Houses

House in Pedralbes, Barcelona, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

House in Pedralbes

This family home is located in the upper area of Barcelona. The project pro­posed to move the building to the rear of the site in order to achieve the best orientation towards the south and east, and to have a spacious garden. Fur­thermore, building the house on the highest point of the land attains the […]

Single Family House in Paris, Paris, France, Aldric Beckmann Architectes

Single Family House in Paris

This is a three-storey private house with basement, facing east/north-east on the rue de Nice and west/south-west across its courtyard. It is clad in putty colored concrete from top to bottom, which makes it look as if it is cut from a single block. Its color, echoing that of the stone or rendered façades of […]

Two Houses in Oropesa, Oropesa, Spain, Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Two Houses in Oropesa

Two houses in Oropesa 13th century town walls. Sitting in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos in Spain, Oropesa commands an extensive view encompassing snow-capped peaks and olive trees. Oropesa is known for its castle, built in 1402 and formerly the residence of the Toledo family of nobles. One of them built an arcade to link the castle […]

Casa UP, Madesimo, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Casa UP

The project plans the reconstruction of an existing building, respecting the same profile. The old building was distributed on two levels with different function, stable at ground floor and barn at first floor.  On the outside the existing building is characterized by two overlapping doors on east elevation, a great entrance on south elevation, a […]

Casa C, Madesimo, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Casa C

Interior renovation: composition of flaps The project developed itself recognizing characteristic elements which become immediately binding. First of all it’s established the existing distribution. The project starts from a “no project act”; the choice move attention on a different project level. The new floor, made with oak boards, becomes […]

Wardrobe in the Landscape, Madesimo, Italy, ES-ARCH Enrico Scaramellini

Wardrobe in the Landscape

The project is based on two specific conditions: – on one side the client’s needs, looking for a small and intimate space; – on the other a small, special and precious place. The alpine landscape dominates the place: it becomes evident the condition of a privileged and unique space. The concept of size guides the […]

Koala House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Koala House

The aim of Casa Koala is to unify two concepts across varied elements achieving a sense of cohesion and logic, which translates into a whole that meets the needs of the users. The challenge was to obtain a contemporary space, without the loss of original features and elements. Casa Koala is a project in which […]

RC 80 House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

RC 80 House

The historic background of the building and the cultural and social value were the characteristics that inspired us for the interpretation and intervention of Casa RC 80. An irregular lot and some pre-existing elements give this home a unique character. The arrangement of spaces allows us to create a harmonious […]

Renovation House Lendenmann, Regensberg, Switzerland, L3P Architekten

Renovation House Lendenmann

The medieval township of Regensberg represents a place of unparalleled quality with its unique location, history and urban clarity. The historic town center consists of the rounded “Oberburg” with the town’s castle dating back to the foundation of the town in 1244 and the adjacent “Unterburg”.  With its unique location on the eastern foothills of […]

House ML+M+R, Pordenone, Italy, Caprioglio Associati Architects

House ML+M+R

The project House ML+M+R in Pordenone, in the north east of Italy, involves the expansion and recomposition of all four facades without altering the current outline of the previous building except for the south elevation, where the facade is conceived an extrusion through a bow window façade on three levels. The project is the result […]

Trübel Wohnhaus, Dielsdorf, Switzerland, L3P Architekten

Trübel Wohnhaus

After the removal of border limit clearances only 5m x 9m are left over in this small steep lot at the vineyard at Dielsdorf. With a maximum of 83m2 above-ground level living, this lot has long been considered unbuildable. A classical residential house with solid outer walls, conventional access staircase and traffic area has no […]

Wajek Walk, Singapore, Aamer Architects

Wajek Walk

A house in Singapore with a modern interior design by Aamer Architects. The house has a terrace and sits at a corner on a trapezium shaped land with lines. These lines wrap and fold towards distance views while providing privacy from close neighbours. They also achieve a distinctive form that is futuristic and indeed tropical. […]

Tan’s Garden Villa (Merryn Road 40ª), Singapore, Aamer Architects

Tan’s Garden Villa (Merryn Road 40ª)

Back in 2001, the Owner, Mr Adrian Tan, commissioned Aamer to design his house(s) at No 42. There a large bungalow plot was divided into two to accommodate separate but identical houses which won the prestigious Singapore Institute of Architects’  Design Award in 2004. Some ten years later Adrian acquired the plot next door, No […]

Jalan Remis (The Railway House), Singapore, Aamer Architects

Jalan Remis (The Railway House)

As a typology, the semi-detached house is often perceived as a Siamese twin, reluctantly conjoined to its symmetrical other via a single party wall. The desire to challenge such a notion drives the parti of this single- family house. By separating and pulling the main building block away from the party wall, a semi-detached house […]

13 Cove Grove, Singapore, Aamer Architects

13 Cove Grove

The site is narrow and long, with a small frontage to the waterfront. To maximize the view to the waterfront, Aamer designed the house to curve like a boomerang so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront. The geometry also allowed a twenty-five metre lap pool to be incorporated on one side […]

Mercedes House in Garden City, A Coruña, Spain, CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Mercedes House in Garden City

The plot, like all those of the same alignment, has the particularity of being limited at the back by another much higher level which situates the dwellings on the base of a high floor through which the access occurs. With its front facing north, the solution of the housing is also conditioned by the two […]

Chao House, A Coruña, Spain, CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Chao House

The project rebuilds a small house just over 3 meters wide and 16 deep at the end of a block. It is located in the historic centre of this village of Costa da Morte. The former house was a dwelling and a bar and it had a blind well oriented dividing wall. We have sought to resolve the urban scene clearly, bringing a renewed vision […]

Villa Lumi, Nummela, Finland, Avanto Architects

Villa Lumi

Villa Lumi (lumi = snow) is bordered from three sides by streets. The incoherent suburban environment doesn’t provide any interesting views or starting points for the architecture. This is why the building turns around a courtyard. The noise of traffic is blocked with a glazed pool wing. Terrace courtyard, opening towards the evening sun from […]

Cubica Cabin, Paipa, Boyacá, Colombia, Camacho Estudio de Arquitectura

Cubica Cabin

Set of homes located in Paipa-Colombia, located in the urban area of the city, which manages to capture the perception and visual attention of its inhabitants for its color, scale and architectural proposal. The project is conceived as a refuge that is capable of providing protection, adaptation to the context, less environmental impact and sustainable […]

Casa Forbes, Costa d'en Blanes, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Casa Forbes

A hillside of Costa d’en Blanes is the location of this house which has views over the entire Bay of Palma. In the way in which the hanging gardens of Babylon built a domesticated natural environment, the Casa Forbes provides the necessary horizontality in this seemingly impossible terrain. The outer enclosure of oblique steel slats […]

Casa Forbes, Can Pastilla, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Casa es Carnatge

The materiality and formal logic of this single house are drawn from its location. Casa es Carnatge sits in front of the abandoned stone quarries of Son Mosson at the Palma Bay. Through a double stone skin facade we abstract inhabiting of the noise pollution from the neighboring airport and search into the Marés a […]

Two Family Vacation House, Porto Rafti, Greece, MOB Architects

Two Family Vacation House

The house is located in Porto Rafti at the eastern part of Attica, in a beautiful seaside area that lacks urban planning. The need to create internal views in order to avoid the anarchy of the surroundings was substantial in the design approach. On the other hand though, the first floor volume was opened to […]

Haus Jauch, Munich, Germany, Gruber + Popp Architekten

Haus Jauch

This house, built by the architects Bernhard Gruber and Doris Popp, is a remarkable paradox. It is as restrained as generous, it is as comfortable as sheltering-representative-open. The past and present, the great with the kids, the individual with the community is the meaning of house Jauch that true architecture always reconciled. What sounds like […]

Mountain and Openings, Takarazuka, Japan, EASTERN Design Office

Mountain and Openings

The concept of this design was based in the idea of a house that acts as a mountain and an office that has a large opening. In other words, a topography without topography. The location of the building is an exclusive residential area on slanted ground.  The architects built a new topography there, as high-class […]

House Karlsson, Västerås, Sweden, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

House Karlsson

At the northern coast of the lake Mälaren in central Sweden sits this one family house. In this former recreational area, most of the small weekend houses has been either extended or replaced by catalogue housing. The simple constructions of rural buildings and the architecture of Swedish barns and warehouses have been a starting point. […]

Vacation House on Syros Island, Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece, Katerina Valsamaki

Vacation House on Syros Island

This small house for vacation of 130sqm sits at the eastern part of Syros Island in the area of Manna, Sklipi, and was designed for a three-member family. The design focused on integrating the building with the landscape and thus the three volumes of the building were organized around three walls made of local stone, […]

Four Houses in Porto Rafti, Greece, MOB Architects

Four Houses in Porto Rafti

This complex of four house is located in Porto Rafti, an area by the sea in a distance of approximately 40 km from Athens. The recently new roads that have been constructed led an increasing number of population chooses to live here permanently, despite the area has been used for vacation housing for many decades. […]

Villa Savoye, Poissy, France, Le Corbusier

Villa Savoye

Many consider Villa Savoye to be the seminal work of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. International Style has found to this Villa one of its most recognisable architectural presentations. The Five Points The house was emblematic of Le Corbusier used to work in a system that he addressed “The Five Points”, his basic tenets of […]

Maison La Roche, Paris, France, Le Corbusier

Maison La Roche

Maison La Roche in Paris is a classic work from Le Corbusier that was built as a home for Raoul La Roche, a Swiss banker and collector of avant-garde art. Among other things, The house was designed to serve as a private gallery to display La Roche’s extensive art collection, among other of its functions. […]

Watervilla Weesperzijde, Amsterdam, Netherlands, +31ARCHITECTS

Watervilla Weesperzijde

Living on the river Amstel in Amsterdam is an experience within itself. At this special location the cream of the crop of houseboat design is situated close to each other. The residents of this villa are feeling evry day like they are on holiday forever. The clients wanted to build a modern watervilla in which […]