Kimihiko Okadahas designing Toda House. The house is situated in residential area at Hiroshima, overlooking a view of the Inland Sea and Miyajima. Land area is expanded into the form of a platform with some levels. The architecture was requested to have a view over the roof of the neighboring house, standing one level lower, to consider security, for the house is located at the edge of the residential area, and to leave some space for extension when the client opens a small shop in the future. Slab and roof consists of one continuous plate. The variations in the circulation and range of spatial relations are achieved by placing a ladder penetration. The extended plate created for the future extension and softened the impression from the ground level. The gate wall changes its height suitable to the thickness of slab. [Via]
Carney Logan Burke Architects has received Merit Award 2011 for their project Peaks View Residence. Merit award is appreciation for category custom home design. The Peaks View residence is located near Wilson, Wyoming, in a grassy meadow, adjacent to the Teton mountain range. The design solution for the project must meet two conflicting objectives: the project is completed must suitable into the environment with clear guidelines for conservative design while the owners wish to make a unique house with roots in the modern idiom.
In the constraints, the architect makes a set of building volume to break down the scale of the program 6500 square feet. A pair of two-story gabled structures show a traditional face to the neighborhood, while the single-story living pavilion, tilts up to recognize views and capture daylight for the primary living spaces. The trio of buildings wrap around a south-facing courtyard, a warm refuge for outdoor living during the short summer season in Wyoming. The roof of the living pavilion extends to make a covered outdoor extension for the main living space. The cast-in-place concrete chimney and site walls anchor have forms to the flat site. [Via]