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Camarines House by A-cero Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2016 12:46 am | Homes

The Camarines House located in the exclusive residential neighborhood of Aravaca in Madrid, Spain was designed by the practice of A-cero Architects and covers an area of 631.71 square meters with a bright and contemporary design that brings together this wonderful villa. There are two parallel vertical plans crossing through the building to provide the main idea for the design, while the rest of the house has been developed around the central axis with the use of several twin cubes…

Villa L by Powerhouse Company and RAU

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jan 2016 11:10 pm | Homes

This luxurious villa is located in a forest in Utrecht, The Netherlands and it was designed by the Powerhouse Company in collaboration with the architectural practice of RAU. The inhabitants are a young family with three children and the designers tried to create a space that will be ideal for their needs, with an orientation toward the sun and a good view of the garden. The interiors are very diverse and follow the best principles of minimalist design to ensure…

+Energy House by Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jan 2016 11:08 pm | Homes

The +Energy House located in Farschweiler, Germany is a residential project designed by the Architekten Stein Hemmes Wirtz practice on a sloping land which requires an unusual building line. The site also imposed a special roof shape to the structure and aside from the geometry the materials used are contemporary ones with the exterior covered in laminated wooden panels. The façade choice makes the house eco-friendly and integrates it well with the surrounding environment since a structure made of wood…

Amazing home in Brazil: Vila Castela

By : Mark V | 5 Jan 2016 10:15 pm | Homes

Build in Nova Lima, Brazil, the Anastasia Architects took care of the design of this residence constructed in a position so extreme that cantilevers had to be used. The Vila Castela Residence occupies around 650 sq meters and it has all the facilities you can possibly want. It has three floors, the basement is the relaxation zone where you can enjoy some free time and indulge in a Jacuzzi or sauna that are found here. There is also a wine…

Downley House by BPR Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Dec 2015 9:51 pm | Homes

The Downley House is a country house in the South Downs, Petersfield, England that was designed by the practice of BPR Architects with an exterior that integrates very well with the surrounding landscape. The clients wanted to have a quiet but joyous place to live with a lot of contrasts and connected to the nature around them through the indigenous materials and textures. The entrance features a circular stone court that leads to a pergola in the inner court which…

Ridgewood Residence by Cornerstone Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Dec 2015 9:29 pm | Homes

The Ridgewood Residence located in Austin, Texas, USA was designed by Cornerstone Architects with a harmonious and balanced look that takes the best out of the modern design trends while integrating them with some classical elements. The house is located in the Rollingwood area which is currently still developing so the large lot offered both challenges and opportunities for the designers. The goals of the design are to adapt the house to the lifestyle of the owner while also incorporating…

West Coast Penthouse in Vancouver’s Aerie II

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2015 9:14 pm | Homes, Other

The Cypress Mountain in Vancouver’s Aerie II hosts eight exclusive penthouses with views of the city skyline the English Bay and Gulf Islands. The project spreads over a surface of 4400 square feet with high 16’ ceilings and an elegant design that blends in with the surrounding while also ensuring complete comfort. The exterior is visible through large walls of glass that also welcome abundant natural light inside and there are custom finishes to give a unique personality to the…

Magnolia Gardens by Rhodes Architecture + Light

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Dec 2015 8:24 pm | Homes

This project was created using the existing foundations of a house built in 1964 and located in the northwest of Seattle, Washington, USA. The new project is a commission by a local developer and it was built in 2006 and sold right after completion. Designed by the practice of Rhodes Architecture + Light the new project only takes the foundation from the original one, but transforms everything else into a dynamic and colorful piece of modern architecture. Rather than opting…

Diamond House by Formwerkz Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Nov 2015 8:15 pm | Homes

Located in Singapore, the Diamond House was designed by the practice of Formwerkz Architects along the Cove Drive in Sentosa. The project’s site is tapered and oriented toward a manmade lake providing a good view and a calm setting. The owners are a small family which wants to have privacy so that the house was set toward the lake with its back to the street. The house has a single monolithic volume with the entrance leading you right in the…

Voila House by Fabian Tan Architect

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Nov 2015 7:44 pm | Homes

The Voila House is a transformation of a former Malaysian bungalow into a contemporary home designed by the practice of Fabian Tan Architect in Kuala Lumpur. The project features walls which can be removed with ease to create a space which is better integrated with the outdoors so that they can enjoy the pleasant days better. The trees which surround the house create a serene ambiance and the family rooms were placed with a view toward them to maintain a…

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