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HOUSE T Olivier Dwek Architectures

Kefallinia. Cephalonia. The island was even described by Homer in ancient times. Its backbone culminates in a peak 1,628m high, in the midst of the Ionian Sea. Seen from the mainland, it surges out of the blue depths in an intense light, often coiffed with a veil of clouds. So when the opportunity arose to build a house facing this spectacle, the choice was obvious. The subject would of course be the island, framed by the house. From the initial sketches until its completion, the plans were developed around the view. From the terraces, the sitting room, the dining room, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, the living space was oriented towards this fascinating seascape, which the architecture emphasises, making it even more theatrical.

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Crystal River Tree House, designed by Green Line Architects and “tree house expert” David Rasmussen.

The 230 square-foot tree house is mainly supported by log columns, since the trees on the property weren’t strong enough to build on. All framing materials for the house are reclaimed timber, including the sheathing and siding which are locally-sourced white pine and cedar. The walls are insulated and there’s also a wood stove to keep the space cozy in winter.


Radical Re-Housing: Paul Preissner and Independent Architecture Reimagine the Low-Cost Home

Frequent collaborators Paul Preissner Architects and Independent Architecture (previously Indie Architecture) adapted a steel arch building system, commonly used for agricultural and industrial buildings, to make small lot houses and row houses. By reconfiguring the standard panels, each house is given a unique and playful form—a rare feature of low-cost housing. Unlike a modern kit-of-parts strategy, where a house is customized by arranging panels within a modular frame, these houses are customized by assembling panels in various sequences to make unique profiles. Significantly, because the panels are mass-produced in existing factories across the U.S., costs typically associated with manufactured housing are avoided. Using this method, the architects were able to cut the average cost per square foot by almost 50%. Paul Preissner Architects and Independent Architecture are working with students at the School of Architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago to design a kiosk to be shown at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial this October before being permanently installed on the city’s lakefront. 

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