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AIA names top 10 American housing projects of the year


Studhorse – Winthrop, Washington, by Olson Kundig Architects

Set in the remote Methow Valley, Studhorse responds to the clients’ desire to experience and interact with the surrounding environment throughout all four seasons. The house is composed of four separate detached structures surrounding a central courtyard. Each structure is rotated toward different dramatic elements in the surrounding landscape such as the nearby Studhorse Ridge and Pearrygin Lake. Public areas, including the family room, kitchen, and bar are grouped together in the main building. Private areas – the master bedroom, kids’ bedroom, and den – are separated in an adjacent structure, with guest rooms in yet another, isolated to allow for independent use. A fourth structure houses a sauna, removed from the cluster of activity and frames a view looking out over the valley below.

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Article Written by : Amy Frearson

Photo by : Benjamin Benschneider

Source : dezeen

Bjarke Ingels Reveals Plans For Aarhus Island Promenade

Aarhus Island Basin Promenade - image courtesy of bjarke ingels group

Aarhus Island Basin Promenade – image courtesy of bjarke ingels group

Bjarke Ingels has presented plans for a public promenade to be built in Aarhus, stretching along the harbor of Denmark’s second largest city. The mixed-use scheme includes over 200 residential units alongside a variety of spaces for recreational activities that adapt to the surrounding context./span>

Known as ‘Aarhus Island’, the project incorporates large and small scale interventions within its design, with carefully programmed areas intended to encourage social interaction and activate the entirety of the esplanade. Construction on-site is scheduled to begin in 2015, with the first apartments ready for occupation by 2017.

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Written by: Philip Stevens

Image Courtesy of: Bjarke Ingels Group

Source: Designboom