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Encapsulating Luxury and Functionality: Contemporary House Sar in Johannesburg

Located within the leafy suburb of Athol, Johannesburg, the latest contemporary residence from Nico van der Meulen Architects was built to impress. House Sar is said to encapsulate “luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting”. The clients approached Nico van der Meulen Architects with a modest single storey pitched roof house. Limited views […]

Elegance and Transparency Defining Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia

Despite its contemporary look and feel, Mackay Terrace Residence in Brisbane, Australia is a response to the architectural character of its neighborhood. The team at Shaun Lockyer Architects developed a generously-sized home answering the modern living needs of the owners, while showing respect for the aesthetics of the streetscape: “The house explores an industrial approach along with ideas of […]

Striking MS House Ingeniously Adapted to a Sloping Site in Mishima, Japan

Uncommon building sites call for ingenious architecture solutions. The intricate MS House by  Yo Yamagata Architects is located in Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan, on a slope overlooking Mount Fuji. Its unusual character derives from the challenges imposed by the terrain, with only 30% of flat surface out of a total of  250 square meters available as living space. Moreover, […]

Modern Villa Kerckebosch Taking In A Forested Landscape in the Netherlands

Villa Kerckebosch is a recently built family residence developed by Engel Architecten in the forested landscape surrounding Zeist, a small town in the center of the Netherlands. The soft and natural shades of the brickwood are said to evoke the forest with its natural shades of brown and grey, while the sandy colors of the bottom pay […]

Nautical Theme Originally Displayed by Waterfront House in Singapore

Have a look at this waterfront house designed by Greg Shand Architects in Singapore! With a sinuous wave envelope and wide overhangs, Nautical Lines Residence stands out against a backdrop of modern residential units. While one side of the house faces the ocean, the other makes up for lack of water views, with curved elements acting as a constant […]

Elliptical-Shaped Residence in Spain with a Futuristic Character: Balint House

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos completed the design and development of Balint House, a modern elliptical-shaped residence in Valencia, Spain. The volume neighbors a golf course and is placed leaving as much free surface as possible towards the southern edge of the plot for it to be used as a garden, while the lateral limits are blurred with vegetation. A continuous […]

Nestled Between a Lagoon and a Suburban Streetscape: Narabeen House

Located in Narrabeen, Australia, this contemporary home designed by  CHROFI is cleverly adapted to its historical neighborhood (defined by early 20th century Australian town planning). Narabeen House acts as a “buffer zone” between a natural lagoon on one side and the suburban streetscape on the other. The spacious opportunities of the residence are extended outdoors, through the […]

Modernist Glamour Showcased by Imposing Brody House in Los Angeles, California

Located in Holmby Hills, an exclusive neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, the Brody House is a 11,511 square foot residence displaying contemporary luxury throughout. The massive house was designed in 1949 by famous architect Archibald Quincy Jones and is defined as an essay of modernist glamor which “highlights the renaissance of two movements presiding over architectural thinking today: […]

White Volumes and Water Features Defining The River House Near Oxford, England

Faced with a long thin plot which adjoins the River Thames at its far end, the architects at Selencky Parsons created a contemporary residence with plenty of water features. The River House showcases a simple geometry, a modern silhouette easily noticeable within its natural surroundings: “The articulation of the form has been rigorously pared down to two contrasting […]

Architecture Essay On Asymmetry: Landsdowne House in Montreal

Affleck de la Riva Architects completed the design and development of Landsdowne House, a modern dwelling in Westmount,  Montreal, Canada. As a semi-detached house on a hill side, the project is an essay on asymmetry. Westmount’s past as an Anglo-Saxon enclave within French Canada saw the local flowering of such historic styles as Arts and […]

Complex Residence Encouraging Family Interaction: Casa 31_4 Room House

A fruitful collaboration between Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects and Caroline Di Costa led to the development of Casa 31_4 Room House, a complex residential project. According to the description provided by the architects, all spaces contain elements of the past, often manifested as objects of intrigue: the sloping floor, the barge scrolls on the front […]

Contemporary Residence with Cumarú Wood Coating in Portugal

Aroeira III House (2011) is a contemporary residence designed by ColectivAequitectura in Portugal, near a golf course (area of Aroeira). A fine example of contemporary architecture, the residence is characterised by strong horizontality and openness. It comprises three intersecting volumes, all distributed on two levels. Main floor was highlighted through a Cumarú wood coating which, by the way, creates both, […]

Modern Breezy Residence Encompassed by Lush Vegetation in Brazil

Modern breezy residence, Bosque da Ribeira, is a project built by Anastasia Arquitetos in Nova Lima, a city near Belo Horizonte, one of the largest cities in Brazil. The project completed this year, aims to outline the harmonious connection between the indoor living and the environment. The spectacular setting and the modern lifestyle imposed by the owners […]

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. Encompassed by trees and lush vegetation, Gatineau Hills Residence, blooms in the melancholic days of the fall. It might sound a little bit unusual, but as soon as you get to explore the fantastic burst of colours […]

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