Movie Director Michael Bay Bel Air Breathtaking Villa| Residential Design

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Director Michael Bay  (Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) commissioned this stunning 30,000 SF  three-story Los Angeles residence, which was originally conceived by architect Chad Oppenheim and realized by the architecture firm Rios Clementi Hale Studios and interior designer Lorraine Letendre, with additional work by decorator Lynda Murray.

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Calvin Klein Buys $25 Million designed by Minotti | Celebrity Homes

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Fashion designer Calvin Klein just bought a beautiful house in Los Angeles for $25 Million. The residence was designed by architect Paul Mclean, and the interior was designed by Mary Ta from Minotti Los Angeles. Which is why you will notice that all the furniture proposed is from Minotti, the brand.

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House SAR By Nico Van Der Meaulen in South Africa | Residential Design

 

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As usual, Nico Ven Der Meulen have just delivered a beautiful residence in South Africa, I had to share it with you.

From the Architects:

Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates 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 and access to the garden resulted in the rooms beings dark, and thus the clients main request was to transform this house into a light-filled open plan contemporary home. Ensuring that every room was naturally lit became the challenge for Werner van der Meulen, but one he proved could be done.

A framework of steel columns and beams surround the entrance while louvered planes conceal the four garages and floating roofs. It’s as if each plane whether wall, roof or floor has been intentionally treated differently either in material, texture or colour creating a unique entrance design.

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Residence in Amchit, Lebanon With Breathtaking Views | Residential Design

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This beautiful residence is the perfect example of maximizing incorporation of the beautiful sea view it is endowed with in the interior. Blankpage Architects have done a great job with this project, collaborating with .PSLAB among others. Area is 430 sq.m, and is located in Amchit, Lebanon.

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Dream House in Rio | Residential Design

94-Arthur-Casas-casa-AL-rio-brazil-photo-fernando-guerra The owner of this breathtaking house is Alex Lerner a Brazilian TV Host who is known for being very picky about cleanliness and neatness; thus the streamlined architecture of his residence. Designed by Studio Arthur Casas and finalized in 2012, this house fulfilled his dreams. A very linear architectural beauty making use of every inch of the surrounding view. Materials used worked beautifully with the nature around it.

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Tula House by Patkau Architects Canada | Residential Design

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Tula House is located on a remote island, at the edge of a cliff, 44 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The topography of the site is highly irregular; the prospects diverse. Views to the east stretch over the open water and islands of the Strait of Georgia to the mountain ranges on the mainland of British Columbia. Views to the south overlook a small tidal basin. Moss covered basalt hills are interspersed among treed expanses and richly vegetated crevices, valleys and swales. Stands of red alder and big-leafed maple enliven the predominantly dark fir forest. The beach below the house is littered with the flotsam and jetsam of the ocean where logs and rocks have been tossed around by the tides and storms like a child’s game of “pickup sticks”. One site is actually many sites.

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The Russian Hill Residence by John Maniscalco Architecture | Residential Design

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This certified LEED Platinum new four-story home establishes an understated but dignified urban presence on an atypically wide San Francisco site. A transitional two-story glass-walled entry hall draws users to an airy and open living level. An increasingly light stair element transitions from floor to floor ultimately arriving at a roof deck enjoying panoramic views.

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LV House by A-Cero| Residential Design

 

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Another house by the famous A-Cero architects. The most impressive elements in this project are the sculptural staircase and the organically shaped outdoor pool. As with all of their projects, the architecture is minimal and modern. I think they could have done better with the furniture though.

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