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Flex Model by SHED Architecture & Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Oct 2014 11:45 am | Homes

Flex Model is a residential project redesigned by the SHED Architecture & Design practice for a single family living in Seattle, Washington and it features a more open layout with sliding panels and curtains replacing the partition walls. The reconfiguration was done to bring the project to contemporary standards while also including a home office on the ground floor with a family, media and guest room for the nights and weekends. The sliders are made of aluminum to give easy…

Cosmic by UID

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Sep 2014 12:09 am | Homes

Cosmic is a residential project designed by the UID architectural practice combining the elegant simplicity of Japanese aesthetic with the complex geometries of contemporary modern design so that the home is in constant connection with the city, sea and forest in the vicinity. The hill on which the home is located permits some privacy with the aid of screens to protect from the sunlight and they also provide an expansive view of the surroundings with the layers opening to frame…

Thao Dien House by MM++ Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Sep 2014 7:46 pm | Homes

The Thao Dien House is beautiful contemporary renovation located in an eastern suburb of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and it was designed by the practice of MM++ Architects in 2014 with an aesthetic that is inspired by the Mediterranean tradition with minimal shapes and increased openings. The layout is highly open with a monolithic volume that has a corner covered by vegetation to bring more light to the upper terrace and to ensure a transition element with the garden.…

Luxury Spanish Villa with Golf Course Views by Lagula

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Sep 2014 12:41 pm | Homes

The Lagula architectural practice designed this luxurious residential project which offers a view toward a golf course and is located in the La Vinya area near the PGA Catalunya Resort in Spain. The exterior is highly open with a complex geometry that brings a sculptural structure into the landscape with a large outdoor swimming pool and dining area. The staircase ensures access to the swimming pool from both levels and it follows the white color palette of the exterior to…

Casa Rocas by Studio MK27

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Sep 2014 4:40 pm | Homes

Casa Rocas is a residential project designed by Studio MK27 in 2013 and it is located in El Pangue, Zapallar, Valparaiso Region, Chile on a rocky natural site where the designers wanted the implantation to be as gentle as possible to maintain the difference of level between the site and the views of the surroundings. There are two sides with stone walls that define the social and service areas of the home and the upper level is where the private…

San Anselmo House by Shands Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Sep 2014 6:31 pm | Homes

The San Anselmo House located in Marin County, California was designed by the Shands Studio with a contemporary aesthetic and a layout that optimizes the connection between the interior and the surrounding landscape. The residence is located on a sloping side with large trees surrounding it and thus the designers didn’t have to worry about privacy, so the focus was to make the landscape a part of the design. The house spreads over a surface of 2450 square meters and…

San Miguel de Salinas by ÁBATON

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Sep 2014 4:24 pm | Homes

San Miguel de Salinas is a residential project designed by the ABATON architectural practice from Madrid in collaboration with the Architect Studio Woods Bagot from London and it is located in Alicante, Spain. The home is in a beautiful natural site with 330 hectares of hills surrounding it and a view toward the Mediterranean Sea. There is an 18-hole golf course on the site that was featured in the top 100 golf courses of Europe since it blends into the…

Gorgeous Desert Mountain Retreat

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Sep 2014 7:40 pm | Homes

This luxurious residential project is located in the Desert Mountain gated community in Scottsdale, Arizona, which gives access to six Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses was designed to provide a comfortable and contemporary home with an original aesthetic. The living area continues onto the terrace outdoors with a halfmoon swimming pool and a large number of chairs to provide seating for plenty of guests. The exterior has a beige tone that integrates into the desert setting while also bringing a…

The Otter Cove Residence by Sagan Piechota Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Sep 2014 2:02 pm | Homes

The Otter Cover Residence located on a rocky outcrop with an overview of the ocean in Carmel, California was designed by the practice of Sagan Piechota Architecture as a contemporary home that integrates with the natural landscape by extending it. There are two wings in the project, with almost half of the living space placed underground and the site was split to give room to a courtyard. The east side was designed to secure the privacy of the inhabitants since…

Luxembourg House by Richard Meier & Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Sep 2014 3:43 pm | Homes

The Luxembourg House is a luxurious residential project designed by the Richard Meier & Partners architectural practice on a sloped site with a forest surrounding it and the structure incorporates several sustainable elements that ensure its efficiency. The house spreads over three floors to provide panoramic views of the surroundings and its orientation was determined by the solar gain as well as to shield it from overheating. The layout has an L shape with the private rooms toward the north…

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