The Bernal Heights Residence by SB Architects SB Architects designed this modern home design in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. This urban infill site in San Francisco presented a unique opportunity to create a new, free-standing home, while maintaining the site’s existing structure as a separate residential unit. The site originally housed a single structure – a one-story, one-bedroom home over a two-car garage, constructed in 1931 and […]
Alterstudio designed the East Windsor Residence in Austin, Texas. Extraordinary views in the heart of the city and a small buildable footprint limited by restrictive easements prompted a thin, three-story home with the main living spaces and master suite on the top floor – essentially a one-bedroom loft with 270° views. A 16’ ipe screen envelopes the body of the house, and rests delicately atop a base of long courses of […]
Apartment with Green Walls by SVOYA Studio SVOYA Studio have designed an apartment with green walls in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
Basement renovations can be a tricky process that is not only daunting but potentially very expensive. You can help to remove some of this stress by properly planning your basement renovations. The article below will help you do that. Basement renovations are not as easy as we all imagine. So many matters of detail should we really consider. Remodeling the basement is not only scary and complicated. We will pay […]
GASS Architecture Studios have designed Hillside, a family home in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch and nestled between rolling vineyards, a koppie (small granite hill) and a river below, Hillside is simultaneously arresting and juxtaposed as fits flawlessly into its surroundings. You approach the house up a steep driveway meandering through the vineyards. The driveway and the forecourt are a modern interpretation of […]
Windows serve several functions in a house: They provide views to the outdoors, allow sunlight to enter, they provide fresh air, and block the flow of heat. The relative importance of these functions varies by climate and by location of the windows in the house. For example, Minnesotans will most likely be interested in passive solar heat gain and will thus want windows that transmit a lot of solar heat, […]