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Gumno House by Turato Architecture

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 9:49 pm | Homes

This summer home was designed by the practice of Turato Architecture next to a previously existing ‘gumno’, which is a circular plateau with a low stone wall surrounding it, that also gives the name of the structure. The Gumno House is located on the Krk Island in Croatia and offers a modern landmark in a beautiful natural scenery. The Gumnos used to be places of labor and gathering where important matters used to be discussed, so the structure was restored…

Hello House by OOF! Architecture

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 5:35 pm | Homes

The Hello House located in the Richmond suburb of Melbourne, Australia was designed by the practice of OOF! Architecture in collaboration with the artist Rose Nolan who created the brick wall façade with the large Hello written on it. The project used to be a home from the Victorian era with a shop integrated next to it and the project became a contemporary one with the addition of the interactive HELLO sign. The shop became a creative studio and the…

Vista Clara Residence by lineaaquitectura.mx

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 12:15 am | Homes

The Vista Clara Residence takes its name from the location on the La Vista Country Club which is one of the most exclusive areas of Puebla, Mexico and the contemporary home was designed by the practice of lineaaquitectura.mx on a sloping site. The residence spreads over a surface of 635 square meters with the main entrance placed on the middle floor and also accessible from the garage level through a staircase. The natural slope allowed the designers to create a…

Riverview House by Bennett and Trimble

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 7:15 pm | Homes

The Riverview House is located in Sydney, Australia and it was designed by the architectural practice of Bennett and Trimble for a young family with a central courtyard that offers a view from the street all the way to the backyard. The roofline was sloped toward the northeast corner so that more natural light can pass into the courtyard and inside the house, with steel sun shades above the windows placed to add a bit of complexity to the minimalist…

Yew Tree House by Jonathan Tuckey Design

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 1:15 am | Homes

The beautiful Yew Tree House located in Oxford, England was created by the architectural practice of Jonathan Tuckey Design in collaboration with Eastabrook Architects to remodel and bring up to date a Grade II listed cottage while also extending it. The designers added a contemporary extension that integrates well into the environment, with its interior occupied by a kitchen and dining area. The extension is supported by steel beams and has ply flat roof to appear closer to a pavilion…

Mirror Houses by Peter Pichler Architecture

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 10:15 pm | Homes

The Mirror Houses are two vacation rental homes located in the South Tyrolean Dolomites of Italy and their highly impressive design was created by the practice of Peter Pichler Architecture with mirrors on the backside to reflect the landscape back. The houses offer a great view of the nearby vineyards and of the mountains from the interior that was created to provide optimal daylight and natural ventilation. Each of the houses has a single bedroom and they reflect each other…

Innie & Outie by William O’Brien Jr. Architects

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 3:00 am | Homes

The Innie & Outie is a group of residential structures with two types of courtyard buildings which were designed to remind the passers-by of the primitive formations with an aesthetic created by David Moses, Nicole Wang, Travis Williams and Linda Yifei Zhang from the practice of William O’Brien Jr. Architects. The project is located in Qingpu, Shanghai, China and basic construction techniques were employed for the homes, juxtaposing the warm wood against the gray façade for a stronger impact. The…

Mazama House by Finne Architects

By : lau | 15 Dec 2014 9:45 pm | Homes

The Mazama House located in Methow Valley, Washington was designed by the Finne Architects practice who also created some of the furniture pieces inside specifically for the project so that the whole project would integrate well with the secluded landscape on the edge of the North Cascades. The house is comprised of two volumes that contain different programs and the extensive natural environment around the house provided a great view while also requiring a careful design. The bedroom wing spreads…

Rock House by JVA Architects

By : lau | 13 Dec 2014 4:45 pm | Homes

The Rock House makes the choice for the name evident once you take a look at the pictures, replacing an older residence on the site in Vestfold, Norway. The architects Einar Jarmund, Hakon Vigsnaes, Jan Stavik and Nikolaj Zamecznik from the JVA Architects practice brought the landscape into the design in an impressive way to be in complete harmony with the site. The summer house integrates some of the pre-existing stone walls and the rock formations act as walls themselves…

Prefab Retreat by Noem

By : lau | 13 Dec 2014 1:20 pm | Homes

The Noem architectural practice created this prefabricated residential project in 2014 which is located in Castellon de la Plana, Spain, offering a vacation home for a couple that wanted to have a place where they could bring their friends or family. The most efficient choice was to create several prefabricated modules from wood that would be easy to set up and then provide sufficient comfort with automatic controls. The orientation is toward south east to maximize the thermal comfort during…

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