Category Archives: Homes

The Iporanga House by Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

By : lau | 24 Apr 2014 3:58 pm | Homes

The Iporanga House located in the city with the same name on the Sao Paulo coast in Brazil was designed by the Nitsche Arquitetos Associados practice in a protected area of the original Atlantic Rainforest thus offering a stunning view and rich natural surroundings. The native forest made the designers opt for a structure that would cover as little ground surface as possible but it had to be large enough to host the five suites desired by the clients. The…

Tresarca by assemblageSTUDIO

By : lau | 23 Apr 2014 7:07 pm | Homes

Tresarca is a residential project designed by the assemblageSTUDIO to combine the glamour of the surrounding city with the local materials that focus on function above form. The project is located in Las Vegas, Nevada and the splendor of the city carries out through the residence. The structure was designed with several layers leading from the basement to the private bedrooms on the top floor. The stratification of the Red Rock Mountains, which can be seen from indoors, served as…

Costa d’en Blanes Villa

By : lau | 23 Apr 2014 5:36 pm | Homes

This stunning villa is located on Costa d’en Blanes in the southwest region of Mallorca, an area renowned for its beautiful beaches and its golf courses. The villa is only a few minutes from Puerto Portals and it offers a great view of the surroundings through the extensive glass walls. The villa spreads over two floors and it has an additional basement level where the garage is located. Access between the floors is made via an elevator and the ground…

San Vicente House by McClean Design

By : lau | 18 Apr 2014 4:12 pm | Homes

The McClean Design studio created the San Vicente House for a family with three small girls and it is located on a busy street in California. The designers created a sequence of entrances using several devices to reduce the noise from the street to a minimum and the drive court was screened through tall landscaping and high gates ensuring complete privacy for the inhabitants. The inner courtyard is visible through a curving glass screen which reduces the noise but permits…

Open Layout House Concept By Studio MK27

By : lau | 17 Apr 2014 3:09 pm | Homes

Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil next to the Pinheiros River, this stunning contemporary residence was designed by the Studio MK27 with large concrete volumes stacked one on the other with a vertical circulation column as the central element. The three concrete boxes give the layers of the cantilevered rooms and there are also large decks to permit the inhabitants to maintain a permanent connection with the surrounding landscape. The ground level hosts the living area with an open plan incorporating…

A-Frame Rethink by Bromley Caldari Architects

By : lau | 17 Apr 2014 2:47 pm | Homes

A-Frame Rethink is a residential project completed by the Bromley Caldari Architects practice in 2013 and it involved the transformation of a beach home built in the 1960s which is located on the Fire Island in New York, USA. The original envelope was broken and it had a sculptural staircase which connects the three floors while also splitting the middle of the home. The four bedrooms were crammed and leaking so they weren’t much of a vacation home at all…

Float House by Pitsou Kedem Architects

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:33 pm | Homes

Located in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Float House is a single floor residence designed in 2013 by the Pitsou Kedem Architect practice. Spreading over a surface of 550 square meters, the house has a continuous space with the internal courtyards dividing it along with removable partitions to define the different functions. There are two thin roofs connecting the courtyards and the spaces together and they seem to be floating since they are only supported in a single central point. The…

Southampton Beach House by Alexander Gorlin Architects

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:12 pm | Homes

The Practice of Alexander Gorlin Architects designed the Southampton Beach House in New York, USA with a modern style that seeks to integrate with the surroundings. The project was created in 2008 as a summer retreat so luxury was more important than functionality and the home only needed to provide optimal conditions for the season, thus it has a lot of openings to the outdoors through the large terrace and the roof deck. The materials used are European limestone and…

Casa Diaz by PRODUCTORA

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 6:34 pm | Homes

Located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, the Casa Diaz is a residential project designed by the PRODUCTORA architectural practice offering a structure which maintains a constant connection with its surroundings through a system of elongated rectangular volumes set on three different levels. The house is near a large lake and thus the side facing it is completely open. The sloping plot determined the stacking of the volumes and the zigzag placement was chosen to allow a generous space between them…

Split House by JVA

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 6:56 pm | Homes

Split House is a beach home designed by the JVA architectural practice integrating into the sloping landscape to follow the direction of the horizon. The residence is near the sea and it is partially built underground to offer an unobstructed view of the water for the neighbors in the back. The predominant materials in the project are stone and wood, with the stone placed to act as the support for the wooden volume and the resulting structure is a two…

Page 1 of 6512345...102030...Last »

Recent in: