Ravenwood House

Location: North Woods. Minnesota. United States Year of construction: 1998 Architect: David Salmela Associates: Carrol & Franck,

Hurst & Heinrichs, Coen & Stumpf Photography: Peter Kerze

Jim Brandenburg discovered this secluded spot in 1979 on an assignment for National Geographic to photograph a waterfall close to where Ravenwood now stands. This site lies within the Superior National Forest and on the border of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It is also the setting for Jim’s later best-selling portrait of wolves, Brother Wolf, published in 1993.

In 1981 Jim and his wife Judy, who were living in Minneapolis at the time, built a holiday home here in the middle of the woods...

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Into House

Location: Espoo, Finland Year of construction: 1998 Architect: Jyrki Tasa Photography: Jussi Tianeti & Jyrki Tasa

This design by Jyrki Tasa combines a poetic exercise with a rational development. The most advanced precision techniques have been applied to transform the symbolic forms of this modern, sensual, and imaginative structure into reality.

Standing on a tall hill facing west toward the sea. Into House appears to perch on the rock, clinging to it, and sheltered by a curving white wall pointing in the direction of the evening sun.

The building is clearly organized into sectors...

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YG House

Location: Katta-gmi, Japan Year of construction: 1997 Architect: Atelier Hitoshi Abe Photography: Syunichi Atsumi

Hitoshi Abe, the visible head of Atelier Hitoshi Abe, belongs to a later generation of architects. Born in 1962, he is a contemporary of Shigeru Ban and Kazuyo Sejima. For four years he worked for the Coop Himmelblau before founding the Atelier Hitoshi Abe, together with Yosikatu Matuno and Hideyuki Mori.

In the early 1990s the Atelier undertook a number of large-scale projects such as the Miyagi Stadium and the Miyagi water tower. During the second half of the 90s, at the same time as the commission for theYG House, they took on projects on a more domestic scale such as the M-house, Gravel-2, and the "neige lune fleur” restaurant.

TheYG House was designed in the form of a 29...

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Rosebery House

Location: Brisbane, Australia Year of construction: 1997 Architects: Brit Andresen & Peter O’Gorman Associates ‘.John Batterbam, Lon Murphy Photography: John Linkins, Brit Andresen

The Brisbane gorges are magical, mysterious places: deep, leafy remnants of the original landscape now reduced by mankind’s efforts to adapt the land for building.

Wild and densely wooded, the plot where Rosebery House now stands presented the architects with a number of problems. The ravine is at its steepest on the north, the side favored in the southern hemisphere as it offers better light and warmer temperatures. Another obstacle was the amount of water on the site: overcoming it meant extra expense.

With a limited budget, architects Brit Andresen and Peter O’Gorman had to intervene in this landscap...

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Biichel House ^louse’s located in a contrasting

landscape, with a steep, rocky cliff on one side and on the other the valley filled with fruit trees lying below Vaduz castle.

Location: Vaduz, Liechtenstein Year of construction: 7996 Architects: Baumschlager & Eberle Associates: Elmar Hasler, Nic Wob/weiid, D. l.


Photography: Eduard Hueber

Biichel House stands alone and unconcerned in this outstanding countryside location. It rises proudly, changing the way the landscape is perceived. It was only after much debate between the architects and their clients that this unusual design was finally approved.

To make the most of the topography of the site and also to preserve the existing fruit trees, the designers opted for a compact, three-story structure rather than a horizontal development that would occupy a larger surface area ...

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