Archinect - News 2015-07-04T06:14:40-04:00 The Seacliff House by Chris Elliott Architects wins two 2013 Sydney Design Awards Justine Testado 2013-11-11T17:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T17:22:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Seacliff House by Chris Elliott Architects is a residential house built for Chris Elliott's family on the famous Bondi Coogee to Coastal Walk in Sydney, Australia. Aside from maximizing both the narrow block space it is built on and the views of its coastal surroundings, the Seacliff House recently received two residential category 2013 Sydney Design Awards among others.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> RIBA Manser Medal 2012 Shortlist for Best New House Alexander Walter 2012-09-17T14:10:00-04:00 >2012-09-23T20:29:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the shortlist for the RIBA Manser Medal 2012 for the best new house.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five projects shortlisted for this prestigious private housing design award are Maison L by Christian Pottgiesser - architecturespossibles; Private House in East Sussex by Duggan Morris Architects; Private House in Gloucestershire by Found Associates; The Dune House in Thorpeness, Suffolk by Jarmund Vigsnaes Architects &amp; Mole Architects; and Two Passive Solar Gain Houses, Porthadown, Cornwall by Simon Conder Associates.</p> Hollywood Hills House by Francois Perrin Alexander Walter 2012-02-28T12:52:00-05:00 >2012-02-29T18:11:02-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="582" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Los Angeles architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Francois Perrin</a> (anyone remember the face-melting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skateboard House</a>?) has shared with us his recently completed project, a private residence in the Hollywood Hills here in sunny Southern California.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Project Description from the Architect:</strong></p> <p> This private residence is located in the Hollywood Hills, overlooking the City of Los Angeles. It is one of the rare remaining building lots of this neighborhood, also one of the few protected areas in the City.</p> <p> The building engages with the surrounding environment in order to produce an Architecture that merges with the Landscape. The contemporary design of the house interacts as well with the natural elements (air, sun and vegetation) but has only a little visual impact in the Hills.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The site has a very steep topography but mostly constituted of Bedrock. The North-South orientation offers a panoramic view of the LA basin while being naturally protected from the sun in the warm afternoons. The building ca...</p> Zaha to build personal residence in San Diego Archinect 2011-11-07T14:13:00-05:00 >2012-12-20T15:57:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="235" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Despite strident appeals from some neighbors, it looks like Zaha Hadid is coming to San Diego. The city&rsquo;s planning commission on October 20 approved a request to have Hadid and San Diego firm Public demolish an existing house on 8490 Whale Watch Way in La Jolla and replace it with a 12,700 square foot residence with four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an indoor pool.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>