2014 Gold Nugget Winners Book - page 49

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Best International Residential Project—Detached
Community Statement:
This is a modest house made to blend into the beautiful Icelandic nature – designed for an easy lifestyle. Vacation home or all year round.
Its simple eco-conscious design focuses on functionality and creates a healthy living environment for the family. The home integrates with the landscape and blends
with the environment’s “body”. A conscious effort was made to use materials in their most organic form. It embraces history with forms found in traditional mud houses
and the sod roof and walls form the solid building.
The project reduces its impact on the natural ground by using natural materials in their most organic form. Concrete, wood, and glass unify to create the building.
Large and expansive windows and openings are used in the living area to provide abundant natural light, and frame the beautiful landscape and enable a seamless
connection with nature. Sustainable practice like using recycled materials such as rubber tires, are used on the kitchen wall.
The home is open and glass is used to make the nature fill into the house. The summers are filled with endless sun while the winters glow with the Northern Lights
and the snow is so bright it lights up the endless darkness.
The judges chose to recognize this project with International Project honors as well as Grand Award honors in the category.
The design team live and work in Los Angeles, CA but chose to return to their native Iceland to build this modest home design to blend into the landscape and promote
healthy and eco-conscious family living.
Grand Award
International Project of the Year
Big Little Rock
Iceland
Architect/Interiors:
Minarc
Photographer: Art Gray
Award of Merit
Black Pearl- Luxelake
Chengdu, China
Architect:
Patel Architecture Inc.
Morohashi Project
Niigata, Japan
Builder/Developer/Interiors:
Morohashi Home
Builders
Architect/Planner:
MARXS Design, LTD.
Villa Merchu
Malaysia
Builder:
Juteras SDN BHD
Architect:
Landry Design Group, Inc.
Landscape Architect:
Inchscape
Interior Design:
Design Wilkes Studio
Chamandy Residence
Mont-Tremblant, Canada
Builder:
ENTREPRISES NORLAP INC.
Architect:
Landry Design Group, Inc.
The Sanctuary Golf Estates
Shanghai, China
Builder/Developer:
Shanghai Lanhai Real Estate
Development Corp. /Kenneth Behring China
Architect/Planner/Interiors:
Dahlin Group
Architecture Planning