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The JKC1 House in Singapore by Ong&Ong

By : Mark V | 11 Feb 2012 8:08 pm | Homes

The most fabulous and expensive district in Singapore is Bukit Timah, a place where you could find the beautiful JKC1 House, designed by a famous architectural firm called ONG&ONG.  This property is made of several plots that were developed by the Keck Seng Group. The topography of the site is a bit unusual and even the pool from the front yard is odd, even though it looks incredible, combining the feng shui elements of “mountain” and “water”. If you enter…

Garden House in Brazil by David Guerra

By : Mark V | 11 Dec 2011 7:22 pm | Homes

Brazilian architect David Guerra designed the wonderful Garden House, transforming an 1980’s house into this state-of-the-art residence. The house was built for the director of a company with the head office in London. The major changes in the redesign of the place were probably the extension of the interior and the exterior and the new windows, which make the rooms seem even more spacious, since they used to be so dark in the past. The house had to be adjusted…

Cool MIMA House by MIMA Architects

By : Mark V | 10 Dec 2011 8:46 pm | Homes

This cool house has been designed by MIMA Architects with the purpose of rendering the lifestyle of society nowadays. It took the architects from MIMA almost 5 years to finish this project and offer a flexible, cheap, but more than useful product with a simple design. The design is flexible and allows all kinds of changes thanks to the wooden frames and glazed structure that allow plywood panels to be inserted on the inside as well as the outside of…

Injidup Residence in Yallingup, Australia

By : Mark V | 10 Dec 2011 8:28 pm | Homes

The Injidup Residence in Australia dealt with a lot of restrictions since the Busselton council imposed some limits: the building shouldn’t be higher than 4 meters above ground level. This residence offers views of Injidup Beach and even though it`s a single level building, it still is impressive. This contemporary residence functions as a holiday retreat for a large family and the client asked the designers to separate the areas so that their children would be isolated from noisier backgrounds,thus…

Fairy-Tale House in Carmel-by-the-Sea

By : Mark V | 4 Dec 2011 10:07 pm | Homes

This beautiful house located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California reminds us of fairy tales or houses taken from fantasy books. It is called Lilacs and Laughter, probably a perfect name for it’s unique atmosphere and once you enter the house the first thing that you notice is the rustic ceiling with wooden beams on it. The vintage pieces of furniture create a surreal atmosphere and the fireplace has an antique air, increasing the sensation of vintage and fairytales seem to enact around…

Wonderful Home+1 Project in Salt Lake City

By : Mark V | 4 Dec 2011 2:22 pm | Homes

The “Home |+1″ project is located in Salt Lake City, USA and the name reveals everything, since we have here a spectacular house that has an extra feature: another adjacent cottage that can function depending on the client`s request, it can be a guest home, a nanny suite or a mother-in-law apartment. The project was the creation of the people from Cityhome Collective. Some people search for a lifetime for two houses, one linked to the other, most of us…

The Black Beauty Mariposa Villa in Costa Rica

By : Mark V | 4 Dec 2011 1:42 pm | Homes

Located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the Black Beauty Mariposa Villa indulges in luxury, acting like a holiday home for anyone who wants to visit the country one day. It occupies 4,424 square foot and it is called “Mariposa” which means “butterfly” because it seems to flutter over the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The house is a three bedroom residence and it has a sustainable design and many open spaces. The sense of privacy is achieved…

The lovely Yallingup Residence in Western Australia

By : Mark V | 4 Dec 2011 2:01 am | Homes

The Yallingup Residence was designed by Wright Feldhusen Architects and it’s located in Western Australia in a relaxing rural area. The steel structure of this building was a key feature in the home’s design since the client has a business that deals with steel fabrication and wanted to take that into his new home as well. From the east side of the residence guests could enjoy beautiful views of the valley where it’s located and another part of the house…

Haifa House by Pitsou Kedem Architects

By : Mark V | 27 Nov 2011 10:19 pm | Homes

This superb house can be found in Haifa, Israel and it was designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects. The house is placed right in the center of a very important historic avenue in Haifa’s French Carmel neighborhood. The area is filled with lovely residences, most of them being built in the Bauhaus style. The style is known for its simplicity –starting with the colours and ending with the facades and finishes. But this house in particular is a bit different than…

Bonaire House by Silberstein Architecture

By : Mark V | 27 Nov 2011 8:49 pm | Homes

Bonaire is a Caribbean island, located on the east of Central America, north of Venezuela. This Bonaire House has a contemporary design featuring a façade painted in white, which creates a spectacular contrast with the colours of the Caribbean waters. The house was designed by Silberstein Architecture. The first thing that you notice about this place is the way you reach the house. You have to jump off the boat to reach the deck and then you can enter the…

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