Posts in: Architecture

The Three Cusps Chalet – Exceptional Historical Restoration in Portugal

Codreanu Andreea / January 12, 2017

When we think about Portuguese architecture during the 19th century we automatically link it to Brazil and its powerful influence, a symbiosis between the two cultures very clearly expressed in the following presented home.The Three Cusps Chalet by Tiago do Vale Architects rests in the immediate proximity of Braga’s Cathedral and expresses a colorful bright facade in itsRead more

Old Barn Defines New Rustic Refuge in Lago Ranco,Chile

Codreanu Andreea / January 12, 2017

The rustic Barn House by Estudio Valdés Arquitectos nestled in the middle of an enchanting forest represents an airy open summer rustic refuge in Lago Ranco in Chile with an intense interest for recycling. The entire wooden beam structure has been left bare and exposed to dominate a long open plan space that offers incredible views of the surroundingRead more

Traditional Danish Elements Nestled in Rustic Village House

Codreanu Andreea / January 11, 2017

Village House located in northern Sjælland, in Denmark, “A cluster of five wings” as the architects describes it represents a wonderful example of building with the environment and subduing architecture to the natural. The winged shape of the building allows the interior spaces to be oriented towards various points of the site, offering different perspectives, different lighting experiencesRead more

White Minimalist House in Japan by Tetsuo Kondo

Anton Giuroiu / January 11, 2017

A peaceful, calm and quiet residential district in Yokohama, Kanawaga, Japan nestles an oddly shaped home for a young family of four with two children, it has been envisioned by Tetsuo Kondo. In the irregular-shaped white wooden home a small garden has been envisioned to honor the traditional Japanese homes. Spaciousness adorned in a spectacular uniqueRead more

Dramatic Island Retreat on a Rocky Shore by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers

Anton Giuroiu / January 10, 2017

Gambier Island House is the name of contemporary modern residence built around the rocky landscape of Gambier Island neighboring Vancouver, Canada. The establishment has been developed by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers being envisioned as a weekend retreat for a couple their two children; the home uses simple geometry and minimalist contemporary finishes to shelter three bedrooms andRead more

The Incredible in a Vacation Home – Crow’s Nest Residence in California

Anton Giuroiu / January 10, 2017

At the very top of Sugar Bowl`s intimate community of snowboards in California an extraordinary vacation home has been constructed by Mt. Lincoln Construction. It was entitled Crow’s Nest Residence and while one could make the argument that the home and it`s surroundings now are a source of inspiration in terms of balance and materiality the massive sculptedRead more

Minimalist Vacation Apartment Inside the Renaissance Walls of an Italian City

Codreanu Andreea / January 10, 2017

Entitled Canticle, the following vacation away tucked away in the city of Lucca in Tuscany, was designed by the team at Studiòvo in a minimalist contemporary style according to the inhabitant’s desire for maximum relaxation and comfort.Featuring a large terrace with impressive panoramic views, the apartment wears a basic black, white and warm wood color scheme where the artificialRead more

PassivHaus Standard Home Designed by PAD Studio In UK

Anton Giuroiu / January 9, 2017

“feeling of solidity, serenity, and permanence” are words that PAD Studio’s used to describe the Forest Lodge for The Architects’ Journal; words that describe a contemporary mobile home that can hardly be associated with the 1968 Caravan Act. The simple volume has been embraced with unstained chestnut paneling that ought to create a connection between it andRead more

Iconic Simplicity in a Finnish LakeHouse by MNy Arkitekter

Anton Giuroiu / January 8, 2017

House Åkerudden envisioned by MNy Arkitekter in a privileged location, neighboring a lake in the rural community of Tenala, quietly nestled in the surrounding fields surprises through simplicity and sheer beauty. The design solution can be described with four words: “authenticity, simplicity, locality and sustainability” ; words that according to the architects are the firm`s goals forRead more

Villa Sunnanö – Swedish Lake View Villa by Murman Arkitekter

Anton Giuroiu / January 4, 2017

Villa Sunnanö a spectacular home that enjoys picturesque views towards a lake surrounded by a pine tree woodland, a painting envisioned and materialized by Stockholm-based architecture practice Murman Arkitekter. “The wings end with patio spaces that allow you to take advantage of the light and views in different directions.” Iconic home silhouettes sculpted with wooden blocks shapeRead more

Impeccable White Volume by Aires Mateus in Leiria

Anton Giuroiu / January 3, 2017

Sculptural, elegant and subdued to white, the house designed by architect Manuel Aires Mateus creates a really interesting indoor-outdoor play into the scenery as part of the establishment ought to be discovered below the ground level. The intimate white volume-home uses a traditional shape to sculpt the spare around it in the outskirts of Leiria in Portugal;Read more

Capilla Seashore Waterfront Chapel by Vector Architects

Anton Giuroiu / January 3, 2017

Chinese Architecture Practice Entitled Vector Architects materialized a contemporary waterfront chapel rooted in the traditional on the Bohai Coast in China. Expansive pure views towards the sea draw the individual in immersing him into a state of airiness and serenity that seems surreal. Vector Architects are an architecture practice born in 2008 in Beijing; the strong relationRead more