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The Lakes House and Office in New Zealand

By : Mark V | 21 Jul 2015 2:27 pm | Homes

The wonderful Lakes House, designed by Studio Creative Space Architectural Design, is located in Lakes, a subdivision of Tauranga, in New Zealand. The contemporary design of the house was requested by a family that has three children who wanted a cozy family home but also an architecture office in this residence. The people from Studio Creative Space Architectural Design took into consideration many aspects in designing this home: the client’s desires,their own ideas and the topography of the site as…

House Lev by Metarquitectura

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jul 2015 2:12 pm | Homes

The architectural practice of Metarquitectura designed the House Lev in Puebla, Mexico with a simple geometry that offers new dimensions to the materials used and gives high ceilings to the interior thus offering more space and an original design. There was a lot of concrete and steel used in the structure but the use of wood over it reduces the industrial ambiance and transforms it into a warm and comfortable home. The end result is a combination of the two…

Cave House by French Designer Alexandre de Betak

By : Mark V | 10 Jul 2015 7:11 am | Homes

The French fashion and furniture designer Alexandre de Betak also tried his hand at designing his own house in the Tramuntana region of Majorca, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. He took his inspiration from the caves and tried to use the organic architectural current that was so hip during the 70s to make his unique home. The floor is a mosaic of small rocks; the furniture is as simplistic as the ones made thousands of years ago, and…

White Lodge by Dyer Grimes Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jul 2015 1:04 am | Homes

The White Lodge is a home designed by the practice of Dyer Grimes Architects with a highly modern look which offers all the luxury of the city life along with the peace and quiet offered by the country life. Located in Tandridge, England, the site for the building was originally a detached bungalow with trees surrounding it and a good view of the Surrey Downs district which still has a lot of traditional homes with pitched roofs. The construction permit…

The Memory House by A-cero

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jul 2015 6:59 pm | Homes

The architectural practice of A-cero designed the Memory House in the area if La Moraleja in the northern side of Madrid, Spain right next to a golf course in order to promote urbanization in the region. The area has a perimeter intrusion detection security system ensuring 24 hour security and a centralized management with closed circuit TV, access control system for the common areas which is linked to the police. Each apartment also has smoke detection systems, an alarm and…

Casa Lapo by Florent Lesaulnier

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jul 2015 6:39 am | Homes

The French architect Florent Lesaulnier designed the Casa Lapo as a home for one of the most envied bachelors in Italy, namely Lapo Elkann. They tried to create a house that is an extension of the owner, with all that he represents and likes gathered inside a single structure. Located in Turin, Italy, the city that also hosts the headquarters of Fiat, the house takes its inspiration from various sources, since the owner himself travels a lot and has a…

Kew House 3 in Melbourne, Australia

By : Mark V | 5 Jul 2015 5:26 pm | Homes

Located in Melbourne, Australia the Kew House 3 was designed by Vibe Design Group. The 60s and early 70s stereo cabinets with the slatted timber were the source of inspiration for the front façade. Angled steel posts that look like stereo cabinet legs help the house stay balanced and they make the house appear to be floating. The cladding used Silvertop Ash to make the house blend with the surroundings. Silvertop Ash timber has a powerful visual effect. The designers…

La Grande Vue 5A house in Cape Town

By : Mark V | 2 Jul 2015 3:50 pm | Homes

This stunning house is located in Cape Town, South Africa and it was designed by SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) and OKHA Interiors. The Vue 5A house was built for a couple that decided to demolish their bachelor pad and build a family oriented place. Carla & Stefan Antoni signed up for this project and the house that overlooks the sea is now a dual-level penthouse that offers a living area and a kitchen on the first level,it also…

Refined Modern Residence by Summersun Property Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jul 2015 9:36 pm | Homes

This contemporary house is located in Johannesburg, South Africa and it was developed by a team at Summersun Property Group featuring all the comfort options one might want in their home and even more. The luxurious home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a partial bath with a large living area ideal for parties. The design uses a lot of glass to permit the interior to communicate with its surroundings and also allow a lot of natural light inside making…

Multi-Level Contemporary Apartment in Taiwan by WCH Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jul 2015 9:33 am | Homes

Designed by the WCH Studio in Taiwan, this apartment offers a contemporary urban space with a minimalist concept and a lot of functionality. The staircase has a smoky glass railing, is framed in steel and also provides several display shelves in the backdrop increasing the storage room. On the second level is the living room which also includes several office rests and is furnished with a multi-use sofa and a round coffee table. The staircase is also separated from the…

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