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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One of my favorite projects for 2014 so far has been the Fall House in California by Fougeron Architects. It is crucial for a house with a view to make use of every part of that beauty. This is exactly what the architects did. Simple interiors, yet fully open spaces to an extraordinary setting.
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Wirra Willa is a tiny, tranquil pavilion located in Somersby, NSW, Australia, on an 80-acre property that formerly operated as a citrus fruit orchard. Architect Matthew Woodward designed a 72 sq.m pavilion for his father surrounded by a 36 square meter courtyard. This purpose of this pavilion is to provide the father with a place to reflect and relax.
The beautiful pavilion can be used as a private guest house, floating over a lovely pond. The materials used and sleek lines go perfectly with the surrounding, complementing it exquisitely.
‘To gain the approvals of the local council, the building had to be raised twice during the building process.The area is flood-prone and the finished floor level had to be half-a-meter above the “1 in 100 year” flood level although there is a dam with two overflow spill ways. In spite of the two forced raises, the structure has retained its feel of floating and the residents can still enjoy the sensation of walking on water.’
I feel I can live there forever… just kidding, but a couple of hours would be great 😉
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The Jesolo Lido Pool Villa is the first of a development for 9 single-family residences in the beach town of Jesolo Lido, Italy. The villa is a custom designed prefabricated wood structure, and it was built and furnished in only 6 months. Energy-saving high standards have been applied to the shell to guarantee maximum comfort and almost zero costs throughout the four seasons. The building features wood structures as a flexible and anti-seismic system which also avoids thermal bridges. The 31 cm of perimeter insulation, argon-gas insulated glass facades, 10 kw of photovoltaic panels installed on the roof and the interior / exterior led light fixtures co-operate in making a technologically contemporary building. Because of the small dimensions of the plot, the design goal has been directed in leaving as much open space as possible. The indoor living area has transparent sides which opens towards two different-sized patios. The largest one, to the west, features a long swimming pool, which takes the entire length of the space, and two planted square inserts. An olive tree is the main three-dimensional element in the patio and it’s placed next to the staircase which leads to the underground level, where the storage and technical rooms are located.
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This beautiful villa in Las Vegas is designed by Assemblage Studio and is referred to as the Tresarca Residence. Every area is well designed, the combination of grey stone with wood, my favorite combination for modern villas, the infinity pool, amazing terrace, and beautiful bathrooms. Check out the photos below.
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Located on the Holmby Hills adjacent to Hugh Hefner’s celebrated Playboy Mansion, the Brody House was sold for $39.8 Million a couple of months ago to Hollywood celebrity talk show host and entertainer, Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres paid what is arguably the highest price per square foot the city has ever seen.
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Completed in 2011, Aamer designed this house in Singapore to curve like a boomerang so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront. The geometry also allowed a twenty-five meter lap pool to be incorporated on one side at the ground level. This lap pool continues as a water feature that wraps around the living and dining spaces. Aamer also designed the main spaces of the first story to be fluid and continuous so that, upon entry, one could see the waterfront straightaway. The connection to the waterfront is further reinforced by a linear timber deck that extends from the house into the pier. The clients also felt that such a spatial articulation gives the house a sense of spacious and makes it appear to be much bigger than many other rectilinear houses on similar plots at Cove Grove, Sentosa.
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The arts and residence Casa do Conto (House of Tales) is a charming building in the emerging Cedofeita area in central Porto. It is the result of a restoration project to convert a 19th-century bourgeois home to host demanding and discerning guests in an atmosphere of striking cultural imagery. An innovative project which could only have been possible in the urban setting of a city.
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