Architecture Archives | Aaron Smith

Maison ERG

Maison ERG   Formerly used to house railroad workers, a hundred-year-old Swiss dwelling has been reimagined as a modern mountain residence. Built in 1911, Maison ERG is situated in the Alps of Montreux. Although most of the interior has been completely renovated, the original iron and walnut staircase remains intact. Hallow grids inserted into the.. […]

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Dog Dream House

Dog Dream House   With its clean lines and green roof, the Dog Dream House is for the architecturally-savvy pooch. The design-forward canine quarters features a timber construction and sloped canopy that will make owners envious. Along the side, a planted ramp leads to a grass roof equipped with a motion-activated watering system to keep.. […]

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Delphi Lux Cinema

Delphi Lux Cinema   Going to the movies is an experience of its own but the Delphi Lux Cinema adds another layer. Located in Berlin’s City West district, the building offers seven distinct theaters. Their personalities are on display as soon as you enter the lobby with exteriors ranging from pink diamond shaped tiles to.. […]

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One-Room House

One-Room House Ascending up 13 floors, the One-Room House is designed as a continuous spiral. The dwelling is housed in a narrow metal shell. Although privacy is minimal, the interior is free of partitions. Rather than separate rooms, the open space is divided by levels. The platforms are made from corrugated-metal and are supported by […]

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Ghat House

Ghat House Cascading down a steep slope on the coast of Chile, the Ghat House is inspired by the topography of the land. The large slanted roof is supported by 15 pillars. Each one is unique in form, softening the monolithic presence of the concrete structure. The majority of the living spaces are found within […]

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Casa Elache

Casa Elache Just off the main house on a property in Brazil, concrete gets fancy for this swanky poolside annex. The Casa Elache is constructed from board-form concrete and glass. Left exposed to the interior, the concrete creates a unique texture, offset by the warmth of Italian walnut panels. The space is comprised of a […]

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D’Entrecasteaux House

D’Entrecasteaux House Located on the wind-swept island of Bruny, the D’Entrecasteaux House is designed to combat the harsh Tasmanian climate. The home is surrounded by a large stone wall. This outer shell blends the main house into the landscape while also offering protection from the strong coastal winds. Within the barrier is an arrival courtyard. […]

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Joshua Tree Desert House

Joshua Tree Desert House Emerging from the terrain like an alien shrub, the Joshua Tree Desert House is organically ingrained into the rocky landscape. The sculpted exterior is formed by cast concrete slabs. Taking a decade to complete, its interior continues the same artistic approach with custom-made pieces and bronze accents. Massive boulders are incorporated […]

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Sheldon Chalet

Sheldon Chalet Situated on a glacier just below the summit of Denali, the Sheldon Chalet offers a swanky retreat in the rugged Alaskan landscape. The cabin sits 6,000 feet above sea level. Only accessible by plane, the exclusive accommodations include a living area situated around a fireplace, full kitchen, five guest rooms, and a sauna. […]

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Disappear Retreat

Disappear Retreat Clad in reflective glass, the Disappear Retreat integrates itself into any landscape. The prefab dwelling puts you right in the middle of nature without disrupting it. At just 83 square-feet, the structure is lightweight and can be transported on a standard trailer. Its compact size has minimal impact on the land and requires […]

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Woodland House

Woodland House With a palette of cedar and glass, the Woodland House fades into the forest landscape. It’s situated on a wooded plateau. Comprised of three realms, the home is organized around an entry courtyard. The lawn leads to a glazed entrance, linking the structure’s sections. Internally, warm walnut floors and exposed beams compliment the […]

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