‘casa bautista’ is a secluded beachfront villa in the biosphere reserve of sian ka’an — a corner of mexico renowned for its natural beauty. designed by architecture studio productora, the project is fully powered by solar and wind energy and promises its guests ‘sustainable luxury’. immersed in the jungle, the elevated concrete structure presents sweeping views of the natural landscape and the c..
American studio Specht Architects has designed this Dallas residence with long corrugated concrete volumes to reference brutalist architecture.The Preston Hollow home is influenced by the texture and shape of modern Dallas, Texas houses built in the 1950s and 1960s. Its plan is spread across three long cast concrete volumes that comprise 8,826 square feet (820 square metres).Specht Architects or..
House with Black Ceiling is a minimal home located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Toru Kashihara Architects. The interior is characterized by a series of exposed steel structural elements that are complemented by dark wooden floors and walls. The exterior shares a similar theme with a darkened metal facade. A spiral staircase is hugged by a curved wall, with the curvature visible near the enrance...
Two weekend houses sharing a plot, one for a yoga instructor, and one for her brother, a dentist. Located in the town of Pátzcuaro in western Mexico, the town were they grew up and left for life in the city.Located distant from the historic center. The houses occupy a six hundred square meter plot which has a steep slope and is confined between a street and a natural forest reserve. With little ..
A new build house for a family of young couples and four children was requested at a site located in residential Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. Most of the neighboring houses were built on top of leveled land formed by enormous concrete walls to accommodate the hilly terrain. However, at this specified site, no preparation for construction had been carried out. Therefore, the earth itself with a rough sl..
The property, a maisonette arranged on the upper ground and first floor levels, is set within a 1980s terrace overlooking a similar development designed in 1976 by Sir Terry Farrell and Sir Nicholas Grimshaw. The client wanted to convert the steep roofspace into additional accommodations and to reconfigure the existing house to improve the neglected interiors. The design approach adopts a phenom..
Innenausbau K is a minimal house located in St. Gallen, Switzerland, designed by Tom Munz Architekt. The office creates architectures that are in close dialogue with their surroundings. The focus is on the intensive examination of materials and their joining. The bright space is further illuminated by the use of lighter natural materials and frameless windows throughout. A series of split-levels..
Architect Bruno Stevens has added a sunken slate-clad ceramics studio to a house on a sloping site in Belgium.Stevens and Belgium studio LAVA Architecten, where he was working at the time of the project, designed the unit in Sterrebeek for his mother, a ceramicist and jewellery designer. She needed the extra space to work on her craft and to host workshops.The two-storey structure attaches to on..
valbæk brørup architects has topped a wooden summer house in denmark with a vaulted steel roof. located in a forest site 200 meters from the seashore of kattegat, the eye-catching residence features an extruded tube shape with a roof of rolled steel plates. the interior is entirely made of pine, while its different spaces are characterised by a distinctive rhythm created by the eight arched stee..
Not many houses in Mykonos are blessed with unobstructed views of the sun setting over the sacred island of Delos in the Aegean Sea, so when Athens-based architecture practice K-Studio were commissioned to design a holiday home for a young couple in such a serendipitous location, they embraced the opportunity by building a house where “form follows emotion rather than function”. Inspired by the ..