20 October 2017

ABA Loves – Global Roundup of Residential Projects

Hey hey it’s Friday!


Today, the team at ABA are delighted to present a curated roundup of awesome residential projects from around the world, for your viewing (aka procrastinating) pleasure. Wishing you a wonderful weekend of free time, family and good cider, if you will.


1. Designing a Home Without Disrupting the Land’s Healing Energy

Around 2008, Ms. Bourne, a trustee of the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and architect Tom Kundig, of the Olson Kundig design firm in Seattle, suggested a new house made of materials from the rocky site.“We were not thinking of just another log cabin,” Ms. Bourne clarified. “This land sits between two mountains and is believed to have healing energies.” The goal was a modern house to exude that spirit and those qualities.  Read on here.

2. Dos Pieles House / Verónica Arcos

The Two Skins House is a family beach house located on the coast of Chile, 180 km to the North of Santiago in the Huaquén del Mar condominium. The project deals with the exploration of ruled surface geometries on the house envelope, in order to provide optimal thermal insulation and the incorporation of views towards the Pacific Ocean. Read more here.

3.Carbonized Wood: A Traditional Japanese Technique That Has Conquered the World.

In honour of Ami, our fabulous colleague who has recently returned to live in Japan.

We LOVE all things Japanese, (yes, you know what we’re talking about) and here is a lovely article about the wonderful things coming out of that part of the world.

Ancestral, vernacular and minimalist; for many, these three words have come to define the architecture of Japan, a country that has served as a source of cultural and technological inspiration to countless cultures. For more Japanese goodness read on here.

 4.Minimalissimo Architecture: Habitat Andergassen Urthaler

On a hillside in South Tyrol, Italy, a new brutalist structure monumentally resides, overlooking the Eisack Valley. Designed by architect Andreas Gruber, this three-storey house is a porous volume that creates a break to the landscape’s continuity. Although the contrast is apparent at the moment, this minimalist design is a harmonisation between manmade infrastructure and natural conditions through the architect’s vision. Read more here.

5. Project Brunswick : Modscape for ArchDaily

And lastly, a local residence! Down south in a city we love, Melbourne town. The corner block called for a design that engages with the site’s existing streetscape from multiple viewpoints. How the extension reads in elevation was very important to both the clients and the Modscape design team. Read on here dear friends!