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Glebe Residence by Batay-Csorba Architects

Batay-Csorba Architects have completed the Glebe residence in Ottawa, Canada. Description from the architects The Glebe Residence is a full interior renovation and 1,500ft addition to the 1890′s structure in Ottawa, Canada. The two storey existing rectilinear brick massing was retained providing a direct reference to its past, while a new third storey and three storey addition clad in contrasting black metal panels cantilever and pivot around an existing historic sugar maple tree located on teh site. The conflict between the required additional program and the limitations imposed by the existing tree and site setbacks create a massing that uses the tree as a central pivot for the shifting geometry, creating a series of diagonally cantilevered masses. The relationship between the residence and the tree is facilitated through a series of ever changing oblique relationships and views such that each space develops its own unique relationship with the specimen tree. The lack of

Jaragua Residence by Fernanda Marques

Architect Fernanda Marques has designed the Jaragua Residence in São Paulo, Brazil. Architect: Fernanda Marques Photographer: Fernando Guerra