apartment. The Watergate Apartment is a project by Robert Gurney Architect, a firm with a recognized portfolio that has over 150 awards. The Watergate is actually a complex in Washington DC that consists of five buildings overlooking the Potomac River. Designed by italian architect Luigi Moretti, the Watergate is considered one of Washington's most desirable addresses. This 1,250 square foot unit is located on the fourteenth floor and was never previously renovated. Wow... this is my explanation for this apartment. This place is modern, clean and super beautiful, certainly another great place to live in. ;) Check out Robert Gurney Architect website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer.

Beautiful Faculty of Law, in Sydney

This project of a Faculty of Law is the result of an international competition that took office FJMT chosen to develop this as it is a architecture landmark at the University of Sydney, Australia. Besides all the aesthetic appeal, the big difference of this project is the concern with sustainability, among the innovation includes a facade with double-skin, allowing ventilation and control of direct sunlight. Another focus of the project is in the learning process, combining the formal and informal, the physical and virtual, all designed with comfort and allowing inspire all students. This project has won numerous awards such as AIA Awards for Architecture, Urban Design and Sustainability. © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT The architects have designed an elegant and spacious structure that cannot fail to inspire our academic staff, administrators and students. A functional and beautiful environment respects those who use the spaces and motivates all who work in the building. — Professor Gillian Triggs (Dean, Sydney Law School) © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT © Courtesy of FJMT

Architect Day: Assadi & Pulido

Working in partnership since 1999, Felipe Assadi and Francisca Pulido, formalized in 2006 and seem based in Santiago, Chile the office Assadi & Pulido, who now has studios in Ciudad Mexico and New York. Residential projects are the main feature in the portfolio of this studio in Chile. assadi.cl Assadi & Pulido was informally established in 1999 and 2006 properly with Felipe Assadi and Francisca Pulido as main partners. Both born in 1971 and formed by Finis Terrae University, now teach at Andres Bello University. Philip received in 1999 the Young Graduation Class Award given by the Chilean Association of Architects, awarded to the best architects under 35 years. GEN Building, Santiago, Chile. photo @ assadi.cl GEN Building, Santiago, Chile. photo @ assadi.cl GEN Building, Santiago, Chile. photo @ assadi.cl GEN Building, Santiago, Chile. photo @ assadi.cl Assadi & Pulido develops most projects in Chile, with some others in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Peru, USA and Italy. Today besides the studio in Santiago, Chile, have offices in Ciudad Mexico and New York. With an impressive portfolio of residential projects, present a very interesting architecture, regardless of scale and the materials chosen, the proposals always reach a balanced outcome, both externally and internally. 2008 Chilean Architecture Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Ayen, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Russo Club, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Gatica House, Rancagua, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Deck House, Maitencillo, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Guthrie House, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl 20x20 House, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Serrano House, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Raveau House, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Santa Maria House, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Buzeta House, Maitencillo, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl Schmitz House, Santiago, Chile photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl photo @ assadi.cl

Beautiful Houses: Carqueija in Camaçari

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Carqueija House. The Carqueija House is a project by Bento + Azevedo, the firm was founded in 2005 and produces contemporary architecture. The Carqueija House is located in Camaçari, Bahia - Brazil and when you first look at it you see something like box. The project is simple and really beautiful. In order to have the best orientation, in a tropical county, the house closes itself from the front street view, which is west, and opens into the backyard, creating a privative and integrated place. That way, on the front facade, architectural elements, as a narrow windows and a pare-soleil was used to protect the house against solar irradiation, while the back facade, on east side, completely integrate the inside with the outside, through large windows, sliding doors and a porch, connecting the house with the green area. This house is really beautiful. I love its simplicity, the white and wide spaces and backyard with lots of green, everything is beautiful, just not sure about keeping this clean. ;) Check out Bento + Azevedo website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Tarso Figueira.

Amazing Raiffeisen Finanz Center, in Austria

The Raiffeisen Finanz Center is bank building a little atypical. The bold forms and the search for a deconstruction, even subtle, make this building a landmark in the city of Eisenstadt, Austria. The project by Pichler & Traupmann Architekten ZT GmbH it responds to all building restrictions that a bank must have as well as the different activities distributed on all floors. The facades have been designed so that the faces of glass not disrupt the work and at the same time allow a privileged view of the city. While other faces are opaque, with few windows, so that no outside distraction for those who are working there. A building with dynamic forms, modern and tasteful. © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott © Paul Ott

Architect Day: Marlon Blackwell Architect

Marlon Blackwell born in Germany and raised in the United States, lived in several places, but settled in the small town of Fayetteville, Arkansas, which combines the activities of his office with his work of Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas. marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com Marlon Blackwell was born in Germany but raised in Florida and the Philippines. He studied architecture in Boston and taught at Syracuse and when was 35, in 1992, moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he is now an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas. It was also when he has created his office Marlon Blackwell Architect and started project with high quality new works for the city that chose to live. Moore HoneyHouse, North Carolina, USA. photo @ marlonblackwell.com Moore HoneyHouse, North Carolina, USA. photo @ marlonblackwell.com Moore HoneyHouse, North Carolina, USA. photo @ marlonblackwell.com Blackwell, one of the reasons he chose to live in Fayetteville, is because there "can build things". And really does it, as the residences and commercial spaces with a qualified architectural in form and details. The revitalization of old buildings in the city is also viewed on Marlon Blackwell's portfolio, as Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church which was built on the structure of an old commercial building, adding new elements into the simplicity of form and materials. Porchdog House, Arkansas, USA photo @ Timothy Hursley photo @ Timothy Hursley photo @ Timothy Hursley photo @ Timothy Hursley photo @ Timothy Hursley Arkansas House, Arkansas, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com Blair Garage + House Addition, Arkansas, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com Keenan TowerHouse, Arkansas, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com L-Stack House, Arkansas, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com The Srygley Office Building, Arkansas, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com The Fulbright Building, Arkansas, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com University of Arkansas Razorback Golf Facility, Arkansas, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com Blessings Golf Clubhouse, Arkansas, USA photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com photo @ marlonblackwell.com

Beautiful Houses: Lookout House in Connecticut

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Lookout House. The Lookout House is a project by Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects, a 25-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff that offers both architectural and interior design services in an established, diverse, design-oriented practice. Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut this pyramid house was renovated to erase the aging, brown vestiges of the 1979 original. A new arm stretches to the east, housing the master bedroom suite and family room on the lower pool level. A sustainable project, this house integrates geothermal heating and cooling systems, renewable materials like bamboo floors and eco-friendly paints and finishes. This house is pretty beautiful and elegant. The material combinations, the nice mix of stone and glass, the open and wide spaces, everything is unique, creating a cozy and special house. Certainly another place I would live in. ;) Check out Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Peter Aaron.

The New Lance Armstrong Foundation Office

The new headquarters of the Lance Armstrong Foundation is a project to fill your eyes. A restoration made in a former warehouse in Texas, bringing new life to the building and the neighborhood of Austin. Are already memorable all actions and movements made by the foundation, and it was only fair that people who work there helping others have a cute and cozy space. The industrial aspect mixed with wood everywhere created a modern and clean enviroment, and how the areas were distributed shows a certain informality and freedom, perhaps a characteristic of the foundation. The renovated facility, project by Lake Flato Architects, provides office space, meeting rooms, dining facilities, an in-house gymnasium, open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. Future plans may call for adding a community-based cancer-support program to provide direct services to uninsured and underinsured East Austin residents. Achieved LEED Gold certification. Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway After 10 years of leasing space in a corporate office building, the Lance Armstrong Foundation found its permanent home in the 1950s Gulf Coast Paper Co. warehouse in East Austin, an underserved community in the process of revitalization. The design breathes new life and energy into both the building and neighborhood. Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway Photography by Hester + Hardaway

Architect Day: B.E. Architecture

BE Architecture is another great young office that marks this new generation of quality architecture in the Australian scene. With excellent residential and commercial projects, present interesting volumes and a valuable commitment to detail. bearchitecture.com Founded in 1997 in Australia by Jonathon Boucher and Broderick Ely, the BE Architecture office has a young team, dynamic and multicultural. Develop projects between residential and commercial architectural, urban planning, interior design and furniture. Its headquarters today is in Prahran, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Seacombe Grove, Brighton, Austrália. photo @ bearchitecture.com Seacombe Grove, Brighton, Austrália. photo @ bearchitecture.com Seacombe Grove, Brighton, Austrália. photo @ bearchitecture.com Seacombe Grove, Brighton, Austrália. photo @ bearchitecture.com BE Architecture has won several awards both for his work residential and commercial, and his work has been published widely in Australia and overseas. His projects have qualities that we can see in the new Australian offices, an architecture that is marking the local towns. His works always have a proper place in both urban and nature, in projects that are very attentive to details of construction and furniture. Whitehall Lane, Flinders, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Meakins Road, Flinders, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Fawkner Street, South Yarra, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Tivoli Road, South Yarra, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Norman Avenue, South Yarra, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Wellington Street, St Kilda, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Ross Street, Toorak, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Hawkesburn Close, South Yarra, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Siglo – Spring Street, Melbourne, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com Wilson Street, South Yarra, Australia photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com photo @ bearchitecture.com

Beautiful Houses: Chicken Point Cabin in Idaho

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Chicken Point Cabin. The Chicken Point Cabin is a project by Olson Kundig Architects, a firm that counts with over 75 employees and works with projects from museums to commercial design, residential designs and interior. The idea behind the Chicken Point Cabin was to create a little box with a big window that opens and integrates with its surroundings, taken advantage of the landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall (30 feet by 20 feet) opens the entire living space to the forest and lake. Materials are low maintenance—concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood—in keeping with the notion of a cabin, and left unfinished to naturally age and acquire a patina that fits in with the natural setting. This place is really cool! It is simple, contemporary and really beautiful. The enormous window, concrete/wood/glass combination and wide spaces created a cozy and functional house. If I would live in a house like this? Certainly. ;) Check out Olson Kundig Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ISO50. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.

The Passive House by Karawitz Architecture

No, this is not a post of Beautiful Houses, could be because this house is beautiful, but I thought I could do a post about it with another goal, the constructive and sustainable differential of this house somewhat unusual. Located in Bessancourt in France, it's a project by Karawitz Architecture . It reminds me those houses that used to draw as a child, a box with roof, and this is basically the design of Passive House. But when we analyze it goes a bit further, I can say is bold from the floor to the roof. The only concrete used in this work is the foundation and over it are structured large rigid wooden panels, covered with bamboo rods. The roof has a lot of blades to capture solar energy generation. Other than that the interior part of a minimalist line, with only a few colors, a few furniture and of course a lot of raw wood covering the walls and ceilings. The solar orientation generate heat and direct light from one side while the other is closed to keep warm on cold days. Perhaps lacking a little color and life in some places, but for those who like simplicity is an amazing building.

Beautiful Houses: River Road in Florida

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the super beautiful River Road House. The River Road House is a project by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects, which is the culmination of a series of offices headed by Scott Hughes and John Umbanhowar since 1981. The River Road project is located in Sewall’s Point, Florida. The house comprises a series of distinct, yet interlocking rectilinear volumes conjoined by a transparent longitudinal axis. Positive volumes are balanced atop negative creating a heightened tension and intrigue. A glass-skinned throughway connects and distinguishes the two dominant volumes, or towers, capturing light and adding to the sense of interior capaciousness. Ok...I missing words here to describe this house. I think wow says enough and I will have to say that I'm in love with River Road house. Everything in this project got my attention, the angles, the materials, the landscape, everything is awesome. Congrats to Hughes Umbanhowar Architects. ;) Check out Hughes Umbanhowar Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome.

Colors and Great Architecture, this is Central St. Giles Court

The Central St. Giles Court is a building complex located in Camden, London. The main idea of the project is to break the concept of a simple office building and transform it into a multi usage complex with space to multiple activities. The project is a partnership among Renzo Piano and Fletcher Priest. The concept of bringing activities to this area was really nice, and to do that they combined restaurants, stores, offices and even residential spaces in one location. The buildings have colorful facades and form a beautiful contrast with London's grey landscape. Another interesting thing about this project was that the buildings were elevated in 6m to invite people to walk through it, to participate. Enjoy the images and also visit rpbw.com for more information. © Michel Denance © Michel Denance © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay © Michel Denance © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay Each facet is unique, differing in height, orientation, color, and relationship to natural light. Glass, steel and ceramic are the primary elements of the skin. In each fact the ceramic is used in different shade and colors that respond to the surrounding building, thus helping to integrate the scheme in the immediate urban environment. © RPBW ph. Maurits van der Staay © Hufton & Crow, Courtesy L&G and MEC © Hufton & Crow, Courtesy L&G and MEC © RPBW © RPBW © RPBW © RPBW ph. Joost Moolhuijzen © RPBW

Architect Day: XTEN Architecture

The swiss Monika Häfelfinger and american Austin Kelly, formed in California in 2000 the office Xten Architecture, now also an associated office in Switzerland. Winner of many awards, produce a solid and impressive architecture. xtenarchitecture.com Founded in 2000 by partners Häfelfinger Monika, born in Basel in Switzerland in 1965, and Austin Kelly, an American born in Boston in 1966, the Californian office Xten Architecture has won several awards for its projects within and outside the United States. With an associated office in Basel, Switzerland, produces a specialized architecture in cultural buildings, offices and shops, in addition to single-family homes and residences of a large scale. Summit Drive, Califórnia, USA. photo xtenarchitecture.com Summit Drive, Califórnia, USA. photo xtenarchitecture.com Summit Drive, Califórnia, USA. photo xtenarchitecture.com With a unique and striking architecture, his projects have special characteristics, both in creating elements such as details on the features and minimalist interior. With projects in adament in other countries, Xten Architecture, has a portfolio qualified in all working areas, independent of the scale of the project, impressed by the elegance and purity of its architecture. FordBrady, California, USA photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com Diamondhouse, California, USA photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com Himmelrain, Sissach, Switzerland photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com Surfhouse, California, USA photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com Sapphire Gallery, California, USA photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com Silverspur, California, USA photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com Openhouse, Califórnia, USA photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com photo xtenarchitecture.com