A new house has put down its roots in Turin. Its structure is in steel and it looks like a forest where trees are rooted in terraces with irregular shapes, ponds are crossed by footings and lush gardens cover the roofs. The building, designed by Italian architect Luciano Pia, has been thought as a living forest, a house on the trees like the houses children dream of and sometimes build.
Presenting a sleek facade to its neighbors, the finely-detailed screens conceal a house with a dramatic surprise. Designed by HYLA architects this three-story dwelling in Singapore offers to its inhabitants an open air swimming pool surrounded by tropical-inspired garden.
Israeli practice Paz Gersh Architects has recently completed ‘Mediterranean Villa’, a modern L-shape house in Tel Aviv, Israel, that stands around a pool and three garden areas.
Located in the beautiful landscape, in front of the Mediterranean Sea, between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, the Sardinera House by Valencia-based practice Ramón Esteve Estudio stands out on the top of a hillside, flanked by a headland entering the sea on a bay of turquoise waters.
Located on the outskirts of a Dutch village and close to the sea, the W.I.N.D. House designed by UNStudio incorporates integrated sustainable solutions and home automation, while simultaneously enabling a flexible use of internal space and the comprehensive assimilation of the surrounding landscape.
Tokyo architecture studio Sinato refurbishes this 64 sqm apartment in Yokohama, Japan, adding a wall in the centre that incorporates shelves, a seating area and storage space, and encloses the master bedroom and a guest bedroom behind it.
Canadian architecture firm Naturehumaine has recently refurbished a 1960s family house, called ‘Closse Residence’, adding large glazed doors and a new sculptural staircase.
The Mirror Houses are a pair of holiday homes designed by Italian based architecture and design firm Peter Pichler Architecture, set in the marvellous surroundings of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, amidst a beautiful scenery of apple trees, just outside the city of Bolzano.
In what was once an aged neighbourhood of the city, in a building from 1938, architect Filipe Melo Oliveira refurbished this tiny 46 sqm apartment that today rises in one of the flourishing areas of Lisbon, Portugal.
Located at Shellety Point on the western coastline of South Africa, the Silver Bay Villa by architecture office SAOTA and interiors practice Antoni Associates is a contemporary interpretation of vernacular architecture.
Israeli firm Hankin Shavit Architecture & Design refurbished this 95 sqm loft on the 12th floor of a prefabricated exposed concrete building built in the early 60’s. From the loft, found at the top of the building in southern Jaffa, Tel Aviv, there are some spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the ancient neighborhoods of Jaffa and Tel Aviv.