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Casa Chinkara by Solis Colomer Arquitectos

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 8:35 pm | Homes

The practice of Solis Colomer Arquitectos designed the Casa Chinkara residential project located in Guatemala City, Guatemala which integrates splendidly into the forested area while also bringing a contrast between the natural and the architectural. Spreading over a surface of 11991 square feet, the volume was designed as an ethereal element following the contour of the terrain and inside it hosts an art gallery. The house permits light to penetrate inside through a skylight and the spaces area easily flowing…

Norderhov Cabin by AtelierOslo

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 5:18 pm | Homes

The Norderhov Cabin is a project designed by AtelierOslo and it is located in the Korkskogen forest close to Honefoss, Norway on a steep slope that provides a great view of the Steinsfjorden Lake. The area is usually exposed to winds and thus the outdoor spaces of the cabin have been sheltered in a manner that still permits sufficient sunlight to go through. The interior is created as a continuous space with curved walls and birch plywood to add warmth,…

The Montblanc House by Studio Velocity

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 8:49 pm | Homes

The Montblanc House takes its name from the shape it features and it is located in Okazaki, Japan with a design created by Studio Velocity to contain a small beauty shop on the first floor as well as a home for a family of four. The owners wanted a relaxing setting into a peaceful residential area and since most of the houses in the vicinity have two floors and are really close they had to consider a way of still…

S-House by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 4:35 pm | Homes

S-House is a project designed in 2013 by the practice of Yuusuke Karasawa Architects and it is located in Oomiya, Saitama, Japan, featuring a complex and contemporary geometry to capture the various activities and offer diversity to the inhabitants. There are two floors with a surface of 50 square meters crossing over on a site with a surface of 100 square meters and each level was quartered. The eaves at the center of the ceiling height intertwine with the elevated…

Water Tower Transformed into a Home by Bham Design Studio

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 9:12 pm | Homes

The small village of Steenokkerzeel in Belgium features a water tower built between 1938 and 1941 that was out of use and it was recently bought by the local businessman Patrick Mets who transformed it into a modern residential project with the aid of the Bham Design Studio from Brussels. The tower has a height of 30 meters and it was converted into a family home in 2007 after being abandoned for decades. The different levels are connected through a…

PM Residence by Spagnuolo Arquitetura

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 5:00 pm | Homes

This modern apartment is located in Londrina, in the Parana state of Brazil and it was designed by the practice of Spagnuolo Arquitetura in the corner of a residential area with palm trees around to ensure privacy and a natural setting. The designers blended organic elements into the project with two facades toward the streets to protect the living areas from the passers-by and the volumes are predominantly made from stone, wood and glass. From the entrance you reach the…

The River House by Selencky Parsons

By : lau | 15 Nov 2014 6:18 pm | Homes

The River House is a contemporary renovation of a bungalow from the 1970s that adjoins the River Thames at its far end and features a design created by the architectural practice of Selencky Parsons. The house is located near Oxford, England on a long plot with a green belt and the structure was created with a white horizontal folding plane inlaid with randomized and highly textured vertical timber battens. The Iroko which is used for boat building adds a floating…

All I Own House by PKMN Architectures

By : lau | 15 Nov 2014 11:00 am | Homes

The All I Own House is an original project designed by the practice of PKMN Architectures to provide a highly functional home for regions where space becomes a luxury and it has the quality of only covering a surface of 540 square feet. The project brings a lot of innovations into the apartment to ensure a spacious feeling without the need for a lot of space and it manages to achieve this purpose through several moving stacks that are similar…

Laidley Street Home by Michael Hennessey Architecture

By : lau | 15 Nov 2014 10:37 am | Homes

The Laidley Street Home located in the Glen Park area of San Francisco was designed by the practice of Michael Hennessey Architecture into a crowded urban setting which made the layout of the structure have to spread over three levels to enjoy sufficient natural light and a good view of the surroundings. There is a park nearby and the façade of the house is very open to maintain constant connection with the split-level road in front. Entrance into the house…

House in Somosaguas by A-cero

By : lau | 13 Nov 2014 7:51 pm | Homes

House in Somosaguas is the name of a sculptural residential project designed by the A-cero architectural practice and it is located in the Somosaguas region of the town of Pozuelo de Alarcon, Spain. Spreading over a surface of 18300 square feet, the lot of the home is of one acre and the project incorporates a rooftop swimming pool on the second level as an extension to the second floor terrace. There is another swimming pool inside for the children and…

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