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Frick Residence by Laurie Frick and KRBD

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 7:51 pm | Homes

The Frick Residence was designed by the artist Laurie Frick in collaboration with the KRBD architectural practice and it combines a single bedroom and two bathroom home with a home studio located in Barton Heights, Austin, Texas. The site had the original home relocated and a Diadora Cypress tree hindered the use of the front side, while the back side left sufficient room for a swimming pool and the existing oak tree. The structure is created with 16’ steel bars…

House Of Turquoise by Melissah Weigal

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 11:48 am | Homes

This house is the residence of the interior designer Melissah Weigal and she designed the project herself with coastal elements and a very open layout communicating with the pleasant climate of Anglesea, Victoria, Australia. The designer called her home House Of Turquoise due to the tones she chose and it gives access to a nearby beach. The interior is breezy and bright with a living area that combines white ceiling and walls with extensive glass and light wooden flooring to…

Nest House by Gerado Ars

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2015 8:14 pm | Homes

The Nest House located in Alvarado, Mexico is a contemporary residential project designed by the architect Gerado Ars for a retired couple and their growing family in an area that permits sufficient spaces for gardening or recreational activities. The designers blended the Chiapas and Veracruz culture into a single project sitting on a hill in the Playas del conchas gated community that offers a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. There are gardens around the house communicating with the…

Rumilahua House by Luis Lopez Lopez and Emilio Lopez Herrera

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2015 6:07 pm | Homes

The Rumilahua House located in Cotopaxi, Ecuador was designed through the collaboration of the architects Luis Lopez Lopez and Emilio Lopez Herrera at an altitude of 3300 meters in the Andes and it features a contemporary aesthetic that is well integrated into the natural landscape while also offering a great view of the nearby volcanoes Sincholagua, Cotopaxi, Ruminahui, Corazon and Pasochoa. The house spreads over a surface of 450 square meters to extend the small house with reinforced concrete walls…

Sliding Pergolas House by FGMF Arquitetos

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2015 9:36 pm | Homes

The Sliding Pergolas House designed by the FGMF Arquitetos practice is located in Bauru, Brazil in a gated community for a couple working at the local university. The house spreads over a surface of 170 square meters with the sectors divided into smaller volumes and the lack of a good view led the designers to choose additional privacy, so the limits of the home are walled. The layout created room for a patio and each section has different characteristics according…

Prospector Residence by Marmol Radziner

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2015 3:36 pm | Homes

The Prospector Residence located in Sun Valley, Idaho was designed by the Marmol Radziner architectural practice in a hillside region that offers a great view of the mountain as well as an elegant choice of materials. The house spreads over three levels to maximize the site and the sights, while the materials used for the residence are natural ones to create a dialogue with the landscape. The main materials are stone veneer, red cedar siding and a bluestone floor. The…

Villa Sawarin by Jean-Michel Gath and Phillipe Starck

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2015 2:45 am | Homes

Villa Sawarin is a luxurious project created through the collaboration of Jean-Michel Gath with Phillipe Starck to offer a beautiful eight bedroom retreat along the beachfront of the Yamu Peninsula. The villa is at a distance of only 20 minutes away from the Phuket International Airport of Thailand and offers an overall surface of 4000 square meters inside as well as a campus that spreads over three acres offering an overview of the Phang Nga Bay. Luxury and comfort were…

Sonoma Wine Country Cabana by Arkin and Tilt Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jan 2015 10:45 pm | Homes

The Sonoma Wine Country Cabana located in the Valley of the Moon on the San Francisco Bay is an eco-friendly retreat created by the practice of Arkin and Tilt Architects and it brings contemporary elements into a hillside landscape that offers a great view of the Wine Country. The cabin extends to a large outdoor terrace equipped with a bath, changing room and outdoor shower near the swimming pool, while the back side of the structure is integrated into the…

Nautical Lines Residence by Greg Shand Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jan 2015 12:00 am | Homes

The Nautical Lines Residence surely deserves its name since it is a waterfront property in Singapore featuring a waving geometry and a design created by the Greg Shand Architects practice as a backdrop in a region filled by contemporary residential units. The curved elements on the road side set the tone for the overall nautical theme and the back side offers a view toward the ocean. The ceiling was clad in recycled teak wood to remind us of a boat…

MZ House by Basiches Arquitetos Associados

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jan 2015 8:00 pm | Homes

The MZ House designed by the practice of Basiches Arquitetos Associados is located on the seacoast in Guaruja, near Sao Paulo, Brazil and is comprised of a leisure pavilion that was restored with the original framework while the rest of the areas were removed to leave more room for the main zone. The pavilion is seen as a single element from outside with the walls and flat concrete standing out, while from inside the partitions made of timber coating help…

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