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Residence in Papudo by Raimundo Anguita

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Feb 2014 1:17 pm | Homes

The architect Raimundo Anguita created the Residence in Papudo project in the Valparaiso Region of Chile right on the coast between Zapallar and Papudo in one of the most exclusive summer vacation spots. The beach house spreads over a surface of 500 square meters and the entire property has an area of 3000 square meters ensuring privacy and a broad seashore. The residence has two distinct areas leading toward a central courtyard which is surrounded by the property and it…

Thornbury House by Mesh Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Feb 2014 12:53 pm | Homes

The Thornbury House takes its name from the location which is the suburb of Thornbury in the northern part of Victoria, Australia and it was designed by the Mesh Design architectural practice in 2013 with a warm contemporary exterior and a comfortable ambiance. The surrounding area has several early century homes and the designers maintained the older parts of the house as well as the streetscape while also bringing it up to today’s living standards with a basic open plan…

Via Sauvagia House by Catlin Stothers Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Feb 2014 8:02 am | Homes

Via Sauvagia House is a contemporary cabin built along the mountain slopes of the Laurentians near Quebec, Canada with a design created by the Catlin Stothers Design studio in collaboration with Pierre Thibault and the Labrie Daigle Design Studio. The project offers a simple geometry and tries to harmonize with the surrounding natural landscape through the glazed surfaces and the organic materials of its façade where a light wood predominates. The exterior seems very modern, but indoors, the aesthetic employs…

House Boz by Nico van der Meulen Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2014 7:33 pm | Homes

The practice of Nico van der Meulen Architects designed the House Boz residential project in Pretoria, South Africa located on a hill in a secluded natural landscape that allowed a spacious and open contemporary style. The house spreads over a surface of 770 square meters and it hosts four bedrooms while the exterior geometry of the structure takes its inspiration from a bush lodge, trying to find a way to respond to the beautiful natural surroundings. The choice of materials,…

Talofa Street by Finnis Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2014 7:03 pm | Homes

Located in Brighton East, Australia, the Talofa Street is a residential project designed by the Finnis Architects practice with a vibrant contemporary design that offers comfort and entertainment. The client wanted a three bedroom home with an open floor plan that focuses on the surrounding landscape with a natural flow from one space to the next and a permanent connection to the garden and terrace. The site wasn’t very large and thus the designers spread the structure over three levels…

Casa Do Lago by Frederico Valsassina Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Feb 2014 7:25 pm | Homes

Casa Do Lago is a residential project located in Aroeira, Portugal and it was designed by the practice of Frederico Valsassina Architects with a cozy contemporary style that makes you feel sheltered and comfortable. The house is close to a lake on the main Golf Course in the city and it thus offers a serene natural surrounding where you can walk and relax in an ambiance close to the Zen minimalism. The interior spaces have an open floor plan to…

Vertical Glass House by Atelier FCJZ

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Feb 2014 6:59 pm | Homes

The designer Yung Ho Chang from the Atelier FCJZ studio designed this Vertical Glass House as an entry into the Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition organized in 1991 by the Japan Architect magazine for which he received an Honorable Mention award. Although it was designed a while ago its style is still very contemporary and this is why, in 2013, the West Bund Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary Art in Shanghai decided to create the house as one of its permanent…

L-House by Architects Collective

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2014 7:31 pm | Homes

The practice of Architects Collective created this residential project named simply the L-House on the outskirts of the Burgenland region in the South of Austria for a young family with a style that integrates the surrounding hills into the modern home. The project takes quality materials to create a sustainable and functional house that is inspired from the typical L-shaped buildings in the region but translated the typology into the contemporary architecture so that the result is quite distinct. The…

Heilbronn House by KM Architektur

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jan 2014 2:44 pm | Homes

Located on the sloped edge of a forest on the outskirts of Heilbronn, Germany, this residential project called the Heilbronn House was designed by the practice of KM Architektur with an efficient eco-friendly style and an orientation toward the south to enjoy the sunlight and the views of the surrounding landscape. The project spreads over three floors and uses mostly natural materials in the design such as concrete, glass, copper and larch to create the structure and establish contact with…

Black Desert House by Marc Atlan and Oller & Pejic

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jan 2014 2:12 pm | Homes

Offering superb overviews of the Joshua Tree National Park in California, the Black Desert House is designed by the creative director Marc Atlan and the Oller & Pejic architectural practice as a desert retreat integrating into the natural landscape through a low profile exterior. The house centers on the courtyard so that the kitchen and the dining areas are the focal points of the interior with a stairway leading you into the sunken living room which offers views of the surroundings…

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