Double Bay House | Arent & Pyke

Double Bay House located in Sydney, Australia.

It was designed by  Arent & Pyke.

Descriprion by Arent & Pyke:

Bringing the personality and warmth of a young family into the cool interior of this bay-side house, the design posits communication and flow as essential to living. As such, the grand staircase was remade as a visually dynamic, perpetually unfurling line traversing the three floors.
Recomposing the home to both a human scale and aesthetic, the design called for a complete rethink of the living spaces. From the entry hall to the suite of rooms on the third floor, nuance and detail of design were layered into a new palette comprising timber flooring, generous rugs and generously proportioned furnishings in natural leather and linen.


Design Office: Arent & Pyke
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photographs: Felix Forest
Awards:
– IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards
   Shortlist – Residential Interior Design

– Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards 2016
   WINNER – People’s Choice Awards for Best Residential Interior


 

House Mr. Bleen | Devyni Architektai

This modern family house is located in Vilnius, Lithuania.

It was designed by Devyni Architektai.

Description by Devyni Architektai:

A house of a young, creative and joyful family surrounded by a young pinewood.
Spaces are designed taking into account present needs of each family member alone as well as the needs of the family as a unit.
Fun with bright colors and cozy. With a help of natural fabrics and wood.


Design Office: Devyni Architektai
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Arunas Skrolis


 

Metaphysical Remix | Marcante – Testa / UdA Architetti

This renovated, 250 m2, apartment is located in Via Roma in the centre of Turin, Italy.

It was designed by architects Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa of  UdA Architetti.

Description by UdA Architetti:

The project designed by Andrea Marcante (the founder of Italian office UDA Architetti) and Adelaide Testa to restructure an approximately 250 m² rented apartment in Via Roma in the centre of Turin attempts to meet the needs of three generations: a father, his daughters and grandfather enjoying the rituals of everyday life under the same roof while, at the same time, having their own private spaces designed to meet their individual needs.
Marcante’s and Testa’s joint project is based on very close, constant and stimulating interaction with the clients bringing their own specific requirements in line with the setting in which this house, built from 1935-1937, is located. Having discovered that the interiors had completely lost all their original features, the perception of space and precision found in rationalist architecture and metaphysical painting from that period were inevitably sources of inspiration for the project designed by the architects.
The attempt to reproduce them in different proportions and using different materials can be seen in the plaster truss at the entrance that evokes the coffered portico in Via Roma. Similarly, the distortions in perspective of the ceiling in the dining area, created using stucco work and wallpaper, pay tribute to De Chirico’s dreamy, oneiric language and the plaster cornices framing the ceiling are reproduced in new patterns capable of identifying the specific functions below, regardless of the configurations of the walls.
The evocative force of the artist, who painted distinctive features of classical cities, most notably the empty colonnades and perspectives along roads and avenues he discovered walking around Turin, also suggests the geometric patterns of the new system of metal bars spreading through the various rooms and altering how their space is perceived: frames with glass shelves holding valuable objects, which, starting from the entrance, project into the lounge where they hold books and conceal the rear doors, not to mention the micro-architecture in the bedroom displaying a sort of re-found classicism: these historical citations are hinted at and interpreted but never philological.
A remix playing on a combination of conventional systems, design inventions and modern-day features ranging from the colour scheme (pastel and florescent shades) to designer furniture (by the likes of Prouvé, Sarfatti, Mendini and Tom Dixon) and design objects.
A house/stage where all the actors move easily: bedrooms to safeguard privacy but also shared spaces designed in languages holding onto what we hold dearest and, at the same time, stimulating interaction between different generations through unusual and unexpected architectural features.
As Alfred Hitchcock said when he visited Turin in 1960 “… it is rather mysterious and intriguing and even though I’ve only just got here, it looks promising and something unexpected might suddenly happen on any of its street corners…” We would also like to invite you to discover the unusual and unfamiliar perspectives this house-stage has to offer.


Design Office: UdA Architetti
Architects: Andrea Marcante, Adelaide Testa
Collaborators: Eirini Giannakopoulou, Giada Mazzero
Area: 250.0 m2
Location: Turin, Italy
Project Year: 2015
Photographs: Carola Ripamonti


Modern Residence | ZROBYM Architects


Design Office: ZROBYM Architects

Location: Minsk, Belarus

Visualizations: ZROBYM Architects


Apartment WS | Yamagata Arquitetura

Apartment WS located in Brazil.

It was designed by Yamagata Arquitetura.

 

MCF Residence | Mim Design

MCF Residence located in Australia.

It was designed by Mim Design.


Design Office: Mim Design

Location: Australia


 

FH1 House | KVDA Architects

FH1 House located in Norway.

It was designed by KVDA Architects.

Description by KVDA Architects:

The house was designed for temporary and permanent stay. It is locate in Norway, just near the water. Given the location and the steep plot it had been desirable that the house be dug into the landscape, so it would act as an element integrated into the nature. The design of the house allows a close interaction with the surrounding nature and the beautiful scenery. It provides a feeling of being outdoor when inside. South-facing glazed openings from floor to ceiling provides ample daylight. Veranda can transform if we need to save important temperature in the cold season. Interior has high capability and naturalness. The house has necessary space for life. There is common space includes a kitchen, living room with a fireplace and bedroom, so there is a bathroom and technical room.


Design Office: KVDA Architects
Location: Norway
Project Year: 2016
Area
: 70 m2


Joly House | Stu/D/O Architects

The Joly House is located in Bangkok, Thailand.

It was designed by Stu/D/O Architects.

Description by Stu/D/O Architects:

This three-story house for a family of four has a footprint of 250 square meters and a height of 11 meters. It is located on the street corner in one of the most exquisite and densely populated residential areas of Bangkok. Flanked by rows of shophouses,main living spaces are elevated to the second floor to improve the visual conditions and allow rooms for service spaces on ground. Upon arrival, one is greeted with the skylights, through which shown the rippling strips of caustic patterns resulting from the interplay between lights and water of the swimming pool above. The changing time of the day contributes to the changing color of lights, making this parking space- the arrival space, more dynamic.

Built mainly with reinforced concrete structure and a partial steel frame, the project’s exterior is comprised of natural materials such as wood louver, glass panels, and exposed concrete. The more private spaces- the bedrooms, are located on the 3rd floor which external envelope is cladded with timber slats, giving extra privacy and security. This double-skinned façade acts as a sunshade, reducing the amount of heat collected in the building. Some of the slats are open-able panels; which, when opened, create wind walls and encourage natural ventilation. When the Jolys are away, the panels can be completely shut to protect their belongings from the heat and solar damage. While serving environmental purposes, the timber slats also add a warm but modern look to the house.


Design Office: Stu/D/O Architects
Interior Architect: Attapon Wiboonyanon
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Area: 750.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Structural Engineer: .N.G. Engineering Ordinary Partnerships
Photographs: Krisada Boonchaleow, Courtesy of Stu/D/O Architects, Chanin Limapornvanich


 

 

Piano House | LINE Architects

Piano House located in the suburbs of Chisinau, Moldova.

It was designed by LINE Architects.

Decsription by LINE Architects:

One-storey Pavilion of glass, concrete and wood located in the suburbs of Chisinau. Smooth stretch of trapezoidal shape is surrounded on 3 sides by the residental area, that dictated the shape of the House, but despite this plan forms the inner courtyard of the correct form of the pool over which hovers the design house.
Clear and concise exterior lines flow in the Interior of the House.
The House is spread over much of the area, all the houses are built around a courtyard.
In addition to the common zone in the House three bedrooms of which two babies and one my master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room, as well as auxiliary facilities and a games room.
Space home simply and discreetly.


Design Office: LINE Architects
Architects: Dmitriy Petrov, Lana Lika
Location: Chisinau, Moldova
Plot Area:550.80 m2
House Area: 264.20 m2
Main Structure: Reinforced concrete
Project Year : 2016


 

The Barrancas House | Ezequiel Farca architecture & design

The Barrancas House is located in Mexico City, Mexico.

It was design by Ezequiel Farca architecture & design in 2014.


Description by Ezequiel Farca:

The Barrancas House is the result of the restoration of a house built in the seventies in Mexico City, which didn´t have any attract at first but had great spatial potential.

It became a challenge for our office to create a home focusing on incredible attention to detail, modernity and discovery of the different spaces and levels to generate expectation and surprise.

We took advantage of the location of the house that has views towards the woods so we installed floor to ceiling windows so that natural elements from the exterior such as natural light, views to the woods become part of the interior without compromising the comfort and intimacy of the inhabitants.

The amenities for the family to enjoy inside the privacy of their home include a home theater, a wine cellar, a gym, 2 terraces, a pool, garden and green areas.

Discovering the house through the hallways, leads to multifunctional impredictible spaces achieved through movable screen walls , hidden doors, bay windows that open entirely, furniture designed especially for each space, automatic lightening system, for each need of the inhabitants.

The landscape was designed with plants that adjust to the local clima, with green roof and green walls, it also has a solar energy system and a automatized water saving system.

The materials used include marble, stone, wood, together with neutral tones as dark green or chocolate that give an earthy feeling that will integrate the interior with the exterior and create the sensation of unlimited space.


Design Office  : Ezequiel Farca architecture & design
Location           : Mexico City, Mexico
Architects        : Ezequiel Farca, Cristina Grappin, Fernanda de la Mora
Area                   : 720.00 m2
Project Year     : 2014

Photographs    : Jaime Navarro, Roland Halbe


CT Apartment | Tellini Vontobel Arquitetura

CT Apartment located in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

It was designed by Tellini Vontobel Arquitetura in 2015.

Description by Tellini Vontobel Arquitetura:

Located in an important building of the 1960s, this apartment of 170 m² has become the new home of a businesswoman and advertising, in love with vintage furniture, of Porto Alegre. After the acquisition, the property underwent an extensive renovation made by the office Tellini Vontobel Architecture, led by architect Evelise Tellini Vontobel, to adaquar to her lifestyle.

This apartment, which originally was 3 bedrooms, all compartmentalized, was transformed into a contemporary loft with living room and integrated kitchen and a suite with dressing room.
The old apartment was only taken advantage of the parquet floor, which received only grinding and wax. The wooden blocks left over, were used as the toilet wall cladding.

The owner has a hobby entertaining friends and cooking, for it created a built-in kitchen, which was installed a bar for making drinks, the apartment is known by friends as “Speak Easy”. The old speakeasies of New York, the warm and intimate atmosphere.

Two walls were covered with grayish wood and a block of five meters in basalt houses the ethanol fireplace.

To avoid feeling low right foot, was not used plaster lining. The concrete beams were maintained apparent and the lighting was resolved with the use of rails and spots.


Design Office: Tellini Vontobel Arquitetura
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Area: 170.00 m2
Project Year: 2015
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi


 

“The CAT”, Loft in Ukraine | Zooi Design

“The CAT”, a Concrete Loft is located in Ukraine.

It was designed by Zooi Design.

 

Design Office: Zooi Design

Location: Kiev, Ukraine

Apartment in Florence | Filippo Cei

This apartment is located in historical centre of Florence, Italy.

It was designed by Filippo Cei in 2013.

 


Design Office : Filippo Cei

Location          : Florence, Italy

Photographs  : Filippo Cei


 

Stylish & Modern Townhome | Stylehaus Design

Aqua Alison Island House located in Miami Beach, Florida, Usa.

It was designed by StyleHaus Design.


Design Office: StyleHaus Design

Location         : Miami Beach, Florida, Usa

Photographs : StyleHaus Design


Pryor Residence | Bates Masi + Architects

Pryor Residence located in Montauk, New York, Usa.

It was designed by Bates Masi + Architects in 2009.

 

Description by Bates Masi + Architects:

The house occupies a hill in Montauk with a distant view of ocean, a site that the owners, a couple with two young boys, spent years to find. It is the couple’s reprieve from their home in the city, to share the outdoor lifestyle with their family and to remember their teenage years together in Montauk. The house design prompts the owners to interact with the surrounding environment, evoking experiences of camping.
A departure from typical residential planning, the house is entered through multiple areas for different guests and occasions.

Large glass doors slide open to the living, dining and kitchen area for a large gathering; a smaller scaled swing door for an occasional guest opens to the center hall with a view of the ocean. A sequence of auxiliary spaces – beach equipment area, outdoor shower, sand and mudroom – creates a seamless ritual from the daily activities for the family and friends. In all living areas and bedrooms, glass doors and insect screens slide in and out from pocket walls, transforming rooms to screened porches or spaces completely open to the landscape.

The living area, a double height space with kitchen, dining and living area, has thirty-six feet wide glass doors that pocket into southern and northern walls. When open, the dining room becomes a picnic area and the living room fireplace becomes a campfire. Multiple layers of bronzed metal fabric at the clerestory windows in the living area fold and unfold to adjust sunlight for optimal brightness & temperature of the space. These operable architectural elements use the natural environment to create suitable living conditions.

The house is environmentally friendly in its overall construction and planning with such specifics as geo-thermal heating & cooling, shading & venting systems, solar panels, organic finishes and materials. Lending to the structure’s sustainability, the house is assembled, rather than built, with prefabricated foundation, panel siding and efficient built-ins minimizes construction debris or toxins such as concrete foundation tar on the site. With the owner’s initial premise of camping, the design and functionality of the house promotes a memorable experience for friends and family in the natural environment.


Design Office : Bates Masi + Architects
Location          :Montauk, New York, Usa
Area                  : 297,00 m2
Project year     : 2009
Photographs   : Bates Masi + Architects


House in France

 

Location: France

Photographs: Shoootin

House M | Alexandru Marinescu Architects

House M located in Ilfov, Mogosoaia, Romania.

It was designed by architect Alexandru Marinescu.

 


Design Office   : Alexandru Marinescu Architects
Location            : Ilfov, Mogosoaia, Romania
Area                    : 260,00 m2
Total area           : 350,00 m2
Project Year       : 2012
Photographs      :


 

Apartment in Hungary | Gaspar Bonta

This renovated apartment, first home for a newlywed couple, is located in Budapest, Hungary.

It was designed by Gaspar Bonta.


Description by Caspar Bonta:

   “When I first visited this apartment (a 160 m2 part of a beautiful villa from the 30s), it charmed me instantly. My client, whom I’ve been working with for quite some time now felt it too, it had a certain fairy taleish magic moving around the walls. It was around that time he told me that he’s going to marry his girlfriend, whom he was living in an apartment I designed him earlier. This all made perfect sense in my head, a new part of life for the young couple and a new part of life for the old building. They all needed the same thing: a fresh start, a new canvas.
We tried to respect the original qualities of the house, while considering what could happen to the couple in the next four-five years. The ground floor is dedicated entirely to public functions and a family space, kitchen, dining and living room, a cozy lounge and the necessary buffer spaces (toilet, etc.) We wanted it to be as pure, airy, light as possible. Like Debussy’s ‘Prélude á l’aprés-midi d’un faune’, a magical walk in a calm and light space.
The first floor is the intimate level of the apartment. The master bedroom has an excellent view over the hills, a walking garderobe and a dedicated bathroom. The guest bedroom which is will eventually be the kid’s room has the same view and close to the other bathroom on the floor. Every material, every color in the bedrooms is similar to the ones on the ground floor but a bit warmer, more cozy, more intimate.

We used premium materials combined with white or light grey surfaces, granite, glass and

steel, porcelain and brick – all in their purest, most honest form. All spaces, furniture,

lighting were designed with the sole purpose of creating a perfect empty canvas for the couple, so the story of their life can fill it with details.”
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Design Office    : Gaspar Bonta
Location             : Budapest, Hungary
Area                    : 160,00 m2
Project Year      : 2015
Photographs     : Balint Jaksa Photography

Islington Home | Scenario Architecture

Islington Home located in England, UK .

It was designed by Scenario Architecture.

 

Description by Scenario Architecture:

   This lovely Georgian house has one main limitation – it’s very narrow floor plan, only 4.4 m wide.
Our challenge was to create a sense of width in the basement / garden level which houses the new kitchen, sitting area and dinning area.
This called for the utilisation of every little corner of the Lower ground floor. Space under the stairs was maximised and some furniture were built in against the walls. in the middle of the house a large glazed roof, contributes to a sense of width .and allow light to penetrate deep into the plan. The exterior design is of modest proportions and light materials, featuring a living green wall which creates a sense of continuity with the garden, and reduces the perception of built proportions of the extension itself.

Design Office    : Scenario Architecture

Location             : England, UK

 

Ibis Hotel | EC-5 Architects

Ibis Hotel located in Lviv, Ukraine.

It was designed by EC-5 Architects.

 

Design Office    : EC-5 Architects

Location             : Lviv, Ukraine

Photographs     : Taras Hipp