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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

Beautiful Houses: Terrace Mountain in Texas

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 Terrace Mountain House. The Terrace Mountain House is a project by Dick Clark Architecture, an international award winning firm that has been a vital part of Austin's design community for over 25 years. The house is located in Austin, Texas and merges traditional Texas forms and materials with unique contemporary details. The plan is simply arranged around an open living, dining, and kitchen space that accommodates the clients’ desire to entertain while providing a buffer between public and private use. Another elegant and beautiful house with a great material combination and disposition. Open spaces, clean interiors and nice contemporary touches. Certainly another house I would mind living in. ;) Check out Dick Clark Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Boldness on the New South Wales Law Building

This incredible project breaks all the paradigms with regard to buildings for law schools. The bold forms both the interior and on all fronts show that the architecture can be bold in any utility. The project by Lyons Architects is for the new building Faculty of Law on the New South Wales University, on Australia. The main goal was to make a building with a few floors to increase interaction between all occupants, teachers, students and visitors. The interior of the building is amazing, there is a mixture of shapes and materials which makes each room unique. The library is the heart of the college, where students and teachers can study and socialize with a view to the beautiful wooded area of the university. © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography This project for the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales incorporates a range of small and large scale teaching spaces - including Harvard-style lecture theatres in an integrated four level teaching and learning environment. A student focussed 'agora' space and central stair connect each level of the building promoting vertical connectivity and interaction. © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography © John Gollings Photography Thanks ArchiDaily for the tip.

Architect Day: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Led by Peter Q. Bohlin, Bernard J. Cywinski and Jon C. Jackson, the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, founded in 1965, presents a vast variety of projects with different scales, types and features, his works always show an architecture with a lot of quality. bcj.com Founded in 1965, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has offices in Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco. During the more than 40 year career they won more than 450 awards both regional, domestic and international. In 1994 the firm received the AIA, American Institute of Architects, the Architecture Firm Award, and continues to developing large projects primarily in the United States. Port Townsend Residence, Olympic Peninsula, USA. photo Nic Lehoux Port Townsend Residence, Olympic Peninsula, USA. photo Nic Lehoux Port Townsend Residence, Olympic Peninsula, USA. photo Nic Lehoux The repertoire of projects is vast, but have a large portfolio in the area educacioanal, working for several American universities. The diversity in the type of projects also appears in the choice of materials, always taking full advantage of the structure used. On smaller scales, such as in homes, almost all rewarded with a qualified architecture, the concept of formal unity, detail and balance of materials is evident. Gosline House, Seattle, USA photo Ben Benschneider photo Ben Benschneider Woodway Residence, Washington, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Seattle City Hall, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center, Seattle, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Apple Store Soho, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron/Esto photo Peter Aaron/Esto photo Peter Aaron/Esto Apple Store Ginza, Tokyo, Japan photo Koji Okumura photo Koji Okumura Apple Store Fifth Avenue, New York, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Waipolu Gallery and Studio, Hawaii, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Visitor Activity Center, Philadelphia, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center, Wyoming, USA photo Edward Riddell photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, Urbana, USA photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography Natural Sciences Laboratory Building, Califórnia, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Alumni Hall Arrival Court and Parking Structure, Bethlehem, USA photo Matt Wargo Photography photo Matt Wargo Photography Douglas B. Gardner ’83 Integrated Athletic Center, Haverford, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Building, Atlanta, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Schlinger Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Building, Califórnia, USA photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography

Beautiful Houses: Moebius in Australia

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 Moebius House. The Moebius House is a project by Tony Owen Partners, a firm that believe in a 'realizable architecture' that challenges the norm. The Moebius House is an example of 'liquid architecture' whereby projects are designed parametrically using 3D digital software to respond to environmental issues. The house is a mix of retro and modern elements, based on angles and contrasting materials. I really liked the curves and angles of this house. The retro feel mixed with modern elements look just great. Another nice place to live! Check out Tony Owen Partners website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Design Milk.

The Exotic Yandex Offices

I love to see how great is the creativity people to assemble the offices of their company, especially when we're talking about internet companies. Take time to see the diversity of environments that Yandex did on their headquarters in, Russia. The Yandex , for those unfamiliar, is a search engine company, in Russia. They managed to mix the elegant, rustic, organization and clutter in one place, somewhat exotic, but at the same time inspiring! I could not know the true size of the entire office, but looking how many different environments, seems to be huge. I wonder also take my laptop and sit down on that orange hammock, do not know if it would flow the work, but it would be relaxing! Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Thanks Office Snapshots for the tip! Images from Ottenki-Serogo.

Architect Day: Benoy

With a great reputation and many awards in commercial architecture, recreation centers and markets, Benoy is now working in various areas of architecture, investing heavily in urban design of cities and comercial and residential buildings. benoy.com Founded by Gordon Benoy as a small architectural firm in Nottinghamshire in England, whose growth and development started in 1987 when Gordon Benoy & Partners became Fitch Benoy. During the early years of the 90s, a major recession ended up creating several difficulties for many in the construction business. Then in 1992 with the purchase of the rights of the company, it was determined the Benoy name. Yas Island Concept Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. photo © benoy.com Yas Island Concept Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. photo © benoy.com Yas Island Concept Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. photo © benoy.com Yas Island Concept Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. photo © benoy.com Today, Benoy is admittedly a big firm of architects, graphic designers and interior architects. With nearly 400 people working, have offices in London, Newark, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Mumbai. The firm has earned a great reputation in the commercial, retail and leisure market, counting aims to achieve the same merits with multipurpose buildings, urban design, housing, transport and work areas. St David’s, Cardiff, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Sky Bar, The Triangle, Manchester, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Parquesur, Madrid, Spain photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Multiyork, Cambridge, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com ION Orchard, Singapore photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Highcross, Leicester, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Eden Rock Hotel, St Barts, Caribbean photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Cabot Circus, Bristol, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Bluewater, Kent, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Biomolecular Building, Nottingham University Park Campus, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Biomolecular Sciences Phase ll, Nottingham University, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com

Beautiful Houses: Les Heures Claires in Belgium

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 minimalist and beautiful Les Heures Claires. The Les Heures Claires is a project by AABE Erpicum and Partners. The project involved the renovation and transformation of a house in the suburbs into a contemporary residential building. The owner wanted everything to have a fresh perspective, to be rethought and reworked. The result was a perfect minimalist master piece. The white walls, clean interiors, the different types of wood, the huge glass windows... everything looks breath taking. Well, this house is simply astonishing, is the perfect project to close the year. The house is minimalist, modern and really beautiful...everything we need to give us an extra 'gas' to start a new year. As for me, once again I want to move in... I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year, see you guys next year. ;) Check out AABE Erpicum and Partners website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Jean-Luc Laloux.

Fantastic Bergen Fire station

Special-purpose buildings require special attention when being planned, as is the case with this fire station in Norway. In addition to an architecture with great aesthetic appeal, the building was designed to meet all needs of the daily life in the firehouse. The project considered three important factors for building this station: Site qualities - shoreline and magnificent views of the city’s mountains; Dominant and negative appearance of the traffic; The building as a part of a future settlement and urban development in the area. With these guidelines, the building started to create one concept. Designed by architects STEIN HALVORSEN AS sivilarkitekt MNAL shaped curve in order to seize the largest possible space of land, the station is a 4-storey building, each one with a particular function, they are called: the base, the screen, the tower and the bridge. In each area, specific forms, structures and materials are reflected in the architecture, from the use of concrete in the base to the copper cladding of the tower. © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller

Architect Day: 3XN

Founded in 1986 by Kim, Lars and Hans Nielsen, the Danish office gained wide recognition for his striking works and the high level of detail of their projects. Today called 3XN, they continue to develop major projects in Denmark and other countries. photo © 3xn.dk Photos from site 3xn.dk . The firm was founded in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986 by architects Kim Herforth Nielsen, Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsencom. Initially the studio was called Nielsen, Nielsen and Nielsen, the architects were known for "The Nielsens", and today simply by 3XN. Vingstedcentret, Vejle, Denmark. photo © Poul Ib Henriksen Vingstedcentret, Vejle, Denmark. photo © Poul Ib Henriksen Vingstedcentret, Vejle, Denmark. photo © Poul Ib Henriksen Vingstedcentret, Vejle, Denmark. photo © Poul Ib Henriksen The studio soon became known for his designs and the impact of the high level of detail and highly qualified workforce. Today the partners are formed by the founder Kim Herforth Nielsen, Boja Bo Larsen, a partner since 2003 and Jan Ammundsen, who joined the group in 2007, the same year it was established the GXN, department of research and development, search for digital tools, new materials and green technologies. Architects’ House, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk, Finn Christoffersen photo © Adam Mørk, Finn Christoffersen photo © Adam Mørk, Finn Christoffersen photo © Adam Mørk, Finn Christoffersen Oceanarium, Hirtshals, Denmark photo © Finn Christoffersen photo © Finn Christoffersen photo © Finn Christoffersen photo © Finn Christoffersen Kronjylland Savings Bank, Randers, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk FIH Domicile, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Sampension, Hellerup, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk DFDS Terminal, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Finn Christoffersen, Adam Mørk photo © Finn Christoffersen, Adam Mørk photo © Finn Christoffersen, Adam Mørk Deloitte, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Alsion, Sønderborg, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Saxo Bank, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Horten Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Tangen Polytechnic, Tangen, Norway photo © 3xn.dk photo © 3xn.dk photo © 3xn.dk photo © 3xn.dk Middelfart Savings Bank, Middelfart, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk

Beautiful Houses: West Seattle Residence

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 astonishing West Seattle Residence. The West Seattle Residence is a project by Lawrence Architecture, an award-winning architectural firm with a rigorous approach to design and strong commitment to excellence and client service. The house is located in the West Seattle district of Seattle, Washington. Primary materials include concrete, steel, and glass. A concrete wall up to twenty-four feet high organizes the site and the house: the garage, entry and service spaces are on the street side of the wall, while providing privacy for the main living space which is a curtain wall-enclosed pavilion. Simply astonishing! Loved everything about this house, specially the loft look, all the glass windows, concrete walls and modern approach. Definitely another nice place to live. ;) Check out Lawrence Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

The Cozy CouponCabin's Office

It's been awhile since I've posted about a cool office here, so this week I've selected one which is amazing to show you, is the CouponCabin's office in Chicago. A beautiful and elegant space. The place has a rustic look and at the same time very elegant. This location was formerly a bank deposit, a four-story building built in 1909. So today, completely refurbished and modernized, is the headquarters of CouponCabin and its 50+ employees. This reform simply converts the spot, with brick walls, wood flooring and the contrast with white tables and a very clean and white lining, made the cozy look like a real technology company. © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto Images sent by Scott Kluth of CouponCabin. Images snapped by Jason Soto. Thanks Officesnapshots for the tip.

Architect Day: Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Led by the Polish architect Elizabeth Diller and the american Ricardo Scofidio architects and Charles Renfro, the New Yorker studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro gained great reputation for developing projects of great significance to the city. Now have projects in various corners of the world. photo © dsrny.com Photos from site dsrny.com . Elizabeth Diller was born in Lodz in Poland and was graduated at The Cooper Union of Architecture, Ricardo Scofidio was born in New York City and graduated in architecture from Columbia University, together founded the office a three decades ago. Charles Renfro, a native of Texas, has a degree in architecture from Rice University and his MA at Columbia University, joined the firm in 1997 to become partner in 2004. Blur Building, Yverdon Les Baines, Switzerland. photo © dsrny.com Blur Building, Yverdon Les Baines, Switzerland. photo © dsrny.com Blur Building, Yverdon Les Baines, Switzerland. photo © dsrny.com Blur Building, Yverdon Les Baines, Switzerland. photo © dsrny.com Diller Scofidio + Renfro now has more than 60 professionals from different backgrounds. With his studio located in New York, gained reputation by developing projects of great significance to the city, such as civic and cultural works, through a practice that works on design, visual arts and performing arts. Institute of Contemporany Art, Boston, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Light Sock Swarovski photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com The Juilliard School (collaboration with FXFOWLE), New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com The High Line, New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Lincoln Center Public Spaces and Infoscape , New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Fashion Week, New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Hypar Pavilion at Lincoln Center, New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Museum of Image & Sound, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Bubble: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com

Beautiful Houses: Brentwood Residence 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 Brentwood Residence. The Brentwood Residence is a project by Belzberg Architects. Couldn't find many information at their website but as for the projects I've seen there, these guys are pretty good. Located in Los Angeles, California, this house is modern and really beautiful. The mix of materials include different types of wood, stone, glass, concrete and even some steel elements. With wide spaces, clean decoration and really contemporary look, the Brentwood Residence gets the attention of those who like simple, beautiful and effective architecture. This house is awesome. Clean, simple, beautiful...it has every element I love. The wide spaces combined with glass windows are great. The pool and patio are also really charming and the open spaces give the sensation that indoor and outdoor are integrated, really cool. Another nice place to live. ;) Check out Belzberg Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome.