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Modern Family Home in California Functioning as a Working Vineyard

Designed by Swatt Miers Architects, this modern family home in Windsor, California is built on a a 20-acre plot in the Russian River Valley, known as Retrospect Vineyards. The client’s brief requested a project that would function both as a welcoming family home and as a working vineyard: “Equipment and materials for the vineyard are […]

Modern Rejuvenation of a Classic California Home: Henbest Residence

Henbest Residence is a private house recently redesigned by Robert Sweet, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA. Initially planned and designed in 1966 by the iconic mid-century modern Architect Pierre Koenig, the building is considered a rejuvenation of a classic California home: “The new design upgrades the building envelope, MEPs, updates finishes and gently […]

Cape Town House Encapsulating Panoramic Sea and Mountain Views

SAOTA collaborated with interior designer Debra Parkington to develop a Cape Town house in South Africa. According to the architects, the site is excellently positioned on the mountain ridge below Lions Head with views of Robben Island to the North and Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles to the South. The Brief was to create […]

Triangle-Shaped Residence Creatively Built on Small Lot in Australia: Mount Lawley House

Mount Lawley House by Robeson Architects is the project developers’ own home, built on a 180m2 triangular lot in Perth, Western Australia. The design represents the architects’ belief in function over convention and that small, odd parcels of land can be successfully and affordably developed into interesting and spacious buildings. The geometric forms of the […]

Glass Box Extension Upgrading Bungalow-Style Home in New Zealand

Grosvenor Street Residence by Dorrington Atcheson Architects is a bungalow-style home recently upgraded with a bright extension. Located in Auckland, New Zealand, the residence had been updated several times before with a series of dark  lean-tos, that made the spaces seem cluttered. According to the architects, “a modern pavilion now extends from the rear of the […]

Distinct Black&White Exterior Showcased by Minimalist “Framing House” in Japan

Located in the Shiga Prefecture, Japan, Framing House by Form / Kouichi Kimura Architects is a contemporary Japanese home displaying a minimalist design and a distinct black&white exterior. The owners’ brief required the new building to accommodate an art gallery, along with inviting living spaces. This is how the architects responded to the challenge: “The […]

Slender Lines Framing Mesmerizing Views: Modern Pool House in Brazil

With a construction timeline of only 30 days, this modern Pool House in Brazil impresses with its slender lines and welcoming outdoor relaxation spaces. When planning the residence, the architects at Kali Arquitetura decided that “an edge of the prism would be placed in the land border and the three other walls would be large mobile […]

Contemporary Interpretation of Quebec Summer Cottage: L-House by CCM2 Architects

CCM2 Architectes completed the design and development of L-House, a modern summer cottage located in Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, QC, Canada. Nestled between birch trees, the residence is defined as a contemporary interpretation of the neighboring traditional Quebec homes. A prefabricated main volume intersects with a wooden cantilevered rectangular block, creating an L-shape. According to the project developers, […]

Visually Provoking Modern Retreat in Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House

Located in Targovishte, Bulgaria, Slight Slope Long House is a modern residence envisioned by I/O Architects as a massive horizontal volume. According to the project developers, the topography of the site resembles a cavea of an antic theater: “The long structure is facing the favorable sun orientation and the view in slight opposition of the […]

Overlapping Spatial Volumes Defining Fenwick Street House in Australia

Fenwick Street House by Julie Firkin Architects surprises due to its unconventional architecture and indoor overlapping spatial volumes. Covering an area of 1,130 square feet, the project in Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia consists of a wooden addition to the original weatherboard cottage on the site: “This design was developed to maximize the available light and […]

Original Design Celebrating Permeability and Exploration: Aireys House in Australia

Located on the Aireys Inlet, Victoria, Australia, the Aireys House by Byrne Architects has a privileged location high on a cliff, overlooking the ocean. The water, sand and gravel tracks were all elements that inspired the design approach: “Central to the concept are ideas of fluidity and exploration. Our aim was to emulate the fluid […]

Sizeable Yet Intimate Modern Residence in Australia: Boandyne House

Boandyne House is a modern residential project recently completed by SVMSTUDIO in Toorak, Victoria, Australia. The 5,382 square-foot house located at the end of a cul-de-sac proved to be a challenge the architects successfully overcame: “With difficult overlooking constraints due to the position of the property on the slope we decided to create an intimate home […]

Peaceful Rock River House Neighboring a Forest Reserve in Illinois, USA

Rock River House in Rockton, Illinois, USA is a modern residence completed by Bruns Architecture in a scenic environment. The new building is located near the bend of a meandering river and next to a forest preserve. Views have been maximized so that the inhabitants could feel as close to nature as possible during their […]

Contemporary Residence In Switzerland Delivering Majestic Views: Villa Lugano

Designed by Angelo Pozzoli, Villa Lugano in Switzerland is integrated in a hillside landscape, overlooking the lake and the magnificent landscape beyond. The three-level home in reinforced concrete features an array of open spaces, optimizing the connection with the outdoors. Terraces, balconies, and footbridges keep the interiors permanently connected to the magic of Lake Lugano. […]

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