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Thank you very much for the submission. There is some great designs in here. However, while I like flat roof, my wife dont. Also, the entrance is into the living room, and that makes it a bit difficult in terms of storage shoes and clothes.
Hi ! Thank you ! I like your design. Could I ask you for a few modifications ? If so: -there is only 1 (central) rainwater descent pipe. -you can hide (put below ground) the front of the chalet. The current wall you put up is not high enough, -the ground floor should be made of stone (same as the basement) -the decorative element on the roof looks great. Can you also add it to the balconies ? -could you give me a variant with the handrails, window-frames and support-beams in black ? -the garage door will be made from wood too, you can put a few windows in it and an entrance door. Thank you.
We most liked the signage, display case, and entrance idea from this design. Beyond that, we find most of the rest of the design to be impractical, and much too dark when we emphasized "light, lighter tones" in the description and inspirational images. a) By completely closing off the windows with paneling, the room is not at all inviting for an 8 AM breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. This design feels more like an asian themed lounge or nightclub. b) The open kitchen is far too small a space for the cooking and food prep needs of a modern bistro, especially when combined with the bar service area. c) We also emphasized in our initial description that we didn't want the place to feel overcrowded, with an expected customer occupancy of 30 to 40. This design packs in over 50 seats and makes no consideration of how our staff is supposed to service customers and clear tables in the middle area. In the same train of thought on practicality, how easily can guests move throughout this space; come in and out; go to the toilet, etc.? It's telling to us that the seating is presented with no staff or customers in the room, since doing so would expose the massive impracticality of this layout concept.
Sorry not a final contender too dark.
Very cool ideas but did not meet the criteria as did not give detail to walls modifications. Possible pool area.
Over all your design is what we're looking for. The exterior elevation has a great look to it, but would cost a bit more to build. Because the front entry is a long hall way, I think the higher ceiling in the entry would have a better effect than in the very rear of the home. Can you play with the floor plan to have a high ceiling height in the entry and redesign the second floor some. I really like the position of the stair case.
Visually nice design, great layout with sophistication. However the main brief of this project was to rework the stairs and extend the 2nd floor and turn this into the main living area. Additionally we would need more storage. I like the Window to the Garage Idea.
Very interesting design; the perch - vs tower - idea was interesting and very original. We appreciated the presentation and the layout which made it easy to see as practical and buildable. Thought the façade was stronger than we desired but understand how it fit the perch idea.
Thank you for your time and effort however given the problem of storm surge there is no amount of cut (void space) that can deal with the amount of water. A key requirement of the three part foundation is that structures float.
The reason we didn’t choose this design as the overall winner is that the fundamental scope was not followed. The scope was that we wanted to split the block into two different buildings and there was only one in this design. Having said that we feel the design was outstanding and would like to receive submissions from this designer for future projects. Main positives Explained the overall concept very well. Great rendering of the final building. Great Layout. Materials used were great Costings were helpful. Loved the concept of using grass/earth to act as a visual softener to the perimeter fence.
great visuals extra points for submitting early and quick great idea with pool to allow light through doesnt feel like a family home (but we weren’t specific on that in the brief) none of the bedrooms have natural light (excluding the original one) poor use of level 3 so the rooms feel small in comparison to how they could be. has tons of natural wow factor
Thank you for your submission specifically regarding the three facade options - the visualizations are very helpful. I cannot rate the proposal higher as not all key questions for the competition were answered. Many thanks again - regards.
Fulfill all the requirements and very well thought-out.
We sincerely appreciate the time and thoughtfulness put into your submission. Thank you!
We love the fireplace walls! This submission also re-used our furniture which was great! But we didn't really gain a lot from what we have now in terms of additional conversational seating in the main area, and we lost our desk area. However, the layout was a great idea for opening up the room and allowing a larger dining room table, and we are using this layout as a temporary layout while we piece together our final room. The space already feels so much bigger! Thank you! And we plan to treat the fireplace walls and surround very similar to what you have shown here! We also really appreciated the lighting suggestions, and hope to also implement some of that.
This one is really cool and shows creativity and skill. We absolutely love the floating flat roof section the backyard. Unfortunately, it wasn't a practical choice because there was little function with the upstairs addition compared to some others and we lost interior space to accommodate the design. There was no restroom for guests to easily access, which makes entertaining difficult. In addition, the street facing facade can't substantially change, so the coolest feature (courtyard effect and flat roof bumpout) could not be built.
The main concept of this proposal, the central corridor and the void with Zen garden is very beautiful, and basically it was the winning factor for your proposal. The interior design was also fantastic, and I am sure that a house like that would be featured in a coffee table book. Your floor plans showing clearly the axes and cross sections were very professional too and helped a lot to understand the relation between floors. However, we still have many comments that would need to be addressed in order to be able to use this concept for the detailed design. Thus, I would love to explore the possibility to develop further your proposal so it could be used for the detailed design. I will ask Arcbazar to contact us directly. If you don’t mind, I would like to state our main comments here: 1) In your concept description you mentioned that exiting first floor structure would be maintained and reinforced, but this is incorrect. I mentioned that the house will be completely demolished as I cannot assure the structural integrity of the existing house (I did not built it, and do not have structure plans). Hence, your cost estimation is quite low. 2) In general, your proposal would be perfect for a family with grown up children and where daily service activities are not important, like laundry, drying, storage, etc. The play room for my small kids is almost non-existing (6 sqm), instead you gave a bigger importance to the gym, proposing a fantastic gym (friends who have seen your proposal are willing to pay a fee to use the gym!!) 3) The concept of the master bedroom is genius (glass all the way from bed to bathroom). But the roof is no suitable for tropical countries as it has very poor heat isolation. It is necessary to have a lower ceiling like in the rest of the house, and it is preferable to have big window facing south in order to get more natural light. Additional question: how do we access the small balcony at the south side of the master room? 4) Where do you support the exterior walls of gym (axes Y2 and Y4)? I appreciate very much your hard work for this project, and look forward to get in touch with you.
This was one of the good designs we received. The outdoor fence was especially really nice. Unfortunately the competition was stiff and I think the choice of furniture could've been a bit fancier in this submission. We really appreciate your time and effort.
yes i would like to see changes in the garden
Definitely meets the competition's key criteria of "Less is More". It's a fantastic design that can be built. Excellent job!
Thanks for your participation. The number of offices was very limited. Others have provided more. Thank you again for your participation. Regards,
Reviewer felt the overall design was too contemporary for this competition.
Wow this was so great but just a little too much glass for Texas. It was beautiful
1- need further details that we wish to explore with particepent, 2- nominate as best submission 3- participant is very well clear with the brief, and was carefully Developed. 4- we wish to further explore full concept development (detailed layout, specs)
Impressive in many ways. Appreciated the exterior upgrades front and back. Thought the wood accents around the narrow windows redefine the facade in a very updated, contemporary way. The white brick is a great contrast to the black windows. The house from the back is unrecognizable and stunning. The inside color scheme reminds us of the W in New York in may ways. We think it is inspirational and will leverage the majority of the design elements. Our compliments to you for sticking with our desires to manage the cost of the renovation and not relocate things like the bathrooms which add significant cost to a renovation. We like the use of glass inside to provide a sense of physical separation without the walls so the layout remains open. In a nutshell, its a great job.
Excellent concept. We appreciate the cleanliness of the design and simplicity of the facade. Not a very natural design but certainly attractive if we can pull it off. We have our landscaper help us with the evaluation and he made a few relavant observations. First, the trees in teh fron yard are not birch but mulberrys. Something he would very much advise against. Second he said that Birch trees are very draught tolerant and, in fact, require a fair bit of water. Certainly the grass savings matters. Regardless, we think the design is inspirational enough that we dont mind doing a little leg work to figure out how to tweak it to fully execute. Thank you for the time. You did an amazing job.
This design was minimalist, but we really liked it. Very simple, and very beautiful. However, the designer did not include a washer/dryer like many others, so it did not rank in our top 3.