Posts Tagged ‘house renovation’
Fitzsimmons Architects has created an unique project of psychedelic residence, located in an eclectic neighborhood of Oklahoma City . Called Flaming Lips, this masterpiece is as free thinking and boundary pushing as the art and music of its owners, Michelle Martin-Coyne, a photographer and artist, and her husband Wayne. The project includes the partial refinishing of the main house, and the renovation of an existing garage and storage space into a large family room, and a new master suite including the master bath “dragon egg”. The existing low roof structure of the storage space was removed, making room for a new “fractured plain” roof that floats above a ribbon of clerestory windows. This angular roof cantilevers away from the house off a thin exoskeleton of steel, shading the patio below while still allowing indirect daylight to flood the living space. This connection to the outdoors is further emphasized by a wall of sliding glass doors that open to the outdoor patio and expansive yard. Chaotic, sometimes psychedelic design makes the house unique and not similar to anything else. Via
Scott Edwards Architects has completed the project of Hotchkiss Residence located in Vancouver, Washington. The mansion was designed for a retired couple, who have lived there for over 40 years and it is time to renovate their former home. The new residence has an area of 185 sq.m. and simple classic design, like the owners wished. A large overhang creates a dynamic outdoor living room and creates enough overhang to shield the harsh rays of the sun from penetrating the interior of the home. Radiant floor heating, exposed wood structure and walnut cabinetry create a contemporary, yet warm home.
Once there was a simple wooden house with small area in Sweden, one of typical houses for this region. However, after a recent renovation and expansion, everything has changed and the house has become not only more spacious and modern, but it looks more bright and original now. The authors of the remodel project were architects from UNIT Arkitektur AB. The house was decided to partially expand by adding a small annex, opens to the garden area. In order to solve the problem of additional heating of the house, there were equipped heated floors. But the most interesting solution was realized in facade design of the annex: you can see on the pictures below a beautiful decorative aluminum lattice, which has original floral ornament.
Almost every house can be turned into a modern residence and we know about it. This is one more example of old house renovation. The old farm, built in about 1850, was reconstructed and supplemented with modern annex to be comfortable and functional home for large family. Thus, the modest brick farm has received a second life and become one of the most interesting buildings in its area, witch stand out against the background of the natural landscape. Reconstruction works of the house were made by specialists of March Studio, which got the first experience with residential real estate. There was just a repair in the old part of the house. It was done to pay tribute to the age of this building and to maintain its historic charm.