New protective timber slats shield the renovated Escu House from Sydney's sun
This beautifully renovated 1960s residence in Sydney, Australia, functions as a suburban oasis for a family of four. Design studio Bijl Architecture approached the project with the idea of converting it into an intelligent, yet simple family house that offers optimal levels of privacy and feels warm and welcoming. The architects extended the front living space to incorporate the existing veranda and introduced a vertical slatted timber element as a privacy shield and part floor-to-ceiling balustrade....
This Brick-Laying Robot Can Construct an Entire House in Just 2 Days
Thanks to a new robot named Hadrian X, we made soon be able to construct an entire brick house in just 2 days. Developed by the appropriately named Australian firm Fastbrick Robotics , the giant truck-mounted robot has the ability to lay up to 1,000 bricks an hour. Its innovation comes via the machine’s 30-meter telescopic boom, which allows the base to remain in a single position throughout the brick-laying process. All you need to input is a CAD file of the house structure and Hadrian X does the rest: the system handles automatic loading, cutting, routing and placement of all the bricks, one course at a time. Bricks are fed along a conveyor belt that sends them up the robotic arm, where the sides of the brick are coated with clear construction adhesive. The arm then rotates the bricks and extends to drop them into place. Because they are glued together, no mortar is necessary. The machine even has the ability to leave spaces in the brickwork to make room for wiring and plumbing, and can be used with a wi...
The “Blanche” Chalet
The “Blanche” Chalet by Montreal-based ACDF Architecture, whose name evokes the spirit of the vernacular houses of the region, is situated in La Malbaie’s area of the “Terrasses Cap à l’Aigle”. Its simple and pure architecture gently complements the landscape… The post The “Blanche” Chalet appeared first on Building Magazine .
Love Coming Home Again: Say Goodbye To Common Entryway Eyesores
(Image credit: Dezeen ) We think of entryways as functional first, where incoming mail, coats, groceries, and other clutter comes to rest. It's often not a pretty sight — which is a total bummer when it's the first thing you see coming home. Instead of sighing and averting your eyes each time, find ways to make your entryway prettier, more organized, and inviting. READ MORE »
Breathtaking Luxury Resort Villas In Bodrum, Turkey
The creatives at QUARK Studio have conceptualized an incredible resort development consisting of 72 villas, a hotel, and a number of luxury facilities. The development occupies a small peninsula overlooking the Aegean Sea, where playful boats dance across a backdrop of mist-enveloped hills and unbelievable sunsets weave an atmosphere of relaxation. A location like this deserves architecture that pays homage to every detail – and that’s where this project excels. This post explores the interior of a small selection of villas, just a taste of the finest views this resort concept has to offer. Let’s start with one of the bigger standalone villas, a fine example of a building that embraces its environment without losing its own modern identity. A folded main volume feels impossibly light despite its concrete cladding, defying gravity thanks to the structural pillars that stud the glass-encased ground level. The entire villa wraps itself around an existing rock formation, fully explored by the winding layout an...
This Home Is Covered In A Security Screen With Style
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