Houses

The Treehouse, Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium, Baumraum

The Treehouse

Text description provided by the architects. Sappi, The Flemish Forest and Nature Agency, the commune of Hechtel-Eksel and Proximity joined forces in a unique partnership to stimulate companies, politicians and organisations to embrace sustainability in their daily activities. What better way to do this than to build a treehouse? According to the […]

House am Oberen Berg, Stuttgart, Germany, Alexander Brenner Architects

House am Oberen Berg

Text description provided by the architects. A house for life, behind protecting walls and with great openness towards the surrounding landscape – a generation villa „from which one never needs to move out again“, as the residents tell. When approaching the building via the access road an in-depth layered picture is discernible. The northeast side […]

House Heidehof, Stuttgart, Germany, Alexander Brenner Architects

House Heidehof

Text description provided by the architects. The almost triangular shape of this plot with its long street front and an impressive plane tree worthy of protection at the rear necessitated an elongated building running parallel to the road. The expansive, wood-clad garage wall, the layers of garden and pool walls in front of the house […]

SU House, Stuttgart, Germany, Alexander Brenner Architects

SU House

On a plot in a villa quarter at the edge of a forest in the south of Stuttgart, a villa thoroughly designed down to the smallest detail was build for an art lover and her family. From the piazza at the entrance to the site a silvery garage structure leads past the upper garden with the lake and the “morning patio” with its pebble […]

Summer House on Andros Island, Andros, Greece, Couvelas Architects

Summer House on Andros Island

Text description provided by the architects. The property is located in the middle of a steep hillside west of Gavrio Bay. The only landmark in the area is the old lighthouse on the southern edge of the slope. The special characteristics of the landscape as well as the brief led to a solution of splitting the […]

Swisshouse XXXIV Galbisio, Bellinzona, Switzerland, Davide Macullo Architects

Swisshouse XXXIV Galbisio

Text description provided by the architects. Our design is an articulated construction meant for the enjoyment of the spaces for many years to come. From afar the building is a marker in the landscape, it expresses a meaning already suggested by its context. From close up, it is a collection of many things and from […]

Holiday Residence in Skiathos, Skiathos, Greece, P Arch Studio

Holiday Residence in Skiathos

Text description provided by the architects. The house has been built on the island of Skiathos in Greece, at Profitis Ilias on a plot with a large inclination slope located 350.00m above sea level with panoramic view. The house is located in the zone allowed by law and within this zone in the smoothest part […]

Balint House, Bétera, Spain, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Balint House

Text description provided by the architects. A privileged place within a golf course near to Valencia is the starting point of this project. The proposal is drawn with elliptical traces which contain the program and maximize the possibilities of local urban law by minimizing the volumetric impact on the site. Thus, a piece with a […]

The Long Brick House, Pilisborosjenő, Hungary, Földes Architects

The Long Brick House

Text description provided by the architects. The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from work and the noise of […]

Swisshouse XXXV, Rossa, Switzerland, Davide Macullo Architects

Swisshouse XXXV

Text description provided by the architects. The SWISSHOUSE XXXV is part of a broader project of artistic and architectural interventions in the Calanca valley in the heart of the Swiss Alps. In a valley that is already home to some of our works, this new modest structure addresses the essence of the architect’s commitment to […]

Elastica House, Bengaluru, India, Cadence Architects

Elastica House

Text description provided by the architects. The south facing plot measures 40’x70’ flanking a conservancy on the east side in a typical dense urban setting. The house was conceived as an open fluid event space. The section of the house was conceptualized to enable this choreography of spaces. The section generates the plan and the […]

Blanco Ooostduinkerke Residence, Koksijde, Belgium, B2Ai

Blanco Ooostduinkerke Residence

Text description provided by the architects. The design of these two multi-storey properties respects the scale of the adjacent residential centre. Both buildings are able to optimally integrate in the landscape  as a result of their underground garage and the planting of dune grasses. The buildings each consist of two floors plus an attic floor. […]

Star House, Bnaider, Kuwait, AGi Architects

Star House

Text description provided by the architects. Nestled into the landscape, this beach house blends with the natural topography of the coastline of Kuwait.  It slowly unfolds itself to the visitor, as it is approached from the desert. Upon entry, one gets glimpses of the sea whilst going down to the public space of the chalet.  […]

Avilés-Ramos Residence, Albolote, Spain, Ceres A+D

Avilés-Ramos Residence

Text description provided by the architects. The result is born from the clear ideas that the owners had formed for their home. This is a young no-kid couple who demanded open spaces, to develop their own living, but keeping each an own little place. They were looking for very bright interiors, although with some control […]

House König, Feldkirch, Austria, Gohm Hiessberger Architekten

House König

Text description provided by the architects. Nofels is a faction of the city of Feldkirch, a spatially independent district with a village layout in relation to the core. The terrain is flat, the nearby horizon is formed by forest and the Feldkirch city mountains, the distant horizon is the excellent mountain panorama on both sides […]

House Stürz, Dalaas, Austria, Gohm Hiessberger Architekten

House Stürz

Text description provided by the architects. The Stürz family’s house is located on a relatively steep hillside at around 1,000m above sea level in Dalaas / Vorarlberg. The new building with a modern design language is integrated into the rural surroundings with traditionally built neighboring buildings, without ingratiation. The access is from below, the massive […]

Kaleidos House, Mérida, México, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Kaleidos House

Text description provided by the architects. “How to create a single-family home, comfortable, functional and out of the ordinary, in a lot with dimensions of 4 x 69 meters without dying in the attempt”. This was our challenge when designing “Kaleidos House”. The ratio of 1 to 17 between the length and width of the […]

Diaphanous House, Mérida, México, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Diaphanous House

Text description provided by the architects. The revitalization Mérida’s historic center has brought with it a new value for built heritage, whether it be partial or total and the interventions we see today are very diverse. Diaphanous House  is an anonymous dwelling on its exterior that adapts to the contextual image of the city, returning […]

Casa Lupita, Mérida, Mexico, Binomio Taller

Casa Lupita

Located in Merida, Yucatan’s Historic Center, Casa Lupita pays tribute to the classic colonial architecture of its historic neighborhoods. This project involved restoration as well as architectural, interior, furniture and landscape design. The conceptual premise of the project is the juxtaposition of colonial and contemporary architecture. The nineteenth […]

Door to Mérida House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Door to Mérida House

Text description provided by the architects. The trees stay! This was the initial phrase in the interview with the owners of the property, a pair of preexisting galleries, the first one with a shed covered in soot, barely noticeable the color of the clay roof tiles, and the second one covered with metal sheets was […]

Colibrí House, Mérida, Mexico, Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Colibrí House

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Barrio de Santiago, Colibrí House in a Casona (Old House) at Merida historic center with colonial chacateristics that had different architectonic restoration actions, going by a rehabilitation process to consolidate the damaged physical areas from the building; also restructuring some elements to extend the living area […]

House C and House D in Terra Panonica, Mokrin, Serbia, Studio AUTORI

House C and House D in Terra Panonica

Text description provided by the architects. House C and House D are a part of the Terra Panonica estate, located in Mokrin, a settlement in the municipality of Kikinda, in Vojvodina region, in Serbia. Terra Panonica estate is a cultural and tourist complex for various creative and leisure activities. With its program it focuses on […]

House A in Terra Panonica, Mokrin, Serbia, Studio AUTORI

House A in Terra Panonica

Text description provided by the architects. House A is a part of the cultural and tourist complex “Terra Pannonica” in the village of Mokrin, in northern Serbia. The estate is planned to consist of five houses of different functional and architectural characteristics, of which two have been completed until now. After House B was completed […]

Curl Curl Residence, Curl Curl, Australia, CplusC Architectural Workshop

Curl Curl Residence

Text description provided by the architects. The Curl Curl Residence was an exercise in material, time, and cost efficiency. A specific project brief included two bedrooms with built-in robes, bathroom/laundry, an open plan dining, kitchen, living space, and a deck. The Client also required that the home was to be at one level extending from […]

Hamilton Alterations, Newcastle, Australia, Bourne Blue Architecture

Hamilton Alterations

Text description provided by the architects. This project in the heritage suburb of Hamilton, (Newcastle, NSW Australia) was on a large suburban block, that runs approximately North South. A small cottage existed on the site, which had been added to poorly in the past, and there was little connection to the sunny rear garden. The […]

One Family House in Zahara de los Atunes, Zahara de los Atunes, Spain, Alfonso Alzugaray

One Family House in Zahara de los Atunes

Text description provided by the architects. The house is situated on the occidental edge of the natural park of the Estrecho, on an abrupt hillside, where the landscape value, its orientation and complicated topography are determining factors. Instead of viewing these factors as potential limits we considered them to be incentives for a better solution […]

Casa Monjo, Cala Pregonda-Menorca, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

Casa Monjo

Text description provided by the architects. The main challenge of this commission was to construct a house in a very visually dominant spot in Cala Pregonda without modifying the charm and natural beauty of the landscape. This second residence for a big family had to pass unnoticed. Therefore the stonework was done with the same […]

Earth-Sheltered House, Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

Earth-Sheltered House

Text description provided by the architects. This residential semi-buried house, was one of Javier Barba’s first projects and without a doubt his first bioclimatic project. The steep hill and the proximity of a busy street behind the lot, seamed at first site problematic but in fact this issues became opportunities to develop the architects’ convictions […]

House in Pedralbes, Barcelona, Spain, BC Estudio Architects

House in Pedralbes

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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

Single Family House in Paris

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]