The McClellan Architects… studio has envisioned the Lake House 2 as an uncluttered temple of relaxation and well-being. The construction was pretty challenging, due to the tricky landscape (very steep). The view is absolutely breathtaking – this actually made the architects realise the advantage of such an environment and as a consequence, they created a series of patios and spaces,
This massive 2,365 square-foot home is perched on a San Juan Island shoreline in Washington, USA. The project was developed by Seattle-based David Vandervort Architects… to reflect and frame the waterfront views, through mirroring glass walls. Two pavilions make up the villa and are arranged so as to integrate modern living into the site. Sunset Point Residence was especially designed
Overlooking the botanical gardens of Wellington, the Sea View House is an exquisite contemporary home designed by Parsonson Architects…. Two iron roof sections set up the structure of the house, framing it and creating an interesting visual effect. The site is simply stunning: you’ve got the sea with its wonderful golden beaches, the mountains, the gardens and the city.
Located in Stavanger, Norway, Casa Kolonihagen by Tommie Wilhelmsen… was especially developed as a summer holiday residence and accommodates a small bed and a living area. The project reflects the modern Scandinavian way of life- not too flashy, nor too common, balance being a major factor of the design. Believe it or not, this contemporary architecture gem has only 24
Mobil Arquitectos… have completed the design for the Refugia Hotel, a modern retreat located in Dalcahue, Los Lagos Region, Chile. The imposing modern project has a total surface of 1,250 square meters and takes in the rich biodiversity of the surrounding wetlands. Extensive glass facades and wooden-clad ceilings of larch define the hotel’s design and ensure an optimum environmental connection.
There’s something about coffee and mornings. A fresh start always goes hand in hand with a good coffee. Add a staggering site and place a wonderful-inspired-by-the-landscape coffeehouse. In case you dream of serving your morning coffee in a picturesque place, here’s an option: the cozy and cute café, in the Botanical Garden of Akureyri, Iceland. The place was designed by
Stuart Silk Architects …have completed the design for a large house spiced up with original contemporary details in Seattle. The Washington Park Hilltop Residence set on a bluff overlooking Lake Washington and makes the most of its location in terms of spectacular sights: “Views of the vast lake, Mt. Rainier and North Cascades dictated the orientation and transparency of the
Really picturesque, this stunning residence bordered by the woodlands, was designed by the architect Robert M. Gurney…. Away from the urban landscape, the Becherer House, located in Albemarle County, Virginia, is composed of three pavilions, each with different views upon the beautiful autumnal site. The central pavilion, accommodating the living room and the kitchen is the most transparent, flooded
A picturesque property from the 1600s in Stockholm’s scenic Old Town was the “context” for developing a modern apartment spiced up with classic details. Discovered on Skeppsholmen…, this fascinating Scandinavian duplex has a total surface of 112 square meters and three rooms. On the bottom level there is a large hallway, which leads towards the main bedroom as well
Recycling is one of the major issues nowadays. Especially when it comes to architecture and sustainable design. We’ve seen a lot of creative ways to build a home from stretch using eco-friendly materials or recycled ones, but we’ve never seen a house entirely build of…well, shipping containers. The WFH House in China, designed by Copenhagen-based studio, Arcgency … is made of
Inspired by the polygonal shape of minerals found in nature, Spanish architect Ramon Esteve has designed the Faz daybed for VONDOM…. The resulting outdoor furniture piece mixes an elegant design with a practical ability to protect its user from harmful sun rays. Moreover, the lounge chair is equipped with wheels, making it easy to move from one place to
Welcome to the exotic Thailand! Breathtaking views, amazing people, interesting food and an entire range of activities that might seem exotic to the Western tourist, are worth taking the “risk” of exploring the boundaries of an awesome Thai lifestyle! Finding yourself on a land that exhales cultural diversity, the Baan Citta house, located in the North part of the busy
One word to describe the stunning and stylish Breust Residence in Australia: transparency. The house, flooded by light, is a gorgeous mix of sophisticated details, guarded by an infinity pool (also with a transparent structure) on a side and a marvelous garden on the other. The people responsible for accomplishing such a mesmerizing final result are the ones behind JUO…
Elia Felices Interior Design… has developed a new concept for the decoration of commercial areas, hotels, spas, bathrooms and homes with a strongly contemporary style. A combination of creativity and technology has been necessary to define a new category of decorative elements made of glass with holographic effects. Different designs are traced using a marker which takes advantage of the
Inspirational and recreational, Casa Cubo (the name sais it all) is an (almost) rectangular house, designed by Studio MK27…, in the city of Sao Paolo. The uncluttered residence is entirely made of concrete, showcasing contemporary metallic finishings. The ground floor is structured as an open space but the interior can be “hidden” under sliding metallic panels (for an additional