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Amchit Residence by Blankpage Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Oct 2014 11:23 pm | Homes

The Amchit Residence is a bachelor pad located in Nahr el Mott, Lebanon with a stunning design and a view of the ocean, featuring a design created by the practice of Blankpage Architects. The project was designed as a layering of several decks that want to maximize the connection to the sea, with slabs being sustained by a steel structure made with square columns on a 2.55meter module and a glass enclosure. To ensure the privacy the designers implemented a…

Torcuato House by BAK arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Oct 2014 7:09 pm | Homes

The Torcuato House is a residential project designed by the practice of BAK Arquitectos with an aesthetic similar to the beautiful House Beach (which we covered here) and it is located in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina in a Country Club founded in 1950 surrounded by various species of trees and bushes to ensure a great landscape. The backyard opens toward a wooded common area while the front has two ash trees to ensure the shading needed during the…

Chalet Lac Gate by BOOM TOWN

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Oct 2014 12:39 pm | Homes

The Chalet Lac Gate is on the shore of the Gate Lake located in Garrington, Quebec, Canada and it was designed by the architect Eric Joseph Tremblay from the BOOM TOWN practice near a mature cedar wooded area that ensure a stunning natural setting for the home. The site is sloping and the roofs follow the slope to minimize the volume so that the house would integrate better into the landscape. The residence is spread over two floors and the…

Casa De Flore by Arcadian Architecture + Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Oct 2014 12:24 am | Homes

Casa De Flore located in Taipei City, Taiwan was designed in 2013 by the practice of Arcadian Architecture + Design as a contemporary structure with a recessed area toward the road for the parking space and a terraced landscape. The house has a low profile and enclosed geometry on the frontal façade to protect the inhabitants from the noise and views of the road and there are different angles that create a sculptural rectangle frame on this side. The attention…

Penthouse in the Print House by FORM Design Architecture Ltd.

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Oct 2014 11:18 pm | Homes

Located in London, England, this residential project was created by the FORM Design Architecture Ltd. practice with the living area and entrance on the upper level, while the lower floor contains the sleeping section. The duplex penthouse spreads over a surface of 230 square meters and it features a frameless glass overhead that brings abundant light indoors. The drum has a marble plaster lining and it opens into the living space. The duplex contains a study with its own shower…

Paradox House by KLab Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Oct 2014 6:52 pm | Homes

The practice of KLab Architecture designed the Paradox House in 2013 which is located in Peania, Athens, Greece, a picturesque setting that provides ample opportunity for great views. The residence spreads over a surface of 250 square meters and is inhabited by a young family. The layout of the interior is open and tries to bring as much light inside as possible, so the angles of the structure were carefully considered to protect the home from the northern winds while…

House Van der Watt by Wolff Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Oct 2014 2:17 am | Homes

The practice of Wolff Architects designed this residential project in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa in collaboration with botanists so that a clearing could be found in the protected vegetation of the region to host the new house. The residence was oriented to take advantage of the best views and it integrates into the natural setting with three separate blocks that have a fairface cement brick façade as the rocks around it. The separation into three blocks was done…

Tokinoie by ASOstyle

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Oct 2014 11:01 pm | Homes

The ASOstyle architectural practice designed this residential project called tokinoie which is located in the Gifu Prefecture of Japan and features an aesthetic that wants to serve as a healing home for a family that wanted to honor the memory of their ancestors. The property was previously owned by the father of the inhabitants and, as an act of remembrance, the designers reused the materials of the old home to incorporate them into a more contemporary design so that the…

Earth House Estate by Vetsch Architektur

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Oct 2014 4:10 pm | Homes

The Earth House Estate located in Dietikon, Switzerland was designed by the practice of Vetsch Architektur to create a dream-like setting that offers an alternative to the traditional single houses, while also integrating better with the natural landscape. The house is near an agricultural land and the houses area actually below the ground level with earth covering their roofs and a small artificial lake in their center. The entrance is integrated with the side of the settlement and is difficult…

Cedar Park House by Peter Cohan

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Oct 2014 11:57 am | Homes

The Cedar Park House located in Seattle, Washington was designed by the architect Peter Cohan on a steep site that provided a great view while also collecting the water that could destabilize the slope so that it is strengthened, and all this with a minimal amount of energy. The concrete walls of the structure were cast on site and they define the main outdoor and indoor areas, improving the connection between the two. The walls form a Y shape that…

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