Posts in: Architecture

Kicking Horse Residence – Ski Lodge in British Columbia

Anton Giuroiu / January 14, 2017

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed a spectacular ski-in / ski-out lodge entitled Kicking Horse Residence that resides British Columbia, it includes ladders leading up and lofted sleeping areas with maple bunk beds. Two volumes conjure a home that nestles the sleeping area above the main garage, below a slanted ceiling. A striking dynamic look has been obtained with a cantileveredRead more

Swedish Home With a Sled Hill Roof by Street Monkey Architects

Anton Giuroiu / January 14, 2017

A sled roof and expansive deck space represent great attributes for Pulkabacken, a different home envisioned by Street Monkey Architects that has been constructed using prefabricated models on a hillside to shape an unique design. During summer months the establishment is camouflaged with grass thus creating beautiful walk-able terrace inviting inhabitants to spend time outdoors; winter months bring aRead more

Elegance in Culture Variety – Vino Veritas Eco-Gastrobar

Anton Giuroiu / January 14, 2017

Spanish Creative Practice Masquespacio has constructed the extraordinary in a special place entitled  Vino Veritas Eco-Gastrobar in Oslo, a project imagined in the Norwegian Capital that covers 198 square meters and attempts to fuse two different cultures in an elegant setting. The space is specialized in organic wines and tapas of Spanish origin. The restaurants now enjoys an airyRead more

Parkville Connect House – Joint Translucent Glass Atrium in Brick

Anton Giuroiu / January 14, 2017

Envisioned by Steffen Welsch Architects, Parkville Connect House is the name of an elegant joint translucent glass atrium in Melbourne, Australia, it represents the solution to a common problem for the establishment : the lack of light and transitional spaces in older homes, two modern essentials; the new design also adds the passive design principles thus offeringRead more

Cross-Laminated Timber Structure Wrapped in Brick by Amin Taha

Anton Giuroiu / January 14, 2017

Northern London nestles an interesting complex building, six apartments in a simple, sculpted silhouette defined by brick. In this shape distinct balconies are brought forward, wrapped in a natural material, wicker. The volume has been envisioned by Amin Taha Architects and it now features a cross-laminated timber structure, also known as a CLT structure in which layersRead more

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