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Modern Castle-Like Beach House in Malibu

By : Mark V | 22 May 2015 1:47 am | Homes

This house tries to combine the exterior of a medieval castle with the comfort of our modern life. And given its location we have to agree that the stone walls are a good idea in a warm environment. Build on the Malibu beach, this house also has a swimming pool right next to it, together with a terrace. Although minimalistic in its exterior, the interior is ultra-modern, with extra-large balconies to give a perfect view of the ocean. The living…

The Peninsula 1 villa in St. Tropez

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2015 1:22 am | Homes

The Peninsula 1 villa is located in St. Tropez in the South of France offering a combination of modern and classical design in a luxurious ensemble that makes it quite ideal for a vacation. Offering an open-plan with a very large terrace and lounge, adorned with palm trees and a pool with a mobile base which can be raised to extend the terrace even further; the villa opens up to a view of the sea and there is even an…

Allandale House Project by William O’Brien Jr

By : Mark V | 19 May 2015 7:11 pm | Homes

The unusual Allandale house was designed by Cambridge-based architect William O’Brien Jr especially to accommodate a family during small vacations. The contemporary style of the house beautifully contrasts with the interior details that create an atmosphere of luxury. The colour palette is joyful, which was quite a bold move made by the architect since the house is placed in a forest area. The black and white classic contrast is the major theme in the design of the house and the…

Isolee by Tjep

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 May 2015 12:38 am | Homes

The Dutch design group Tjep designed Isolee, a house that delivers an ecologically friendly retreat through the combination of intelligent technology with the elegance of a modern home, to offer a habitat that impacts the environment as little as possible. The structure has three stories and is designed on a concrete pier foundation so as the impact on the site is limited, as if the building would be set as a table on four legs. The façade is made from…

Agua House by Barrionuevo Sierchuk Arquitectas

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 May 2015 6:37 pm | Homes

This marvelous house will draw the eye of everyone who happens to pass by it through the pure white geometric design of the exterior that complements perfectly the rustic stone wall and the vegetation nearby. But once we inspect it in more detail we will see a surprising combination of classical and modern elements that offer a unique ambiance. Named the Agua House, since it is entirely surrounded by water, the wonderful residence was designed by the practice of Barrionuevo…

Lovely Lake House in the South West of England

By : Mark V | 17 May 2015 12:31 pm | Homes

Gloucestershire is a county in South West England and even if it`s unfamiliar to many, it offers a lot of intriguing, beautiful houses. The Lake House has a façade made of wood and the indoor-outdoor outlines seem blurred. The façade being made of wood helps the house fit with the surroundings,giving the overall design a warm vibe. The house has two levels and the designers chose the floor-to-ceiling windows. The trick with this type of windows is that it allows…

Luxury Residence in Hawaii by Arri Lecron Architects

By : Mark V | 17 May 2015 12:20 am | Homes

This residence is found on the coastline of the Island of Maui in Hawaii and has been given the quite appropriate name of the Jewel of Kahana. Designed by the practice of Arri Lecron Architects, this villa offers a perfect home in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. With a surface of 9200 square feet, it includes seven stylish bedrooms, a vast and exquisite guest home with a bedroom and bathroom, a spa, sports bar and plenty…

Modern house in Paço de Arcos, Lisbon

By : Mark V | 15 May 2015 12:01 pm | Homes

This house acts as a shape-shifter since it was built out of several materials to recreate the idea of having various forms. It has been built on a sloping site in Alto do Lagoal in Paço de Arcos. Broad plain surfaces and some tension spaces were combined and used so that the light could reflect on the objects highlighting the geometry-thus creating a very nice illusion that the house actually changes shape and form during daylight. The client demanded that…

Indigo by Bo Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 5:47 am | Homes

The architectural practice of Bo Design designed this chalet called Indigo with a raw modern look that combines marvelously the urban and new with the natural and organic aspect. The exterior is made from stone and wood in a rustic manner mirroring the surrounding and also offering a sturdy look. The interior on the other hand is very modern and hosts everything a home should have, all in a tasteful design that hints to the exterior butoffers a milder and…

The Curving House by JOHO Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 May 2015 11:40 am | Homes

The Curving House, completed in 2012 is a contemporary house in Gyeonggi-do, Korea and it was created by the studio of JOHO Architecture with a curving shape similar to a concave lens and an above ground structure. According to the designers, the peculiar shape of the house was chosen due to the topography of the site and because it also provides a more efficient parking due to the lifting of the house 2 meters above ground. The shape it received…

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