Mexico City-based architect Paul Cremoux has recently transformed a monolithic volume in this luminous indoor spaces. Slade stone at the exterior facades is contrasted with the soft beech wood finish, achieving great definition and special discovery.
In the heart of Bantry Bay in Cape Town, on the slopes of Lion’s Head, South African studio SAOTA created a stunning house with a spectacular view on the bay. Dramatic volume, far-reaching views, sculpture and raw textures – rock, timber, concrete – are the cornerstones of this house.
The Residence in Kifissia, one of the most expensive northern suburbs of Athens, Greece, was designed by local office Tense Architecture Network. The residence, wrapped in a “shell” of vegetation, looks like an austere prism, structurally supported by central pillars that make the house seem to float above the ground.
Winchester and Bournemouth-based AR Design Studio realized a glass extension on a house in the town of Winchester, the old Roman capital of England. This renovation and extension plays on the contrast between light and dark, and injects a new lease of life into what was once an unoccupied and poorly maintained manor house.
Barcelona-based architect Daniel Isern has designed ‘Meriterrani 32′, a four-storey house located in Sant Pol de Mar, Spain. The project for this house emerged from a very simple premise, to build on a very steep piece of land with a gradient of almost 100%, boasting wonderful views and on a tight budget.
‘Apelle’ is a wooden one family house located in Karjaa – Finland designed by Finnish architect Marco Casagrande of Casagrande Laboratory. The dwelling rests in a natural harbor like a boat in a sheltering pocket surrounded by bed rocks and trees.
Appartement Spectral is a renovation project by French firm Betillon / Dorval-Bory of a small Parisian studio, in which the lack of natural light led the architects to focus the attention of the project on the interaction of different artificial light sources.
Close to Bloemendaal, on the edge of the Kennemer dunes in North Holland Province, Dutch interior architects i29 have recently completed a sustainable home that follows a minimalistic design and shows respect for man and nature alike.
This small house in the town of Konan, in Kobe, Japan, sits in a quiet neighborhood and was designed for a couple and their child by the Osaka-based firm Coo Planning. Built of reinforced concrete and wood, the residence is minimal with the needed space spread throughout four layers.