Sambade House | spaceworkers®

Description by spaceworkers®:

Based on the genetic of the place, the intervention holds, as the main goal, the creation of a contemporary space without disturbing the peace of the countryside area. A pure volume, with rectangular base, is adjusted to the ground and opens into the green landscape. The volumetric purity, desired by the customer, sets the mood for the project and the new inhabitant of the place is, now, one of the terraced fields of the perfectly balanced ground. Thus, the act of inhabiting unfolds through the volume of concrete, pure, raw, adjusted to the ground, just waiting to grow old as the days go by… reflecting the life of the countryside.

Design Office: spaceworkers® 

Location: Penafiel, Portugal

Photographs: Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

Cliff House | Fearon Hay Architects

Description by Fearon Hay Architects:

Sited above a cliff overlooking Rangitoto and the Hauraki Gulf. The client sought a two-storey glass volume that could maximise the views while providing shelter from prevailing weather.

Design Office: Fearon Hay Architects

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Photographs: Patrick Reynolds