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Carolyn
Carolyn
KG Architecture
Large contemporary two-storey concrete grey house exterior in Melbourne with a flat roof.
New Architect Designed Contemporary Home
New Architect Designed Contemporary Home
Sophie Tomaras
Contemporary two-storey grey house exterior in Melbourne with a flat roof.
Clifton Beach Project
Clifton Beach Project
DEAN SCURRAH BUILDING
Adam Gibson
This is an example of a contemporary one-storey beige house exterior in Hobart with a hip roof and a metal roof.
Flowerdale Avenue
Flowerdale Avenue
MADE Architectural Constructions
Inspiration for a contemporary exterior in Newcastle - Maitland.
Clayfield House
Clayfield House
Alexandra Buchanan Architecture
Photo of a contemporary two-storey white house exterior in Brisbane with a hip roof and a metal roof.
The Redoubt
The Redoubt
McNally Architects
Design ideas for a large contemporary two-storey black house exterior in Sydney with mixed siding and a shed roof.
HIA Finalist Award Project - Yallingup
HIA Finalist Award Project - Yallingup
Barclays Building Services
Design ideas for a contemporary one-storey beige house exterior in Perth with a shed roof.
Lime Avenue Residence
Lime Avenue Residence
Cumulus Studio
The project was the result of a highly collaborative design process between the client and architect. This collaboration led to a design outcome which prioritised light, expanding volumes and increasing connectivity both within the home and out to the garden. Within the complex original plan, rational solutions were found to make sense of late twentieth century extensions and underutilised spaces. Compartmentalised spaces have been reprogrammed to allow for generous open plan living. A series of internal voids were used to promote social connection across and between floors, while introducing new light into the depths of the home.
M Residence
M Residence
archer design
Photography by Luc Remond
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional three-storey brick grey townhouse exterior in Sydney with a gable roof and a metal roof.
Curl Curl
Curl Curl
Mallinger Constructions
Inspiration for a modern exterior in Sydney.
THE HIDEAWAY RETREAT
THE HIDEAWAY RETREAT
Empire Building Company
Introducing Our Latest Masterpiece – The Hideaway Retreat - 7 Locke Crescent East Fremantle Open Times- see our website When it comes to seeing potential in a building project there are few specialists more adept at putting it all together than Andre and the team at Empire Building Company. We invite you to come on in and view just what attention to detail looks like. During a visit we can outline for you why we selected this block of land, our response to it from a design perspective and the completed outcome a double storey elegantly crafted residence focussing on the likely occupiers needs and lifestyle. In today’s market place the more flexible a home is in form and function the more desirable it will be to live in. This has the dual effect of enhancing lifestyle for its occupants and making the home desirable to a broad market at time of sale and in so doing preserving value. “From the street the home has a bold presence. Once you step inside, the interior has been designed to have a calming retreat feel to accommodate a modern family, executive or retiring couple or even a family considering having their ageing parents move in.” Andre Malecky A hallmark of this home, not uncommon when developing in a residential infill location is the clever integration of engineering solutions to the home’s construction. At Empire we revel in this type of construction and design challenged situations and we go to extraordinary lengths to get the solution that best fits budget, timeliness and living amenity. In this home our solution was to employ a two-level strategic geometric design with a specifically engineered cantilevered roof that provides essential amenity but serves to accentuate the façade. Whilst the best solution for this home was to demolish and build brand new, this is not always the case. At Empire we have extensive experience is working with clients in renovating their existing home and transforming it into their dream home. This home was strategically positioned to maximise available views, northern exposure and natural light into the residence. Energy Efficiency has been considered for the end user by introduction of double-glazed windows, Velux roof window, insulated roof panels, ceiling and wall insulation, solar panels and even comes with a 3Ph electric car charge point in the opulently tiled garage. Some of the latest user-friendly automation, electronics and appliances will also make the living experience very satisfying. We invite you to view our latest show home and to discuss with us your current living challenges and aspirations. Being a custom boutique builder, we assess your situation, the block, the current structure and look for ways to maximise the full potential of the location, topography and design brief.
Neerim
Neerim
qldBUILT
Contemporary exterior in Sunshine Coast.
Craftsman Charm in Santa Clara
Craftsman Charm in Santa Clara
Harrell Remodeling, Inc. / Design + Build
Inspiration for an arts and crafts exterior in San Francisco.
Vermont goes Hobbit Modern
Vermont goes Hobbit Modern
Meditch Murphey Architects
Morning mist rises with the sun. photo by Lael Taylor
Inspiration for a small country two-storey brown house exterior in DC Metro with wood siding, a gable roof and a metal roof.
Five Residence
Five Residence
Krannitz Kent Architects
Contemporary split-level brown house exterior in Seattle with mixed siding, a hip roof and a metal roof.
Maine House
Maine House
Fivedot
Exterior of modern single family residence in Maine
Inspiration for a large country two-storey grey house exterior in Portland Maine with wood siding, a gable roof and a metal roof.
Brown Jackson House
Brown Jackson House
Flavin Architects
Mid-Century Remodel on Tabor Hill This sensitively sited house was designed by Robert Coolidge, a renowned architect and grandson of President Calvin Coolidge. The house features a symmetrical gable roof and beautiful floor to ceiling glass facing due south, smartly oriented for passive solar heating. Situated on a steep lot, the house is primarily a single story that steps down to a family room. This lower level opens to a New England exterior. Our goals for this project were to maintain the integrity of the original design while creating more modern spaces. Our design team worked to envision what Coolidge himself might have designed if he'd had access to modern materials and fixtures. With the aim of creating a signature space that ties together the living, dining, and kitchen areas, we designed a variation on the 1950's "floating kitchen." In this inviting assembly, the kitchen is located away from exterior walls, which allows views from the floor-to-ceiling glass to remain uninterrupted by cabinetry. We updated rooms throughout the house; installing modern features that pay homage to the fine, sleek lines of the original design. Finally, we opened the family room to a terrace featuring a fire pit. Since a hallmark of our design is the diminishment of the hard line between interior and exterior, we were especially pleased for the opportunity to update this classic work.
Tennyson House - Atkinson Pontifex
Tennyson House - Atkinson Pontifex
Digital Photography Inhouse
Photography: Gerard Warrener, DPI Photography for Atkinson Pontifex Design, construction and landscaping: Atkinson Pontifex
Inspiration for an industrial two-storey house exterior in Melbourne.
Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse
Lincoln Net Positive Farmhouse
ZeroEnergy Design
Lincoln Farmhouse LEED-H Platinum, Net-Positive Energy OVERVIEW. This LEED Platinum certified modern farmhouse ties into the cultural landscape of Lincoln, Massachusetts - a town known for its rich history, farming traditions, conservation efforts, and visionary architecture. The goal was to design and build a new single family home on 1.8 acres that respects the neighborhood’s agrarian roots, produces more energy than it consumes, and provides the family with flexible spaces to live-play-work-entertain. The resulting 2,800 SF home is proof that families do not need to compromise on style, space or comfort in a highly energy-efficient and healthy home. CONNECTION TO NATURE. The attached garage is ubiquitous in new construction in New England’s cold climate. This home’s barn-inspired garage is intentionally detached from the main dwelling. A covered walkway connects the two structures, creating an intentional connection with the outdoors between auto and home. FUNCTIONAL FLEXIBILITY. With a modest footprint, each space must serve a specific use, but also be flexible for atypical scenarios. The Mudroom serves everyday use for the couple and their children, but is also easy to tidy up to receive guests, eliminating the need for two entries found in most homes. A workspace is conveniently located off the mudroom; it looks out on to the back yard to supervise the children and can be closed off with a sliding door when not in use. The Away Room opens up to the Living Room for everyday use; it can be closed off with its oversized pocket door for secondary use as a guest bedroom with en suite bath. NET POSITIVE ENERGY. The all-electric home consumes 70% less energy than a code-built house, and with measured energy data produces 48% more energy annually than it consumes, making it a 'net positive' home. Thick walls and roofs lack thermal bridging, windows are high performance, triple-glazed, and a continuous air barrier yields minimal leakage (0.27ACH50) making the home among the tightest in the US. Systems include an air source heat pump, an energy recovery ventilator, and a 13.1kW photovoltaic system to offset consumption and support future electric cars. ACTUAL PERFORMANCE. -6.3 kBtu/sf/yr Energy Use Intensity (Actual monitored project data reported for the firm’s 2016 AIA 2030 Commitment. Average single family home is 52.0 kBtu/sf/yr.) o 10,900 kwh total consumption (8.5 kbtu/ft2 EUI) o 16,200 kwh total production o 5,300 kwh net surplus, equivalent to 15,000-25,000 electric car miles per year. 48% net positive. WATER EFFICIENCY. Plumbing fixtures and water closets consume a mere 60% of the federal standard, while high efficiency appliances such as the dishwasher and clothes washer also reduce consumption rates. FOOD PRODUCTION. After clearing all invasive species, apple, pear, peach and cherry trees were planted. Future plans include blueberry, raspberry and strawberry bushes, along with raised beds for vegetable gardening. The house also offers a below ground root cellar, built outside the home's thermal envelope, to gain the passive benefit of long term energy-free food storage. RESILIENCY. The home's ability to weather unforeseen challenges is predictable - it will fare well. The super-insulated envelope means during a winter storm with power outage, heat loss will be slow - taking days to drop to 60 degrees even with no heat source. During normal conditions, reduced energy consumption plus energy production means shelter from the burden of utility costs. Surplus production can power electric cars & appliances. The home exceeds snow & wind structural requirements, plus far surpasses standard construction for long term durability planning. ARCHITECT: ZeroEnergy Design http://zeroenergy.com/lincoln-farmhouse CONTRACTOR: Thoughtforms http://thoughtforms-corp.com/ PHOTOGRAPHER: Chuck Choi http://www.chuckchoi.com/
Buckhead
Buckhead
Kemp Hall Studio
Photo of a mid-sized traditional three-storey brick beige house exterior in Atlanta with a shingle roof.
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