The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) premieres Richard Rogers’s Wimbledon House in London for the first time since restorations by British architect Philip Gumuchdjian and landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan began in 2015.
Design: Chevallier Architectes
There were many constraints with this project, but the Chevallier Architectes team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space.
The purpose of the improvement is to upgrade the necessary infrastructure needed for modern life, thus turning this traditional courtyard, which mainly serve as a residence, into an attractive public space of Beijing Inner City.
The following projects explore these boundaries in some thought-provoking and controversial ways. Some might argue they’re unsafe or take unnecessary risks. But the very nature of architecture is that it challenges us to see the world differently.
Design: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
After a life in the center of Europe, a couple returns to the Mediterranean. Among their mere desires is the power to enjoy a place where they spent the summer during their childhood.
Architects: Messana O’Rorke
Much-neglected 18th Century homestead in a Columbia County apple orchard, New York, fabricated in huge hand-hewn timbers. The basic frame and form was typical of houses by Dutch settlers.
Architects: Thompson + Baroni
Thompson + Baroni and Stephen Marshall Architects designed two 5000-square-foot properties with carefully considered features to maximise light and accentuate the mature surrounding landscape.
Tour of The Gamble House, the most complete and best-preserved example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by famed architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.
Architects: SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop
Perched on a hillside in Golden Gate Heights, a modest single story 1934 developer vernacular structure had limited space and failed to take advantage of expansive views of Sutro Tower, Golden Gate Park, Sausalito, and the Bay.
Design: Rara Architecture
Perched – like a sparrow. Perched is a light extension at the rear of an inner city semi-detached Edwardian house that curves above your head.
Initially built as a small storage space by the first owner who was a lumberman, this was later rearranged into a forest refuge. The materials and structure of the building are kept and uninterrupted so that the addition acts as an extension rather than an insertion.
Design: MONOLOKO design
A country house featuring precise geometry and natural materials, the architecture of this private house is a synthesis of natural materials, such as stone and wood, and simple geometric shapes.