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Kilham House by AR Design Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Aug 2014 9:13 am | Homes

The AR Design Studio created this residential project in Kilham, England on the outskirts of Winchester, trying to bring together elements of contemporary architecture with the original façade preserved. The house has a complicated layout and the contemporary addition extends the interior to provide five much needed bedrooms with a large double height entrance that leads to the main living areas and further into the garden which is connected to the indoors by sliding glazed doors. The house is inhabited…

Weston Residence by Specht Harpman Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Aug 2014 9:00 am | Homes

The Weston Residence located in Connecticut, in a valley next to the Saugatuck River, offers an efficient contemporary design created by the practice of Specht Harpman Architects with parts of the house interacting with the surroundings to create an easy flow between the interior areas and into the natural setting. The access to the home is made from a road which starts on a cliff and thus the roof acts as a fifth façade which was very important to the…

Weave House by A-cero

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Aug 2014 8:18 am | Homes

The A-cero architectural practice has defined their distinctive style which is quite visible in projects like the LV House, or the Open Box House and the Weave House is no different, following the daring sinuous and organic geometry that became a signature of the architects Joaquin Torres and Rafael Llamazares. This single-family home is located on an exclusive part of the Spanish coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and it has a surface of 1000 square meters spread over three floors…

Villa S2 by MARC Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Aug 2014 5:22 pm | Homes

Villa S2 is a residential project located on the Ijburg Island of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and it was designed in 2012 by the MARC Architects practice with three floors, high ceilings and a view of the waterfront. The vertical layout is imposed by the need for a compact shape due to the small plot and the front of the house has a ramp leading to the parking spot where a part of the basement is located. The backside has a…

Aenaon villas by Giorgos Alexiou

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jul 2014 7:09 pm | Homes

The architect Giorgos Alexiou designed the Aenaon Villas located in the highest area of Santorini, Greece, a zone that is also very narrow but it offers the opportunity of having an overview of the surroundings from all four sides. The housing project is comprised of seven villas that provide a remarkable Mediterranean retreat with a traditional exterior that is in complete harmony with the landscape. The interior is bright and equipped with all the modern features while maintaining a simple…

Pearl Bay Residence by Gavin Maddock Design Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jul 2014 7:00 pm | Homes

The Pearl Bay Residence in Cape Town, South Africa was created by the Gavin Maddock Design Studio near a nature reserve on the west coast to the north of the city, so the home offers splendid views of the ocean. The site had a dune in its front that was higher than the rest of the site so the designers created a rectangular structure with two floors and a total surface of 600 square meters. The structural elements were reduced…

Tigh Port na Long by Dualchas Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jul 2014 6:29 pm | Homes

Tigh Port na Long is a residential project located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and it was designed by the practice of Dualchas Architects for a couple who loved visiting the island with their dogs and the unpredictable weather attracted them to create a vacation home here. The owners prefer a simple design with minimalist features and this is quite fitting in an area which looks untouched by man. The project is at the end of the Aird…

Home between Pond and Ocean by Bates Masi Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jul 2014 5:46 pm | Homes

This residential project was designed by the Bates Masi Architects practice in the village of Sagaponack, New York and it features an aesthetic that tries to incorporate the natural landscape into the home since it resides between a freshwater pond and the Atlantic Ocean. The house is inhabited by a family with four sons and there is also enough room for guests. The amenities include a swimming pool, pool house, garage, sports court and a lawn outside, while inside there…

LV House by A-cero

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2014 7:43 pm | Homes

LV House is a residential project designed by the A-cero architectural practice for a single family and it is located in Madrid, Spain offering a high quality exterior and interior with a total built area of around 1000 square meters which is spread over three floors. The public areas consisting of the dining and living room area on the ground floor integrated with the kitchen and service area, while the top floor is dedicated to the private sections, namely the…

House on the Castle Mountainside by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2014 7:15 pm | Homes

The practice of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos enjoys minimalist white exteriors with a contemporary geometry as we have seen in the Atrium House they designed, and they follow the same aesthetic choice with this house overlooking a castle in Ayora, Spain. The natural landscape is splendid, with a mountain nearby and a castle on its top, so the designers chose white to adapt to the topography and the geometry simulates that of the mountain with holes and a fragmentation similar to…

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