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The Postcard House is a conventional wood frame construction. Exterior materials consist of prefinished metal panels, and stained cedar siding. The building envelope features spray-foam insulation and thermally improved glazing for superior energy efficiency. High-efficiency forced-air systems heat and cool the house.
The walls of the masonry shell are faceted and heavy, and have been sculpted to provide the necessary privacy to the interior without sacrificing solar access. Designed to fit within the local planning envelope controls, the walls diminish in height when approaching the boundary...
Dark glass and a desert garden of mini, sandy-coloured cubes of rock, palms and agaves are the first impressions that the hotel offers. A kind of urban artwork, the sculptural modern architecture and overall originality designed by Ruy Ohtake and Joao Armentano certainly make the Hotel Unique one of a kind.
The architectural designs of Andy Ramus and the young team of talented professionals which make up his Winchester based practice of AR Design Studio never cease to amaze us!
Constructed on a grassy slope overlooking the town of Decin in the Czech Republic, Villa Decin enjoys the best of both worlds, a rural setting with urban amenities. The 750 sq.m. home was designed by the practice of Studio Pha, who created a residence within a simple geometric structure positioned on a stone base, which accommodates ample parking and storage space.
Amongst the vineyards of Basbina in Lebanon, an award winning architectural project was carried out by the practice of Raed Abillama Architects. Beneath a 140 year old stone house, a preexisting cellar was redeveloped to accommodate the modern winery of IXSIR, a well-known local brand, established in 2008.
For anyone who has dreamt of moving closer to nature, of adopting a different lifestyle in a cabin, deep in the woods, but of course without losing sight of the element of comfort and security, will love San Sen House, a project undertaken in 2008 by the practice of Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos.
Located in Ramot Hashavim , a quiet suburb of Israel and designed by the Argentinian architect Nestor Sandbank, Cubes Villa is what we would call a contemporary jewel of architecture. Striking in its presence, combining the bold minimalism of its form with a seamless fusion of clean lines and curvilinear shapes...
In the suburb of Glyfada on the south coast of Athens, is where ISV Architects decided to position their new stunning creation. Remaining loyal to their architectural style, they once again embodied elegance, boldness and minimalism into this single family residence...
On the coastal road by the Melkbosstrand beach, just 30 km from Cape Town, stands Melkbos House, a comfortable two level family residence designed by the practice of SAOTA. The weather beaten African coastline is the inspiration for this residence, expressed in the road facing screen wall, textured and untamed like its dynamic surroundings.