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Piampiano Residence by Studio B Architects

Studio B Architects have completed a contemporary remodel of a house in Woody Creek, Colorado. Description An existing assembly of disparate structures within a narrow site and wedged between a steep embankment and the rivers edge offered a curious challenge. Per Pitkin County regulations regarding proximity to river setbacks, demolition of the existing house was not an option as the immediate relationship to the Roaring Fork would be lost. We utilized the existing architecture by taking our cues in mass, scale and materials to transform the ordinary into a series of additions and new elements to unify the new residence blurring the boundary of existing and new. Perched within the tall conifers and unable to remove them, the reclaimed siding reflects the texture/color of the trees, refers to the previous house and coupled with aluminum windows yield a maintenance-free exterior. The additions and detached garage/guest suite configurations are driven by the site and topographi

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Beverly Hills House by JENDRETZKI Architecture

Argentine architect Pablo Jendretzki has completed the renovation of a Hal Levitt 50′s house in Beverly Hills, California. Description The main premise of this intervention was to open the the house and connect as much as possible the exterior with the interior. Partitions were replaced with shelving units to open up and connect all spaces. Not only Sliding glass doors from floor to ceiling make this connection possible but also the wood installed indoors that continues on the deck outside, using the exact same height and perfectly following the lines. Pool is reconfigured to better follow the house and illuminated with fiber-optic stars, that mimic the starry night. New solar photovoltaic panels provide power, water heating panels heat the pool. Entrance doors by John Houshmand . Design: JENDRETZKI Architecture Photography: Alejandro Wirth