BLACKHAUS design the tiny Daniel Apartment near the historic centre of Krakow Krakow, Poland

BLACKHAUS design the tiny Daniel Apartment near the historic centre of Krakow Krakow, Poland

Architects: BLACKHAUS
Location: KrakówPoland
Year: 2016
Area: 291 ft²/ 27 m²
Photo courtesy: Bartłomiej Senkowski

“The new studio apartment situated at the 3 rd floor of the tenement house from 1934, situated near the historic centre of Krakow. Building was renovated in 2015. Apartment is prepared for short term rental.The challenge was to create an essential and very familiar space where guests find everything they need to live temporarily in the rooms as if they were at home.


The plan was redesigned to provide open and functional spaces clearly divided for the zones. You can see it at used colours. Light grey is for the entrance and the kitchen. White and natural oak wood is for the living room/bedroom. Black is for the bathroom. It is only 27 square meters plan that contains everything that is necessary and don’t make you fill overwhelming and will give you plenty of space to roam.


The utmost attention was paid to the detail – I believe the enticing nature of minimalist interiors lies within the few details that populate its space: hewed inside pedestals – veneering of the planes of walls, flush, frameless lighting, kitchen creates separate colour block.”



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Wallace Ridge by Whipple Russell Architects

Wallace Ridge by Whipple Russell Architects

Architects: Whipple Russell Architects
Location: Beverly HillsCaliforniaUSA
Year: 2013
Size: 6,700 sqft / 622 sqm

This project started with previous customers’ wish to draw back nearer to the city of Beverly Hills. They had discovered a potential property in Trousdale Estates and demonstrated to it to Marc for his recommendation on its conceivable outcomes. The property was in deterioration; had an uneven floor plan, and gabled rooftops that did not fit the customer’s vision of a present day home.


The objective, obviously, was to amplify the perspectives while making liquid sufficiently bright spaces that would both serve and mirror the lives of the tenants. Marc saw an approach to stay inside of the Trousdale Estates’ single story 14-foot tallness confinement and still give openness and a dynamite view.


The whole center of the house was upgraded to include an open arrangement, high roofs and a smooth level rooftop. The front entryway, flanked by expansive glass boards opens to a wide section a flawless stage for a piano – and gives an open sight line over the living range, however 12-foot glass dividers and 8-foot glass sliding pocket entryways, to the yard and pool. The customers do a ton of enlivening and required a kitchen that was interested in the living and open air spaces. Rooms are negligibly characterized utilizing tall boards, specially recolored in a rich espresso bean cocoa, that appear differently in relation to the light dividers, spaces suited to work of art.



The warm innovation the customers needed was accomplished with an amicable utilization of materials as kitchen, feasting, amusing and lounge spaces stream effectively into each other. In the living zone a substantial screen TV and chimney are recessed into divider measured field of Portico Slate tile by SOLI. In the kitchen, the island and ledges are Caesarstone in Lagos Blue and cupboards have an acrylic lacquered wrap up.


Expansive glass pocket entryways open to the outside from both kitchen and living regions, where there is a yard bar, discussion ranges and a tabletop chimney all enclosing the pool. The expert suite likewise opens to the pool however expansive sliding glass boards. To make a vantage point for the best view, a rooftop porch was constructed on the expert suite, available from the pool territory. The expert patio gives space to diverting, sunbathing, a round of table tennis, and a view the distance to the Pacific. Beneath, the expert wing offers a library/parlor, and a home theater. Alongside the room, the expert shower proceeds with the utilization of cocoa with the tile in the expert shower – a bushel weave design from SOLI. Nearby is an open storage room/dressing zone.

Wallace Ridge by Whipple Russell Architects

As there is an artist in the family, the customers needed to discover space for a full music studio; Marc discovered it by burrowing down and finding the studio underneath the engine court. It incorporates a different control room, sound stall for vocal recording, and following room, a soundproofed desert spring for creation.



Luxurious two-storey treehouse in the Forests of West Dorset, England

Luxurious two-storey treehouse in the Forests of West Dorset, England

Architects: Mallinson LtdBEaM studio 
Location: West DorsetEngland
Year: 2016
Photo courtesy: Mallinson Ltd

“The Woodman’s Treehouse is a luxurious two-storey suite arranged between and beneath the canopy of aged oaks in a rural green woodworking campus.

The building is a truly collaborative design-build project constructed by highly skilled green furniture makers and traditional craftsmen with exceptional precision. The timber building draws on diverse architectural and cultural references combining with theatrical effects to create a visually rich and playful construction in the picturesque tradition. The plan is arranged around a central cylinder secreted within an octagonal outer casing.

Box rooms clad in split sweet chestnut log stacks, oak laths and hand-cleft oak shingles are plugged into the core building. The treehouse is entered across a heavy oak block stressed ribbon bridge.”


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Marcus Beach House by Robinson Architects

Marcus Beach House by Robinson Architects

Architects: Robinson Architects
Location: Sunshine Coast, QueenslandAustralia
Photo courtesy: Robinson Architects

The future house for a resigned couple was the brief for this beachside house. The site is moderately steep, which permits direct section from the road level to all fundamental living spaces with visitor convenience on a lower level. From the road, the building seems low in scale, whilst as yet increasing great rise on the shoreline front.


Cantilevering upper floor components joined with a scaffold structure breezeway limit let the house drift over the dunal vegetation giving the building a feeling of softness about it.


The fundamental cantilever is 6 meters This is effectively accomplished with 2 long steel pillars underneath floor that run the length of the building ending at the farthest degree of the cantilever.



The greater part of the rooms are cross ventilated. Computerized windows permit simple control. Water overflow is collected and characteristic day lighting is utilized to minimize the measure of counterfeit light required.


Various decks with adaptable substantial scale openings are utilized to catch or control the predominant seaside breezes. The inward extension offers a quiet distinct option for breezy winds outside. Water spillover is gathered and characteristic day lighting is utilized to minimize the measure of simulated light required.


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Quality, comfort, and design enabling the highest quality of life of Objekt 254 villa designed by Meier Architekten

Quality, comfort, and design enabling the highest quality of life of Objekt 254 villa designed by Meier Architekten

Architects: Meier Architekten
Location: Uitikon, Switzerland
Year: 2014
Photo courtesy: Meier Architekten

“My architecture should provide quality, comfort, and design enabling the highest quality of life”. These words spoken by the architect Egon Meier perfectly apply to the object number 254. This is a family residence newly built in the Zürich area of Switzerland. According to the office of Meier architects the client is always the centre of focus when designing any architectural space. According to their philosophy object 254 offers very spacious living in an almost sculptural composition.


From the outside the building presents a clean white facade with large glass windows. This creates a strong connection between inside and outside. A terrace, partly covered is located on the first floor which can be enjoyed all year round. It also offers a fine view of the garden and pool area.


On the inside the lines are straight, pure and reduced to a minimal form. Particular attention has been given to the functionality of all rooms. The kitchen, dining and living rooms are conveniently interconnected to facilitate communication and entertainment.



Materials and colours are based on nature. Wood, stone and natural brown ceramic tiles shape this dwelling and create a welcoming and warm yet elegant ensemble.”


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Design inspired by a desire to engage with the landscape and to celebrate the existing trees

Design inspired by a desire to engage with the landscape and to celebrate the existing trees

Architects: J T A Co.
Location: BangkokThailand
Year: 2016
Area: 7.104 ft²/ 660 m²
Photo courtesy: Linesiam Photography

“The house No.242 is situated in a housing estate in Bangkok, Thailand. The site is a 734 sq.m. elongated plot that orients north-south.

The design was inspired by a desire to engage with the landscape, permeability between interior and exterior, and to celebrate the existing trees.

The architectural design prioritizes the use of natural lighting and cross ventilation, with large openings facing north and south. We proposed passive ventilation and lighting solutions in order to reduce energy usage.


The site is surrounded by 2 neighboring houses in the north and south, while the west is not part of the housing estate and is an unpleasant context. In order to maintain privacy and connectivity between inside/outside simultaneously, the garage is located directly in front of the house to save space for the main house, and help conceal the house from the street.

Sustainability is very important and the house is organized in two levels to be integrated into the natural landscape. The majority of compartments face south to receive natural wind and is shaded by the geometry of the balconies and louvers to avoid heat gain.

Apart from orientation, cross and stack ventilation, the double wall with an air gap in the middle to the east and west provides protection from the sun.

On the roof, 2” thick closed-cell Polysio Foam Core with waterproof PVC sheet membrane together with 3” thick 2 sided aluminum foil and heat bloc type ceiling are used to block the heat gain from the roof. Roof mounted, grid connected photovoltaic panels are installed to generate electricity.

Synergy heat pump is used to make hot water for the house.

Water conservation has been taken into account as well, with series of low flow fixtures. This house uses gray water together with rain water harvesting to watering the garden.

Self-cleaning, no lead, no mercury and heat reflection paint, is used for exterior paint, while washable, anti-bacterial, zero v.o.c. and APEO free paint is used for interior paint.”

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Plaza minimalist apartment designed by AMBIDESTRO in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Plaza minimalist apartment designed by AMBIDESTRO in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Architects: AMBIDESTRO
Location: Porto AlegreBrazil
Year: 2015
Photo courtesy: Marcelo Donadussi

“PLAZA Apartment is a minimalist residence located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Designed by João Pedro Crescente and Raquel Zaffalon from the architecture firm AMBIDESTRO.


The home is characterized by a series of sliding doors that allow for privacy either within the living area, kitchen, or bedroom.


Most of the storage and cabinetry is custom built to maximize the space. In addition, the bedroom features a double-use headboard in which the backside serves as a private workspace.



Natural materials such as Italian white marble and Brazilian wood are the main protagonists embracing each space of the apartment, creating a simple, functional and elegant atmosphere designed in every detail by AMBIDESTRO.”


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Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl by Franzun AG

Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl by Franzun AG

Location: Samedan, Switzerland
Year: 2010
Area: 2,700 sqft
Photo courtesy: KMU Fotografie

During summer 2010, the entire Berghotel Muottas Muragl was completely renovated. Particular focus was placed on the aspect of environmental-friendliness, giving rise to the first plus-energy hotel in the Alps.


Besides constructing the building according to the principles and requirements of the Swiss “Minergie” ecological label, this project went one step further. Although the surface area of the building was extended from 1,700 sq. metres to 2,700 sq. metres, despite the 50% increase in size, it was possible to reduce the energy consumption by 64%, from 436,000 kWh/a to 157,400 kWh/a.


This was achieved by insulating the building in line with the latest standards and by generating renewable energy from five different sources.



With this ground-breaking energy concept, the Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl was awarded the Swiss Solar Award 2011 and the PlusEnergieBau® (PEB) Solar Award 2011.


Awaiting you at the completely renovated Berghotel Muottas Muragl are 16 romantic rooms furnished in Swiss stone pine. The rooms are very comfortable and decorated with a great deal of charm.


Each room is equipped with a WC, shower and/or bath, and free W-LAN. The larger double rooms also accommodate a sofa bed and are therefore ideal for families.


Spend the night at 2,456 metres above sea level – an unforgettable experience.


Mountain dining high up on Muottas Muragl means enjoyment in harmony with the Engadin Alpine world. The romantic Berghotel Muottas Muragl, with its harmonious decor of Swiss stone pine and walnut, provides a stylish ambience for each and every culinary occasion.


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Residence Rotterdam by KOLENIK Eco Chic design

Residence Rotterdam by KOLENIK Eco Chic design

Location: RotterdamThe Netherlands
Photo courtesy: KOLENIK Eco Chic design

What do you get when you are the owner of a sublime villa in Rotterdam and you give designer Robert Kolenik carte blanche to redesign your interior? Eco chic eye candy for extremely comfortable living.


Take the living room for example. With that grand, eye-catching, custom-made Proud couch by Kolenik measuring 6.5m (21ft) in length, together with a pivoting door from Kolenik’s own Bo’dor collection. Sheer happiness is expressed by the kitchen with its illuminated tabletop made from pure white onyx and supported by a lychee tree trunk.


Kolenik’s global boutique design studio has pulled out all the stops with the master bedroom as well; an en suite walk-in-closet with flush fish leather handles and a divine bathroom that embodies the wellness experience and boasts twin lit sinks in black onyx.



Illuminating the villa is Maretti lighting while Kolenik’s own floor lamp ‘Dream’ radiates out from the corner of the gorgeous kitchen. In the basement you’ll delight in a bar and cinema, with a Kharma sound system to make the entire house tantalising for the ears as well as the eyes. All the electronics in the villa are automated by Bits & Bytes, while the latest techniques in water pump devices and the use of rainwater make the house more sustainable.


Work becomes a pleasure when sitting at the 2.5 x 2.5m (8 x 8ft) multifunctional desk with integrated multimedia, particularly with one wall clad in ‘Wrinkle’ by Dofine and adorned with palisander wood cupboards. A perfect example of what you get when you give Kolenik carte blanche: happy clients.


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Brick apartment that reveals the architectural beauty of the cities built at the end of the 19th century

Brick apartment that reveals the architectural beauty of the cities built at the end of the 19th century

Architects: Arhitektura AB objekt d.o.o.
Location: Mladinska ulica, Slovenia
Year: 2016
Area: 1.076 ft²/ 100 m²
Photo courtesy: Matej Lozar

“The apartment in the historical core of Maribor reveals the architectural beauty of the cities built at the end of the 19th century. Sometimes it turns out that the best an architect can do in favor of living quality is the entire purification of the existing space instead of adding new elements. When the ruined plaster was peeled off in the interior of the bourgeois apartment, the poetic essence of the construction appeared. Less than a century ago, brick was considered to be of a lesser value and was covered with plaster, at that time a more decent choice.

But in modern architecture, the central motif of designing the ambients is to exhibit the sincere cornerstones of space, such as visible concrete and wooden construction. A well-preserved brick, which has been hidden for a century by the finishing layer of the plaster, reveals the atmosphere at least as prominent as the raw concrete. A worn-out apartment at an exceptional location was bought by a Maribor soccer player. This should not be a shelter or a family home, but a place to enjoy, was the starting point of the client. But the architect can never foresee all the actual uses of space – the most interesting are those spontaneous, unforeseen, even secret or hidden. The architects opened the space completely.

They have removed all existing partitions and doors. They kept beautiful wooden frames in the sole preserved construction wall. The floor was covered with an old oak parquet. Thus the ambiance has become a space for the game for the endless possibilities of scenarios.”


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Warehouse Converted into Water Factory Residence in Fitzroy by Andrew Simpson Architects

Warehouse Converted into Water Factory Residence in Fitzroy by Andrew Simpson Architects

Architects: Andrew Simpson Architects
Location: FitzroyVictoria, Australia
Year: 2014
Area: 4,736 ft²/ 440 m²
Photo courtesy: Shannon McGrath

This venture draws in with issues of more distant family staying, spatial adaptability, and versatile reuse.


The Water Factory includes the restoration and private transformation of a late nineteenth century modern stockroom working of individual legacy importance. Situated in North Fitzroy the building already contained organizations, for example, a jam manufacturing plant, circulated air through water production line, publicizing office and designing consultancy.


This was essentially an inside task: the foot shaped impression of the two story building concurs with the site limits and the noteworthy legacy requirements restricted alternatives for adjusting the outside envelope of the building.



To address the requirement for various potential outcomes for more distant family living, the outline is imagined as a gathering of houses contained inside of the more extensive envelope of the building. The arrangement is subdivided in two on the ground floor and inside associated with make two next to each other homes which have separate principle road doors for various individuals from the crew.


To draw light and ventilation into what is an inadequately arranged and profound foot shaped impression, a broad number of operable sky facing windows were presented on the north and south-bound rooftop pitches, and an extensive void interfacing the ground and first floor was deliberately situated to likewise exploit this luxury. Room, restroom and clothing spaces are separated by a progression of operable and sliding boards. What are routinely viewed as cell and secluded spaces inside of a house are permeated with a feeling that they are temporary ranges that can shape part of the open arrangement or be utilized for more private purposes.


The roof geometry which converges with the first stockroom rooftop trusses, differs and undulates along the cross-segment of the building. It contains the electrical and mechanical administrations and in its peak pitches makes a conceptual suggestion of a few houses being contained inside of the principle volume.


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Chiltern House by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

Chiltern House by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

Architects: WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
Location: Singapore
Year: 2013
Area: 5,306 sqft
Photo courtesy: Aaron Pocock

The spaces in this family home on Chiltern Drive in focal Singapore were made like an article of clothing, woven around the requirements and yearnings of its tenants. The home tried to be profoundly established, joined with the encompassing environment, the historical backdrop of its improvement, and also the family’s way of life.


The house was developed as a solitary solid structure. The woven steel support and crude timber formwork into which the solid was thrown have engraved the procedure of building into its surfaces, with tough lines in the solid and insights of steel fortification in the dividers and edges. As the early morning sun throws shadows over the textured even groups abandoned in the solid where the timber formwork once was, the memory of the development process itself denote the progression of time and helps the family to remember the exertion, longing, and acknowledgment of their fantasy.


The spaces inside and around the house were intended for every relative to make the most of their own security and cooperative with nature, and in addition spaces where they could definitively meet up in the creation and continuation of family ceremonies around dinners, welcome, and homecomings. The house is verbalized around a square geometry in arrangement, yet the spatial game plan inside of this clear structure is a perplexing exchange of substantial and profound spaces and associations that extend over the length of the house in different headings.



These stretched rooms draw the eye crosswise over them, now and again identifying with the perspectives of the greenery enclosure, crosswise over developed windows that skirt the horizon and skyline or to center the misrepresented points of view on select components inside of a room. These visual associations inside of the rooms and also from space to space unite the tenants and make them mindful of one another’s developments inside of the house and in addition emphatically connect the house to its encompassing surroundings.


The living and lounge areas are associated in one nonstop space with a swimming pool toward one side and a back greenery enclosure at the other. Along the length of the room, a low straight window sill cast into the folds of the divider and a long even window opening give a private and direct association with the scene, and in addition easygoing seating that can serenely oblige one or numerous individuals. Correspondingly, the far reaching kitchen island that stretches out over the tall and stupendous kitchen runs parallel to an expansive perspective of the back greenhouse and makes the kitchen a splendid and lovely room that is the same amount of a social space as a working zone.


With this building dialect of profound spaces and broad windows, emotional straight vistas of the greenhouses that encompass the house are encircled. The perspectives to the greenery give a feeling of peacefulness and reflection to the occupants and ground them to their surroundings. The finish of these perspectives happens in the main room that keeps running over the whole front façade of the top story with a solitary level opening over its facade. This expansive window takes in a staggering and continuous perspective of the rural horizon past.


Despite the fact that the house was outlined as an incorporated affair of the structural engineering, inside and scene plan, every control has its one of a kind expression and idea; the building design with its rough solid tasteful and communicated development handle, the scene with four levels of unmistakable answers for diverse spatial goals utilizing an assortment of tropical scene procedures, and the insides with a woven artwork of individual ancient rarities that quietly pass on the historical backdrop of the family.


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A simple architecture in the ostentation aspect, but great in the matter of the emotion

A simple architecture in the ostentation aspect, but great in the matter of the emotion

Architects: Allouchie Arquitetos
Location: Brazil
Year: 2017
Area: 1.829 ft²/ 170 m²
Photo courtesy: Antônio Preggo

“We are looking for a contemporary and genuine architecture from Pernambuco.

Located in a private condominium on the outskirts of the urban perimeter of Caruaru, the main city in the rural area of ​​Pernambuco, the plot of land has southeast orientation, with a higher incidence of winds during the year.

We opted for a simple architecture in the ostentation aspect, but great in the matter of the emotion, of the sensorial symbiosis. We can say that this “way” is absolutely related to the personality of the architects, holders of an intuition more contained in the act of projecting, but sometimes implodes of so much artistic expression and meaning.


Natural materials such as wood, handmade as hydraulic tile, and apparent and “raw” as concrete, iron and glass, coupled with a subtlety in the use of colors and a low ceiling (2.26m – to the height of the average man with raised arm of the Modulor) give the place a warm and “human” ambience.

The most pragmatic challenge of the project was to meet the relatively large needs program for the lot size (375sqm) and a desire for large and sometimes open spaces. All this in a single floor. The natural solution was to integrate “mandatory setbacks” into environments, eliminating any “dead space” within the boundaries of the terrain, both in the external and internal areas. We can clearly see this intuition from pedestrian access, through the terrace, as well as the garage and the organic garden.

Evaldo Coutinho defended architecture as a product of construction, not design. And that the only way to feel its spatial essence was to be in the work itself. The fact that we designed and built the work allowed us to do experiments once more during the execution, which was certainly fundamental to the final result.

Two other important aspects for us were environmental comfort and privacy control. walls, marquises, hollow brick wall, strategically located and dimensioned frames, are some architectural elements that appear as a solution. In some cases, elements, such as the “skin” (apparent manual brick wall) of the front façade that protects the rooms, appear as a solution to both problems. Because it is a leaked wall, it allows the passage of lighting and natural ventilation while giving privacy to the users of the house and allows the street view to them. In addition it is clear from an aesthetic and poetic appeal.

Considering the functional dimension of the house, two premises were important in structuring the plant. We wanted the possibility of two independent and distant accesses, one for a vehicle and another for those who came on foot. It was important for us both to take us initially to the social area of ​​the house. In this way, the room appears with a kind of vestibule, only located in the center of the building, which gives direct access to the intimate area and kitchen. A practical and simple solution.”

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Modern alteration to a Victorian-era, Italianate-style terrace house in London

Modern alteration to a Victorian-era, Italianate-style terrace house in London

Architects: William Tozer Associates
Location: EnglandUnited Kingdom
Year: 2015
Photo courtesy: William Tozer Associates

“The project is a modern alteration to a Victorian-era, Italianate-style terrace house in London, the delicateness of which sits in distinct contrast to the a neighboring, brutalist council estate by Austin-Smith, Salmon and Lord, built in 1965. The renovation creates a white and raw concrete frame through which to view the neighboring building, visually recasting it as a found-object modern art installation, alongside art objects to the interior that are similarly framed by rectilinear white openings at a much smaller scale.

The tiled floor surface is continuous from the open-plan kitchen and dining spaces to the adjacent courtyard dining area, diminishing the threshold between inside and outside. This blurring of interior and exterior is heightened by the rectilinear form and scale of the cast concrete retaining walls to the courtyard, which connects them visually to the monolithic white cupboards and units to the contiguous interior.”

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Townhouse with a Folding-Up Shutter by MM++ architects

Townhouse with a Folding-Up Shutter by MM++ architects

Architects: MM++ architects
Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Year: 2015
Area: 2,540 sq. ft / 236 sq. m
Photo courtesy: Hiroyuki Oki

This house is situated in region 7 in Saigon, on a bustling road. The plot is 4m (13ft) wide X 17m (56ft) profound. The avenues in Vietnamese downtown areas are dynamic, brimming with life and these shop houses are a piece of that urban scene, where limits between general society and the private are foggy.


This task proposes a moderate and contemporary methodology of the conventional shop house typology. Like a run of the mill Vietnamese townhouse, the front part of the ground floor is possibly committed to business movement amid the day, completely open onto the walkway, while it’s likewise utilized as the proprietor’s habitation.


The customary screens, run of the mill of the Southeast Asian provincial engineering, have been transformed into a more modern configuration single timber shade, with a collapsing up opening framework. When it’s open, it makes a sunshade for the front space. When it’s shut, despite everything it permits changeless ventilation.



The house is made out of 4 stories. A vast sky facing window in the back conveys normal lighting to each rooms and bathrooms. In blend, the front louvers with the open sky facing window permit lasting cross ventilation through the house.


Interestingly with the ground floor, the rooms are gathered in a suspended volume inside the fundamental space. The inside outline is a blend of crude materials, moderate and modern components.


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Neon Grunwald Apartment in Moscow by Geometrix Design

Neon Grunwald Apartment in Moscow by Geometrix Design

Architects: Geometrix Design
Location: MoscowRussia
Year: 2015
Area: 1,260 ft²/ 117 m²
Photo courtesy: Geometrix Design

When you make a sale himself faced only one problem: you’re not limited to the scope and can do anything. In the future, it sounds amazing. But it is important to decide what do you want to see the most: bold colors, brutality, interesting architectural solutions, playing with materials, and can do everything together…


The apartment is for a designer – a testing ground for the realization of what most customers are not ready. We love monochrome, concrete, beautiful and comfortable furniture and play with space and light, that of these ingredients, we decided to make the perfect cocktail for us. The result was a brutal interior with ironic accents.


So the foundation remains monochrome, it is possible to shift the focus in the furniture and lighting scenarios. Hallway area is separated from the living area mirrored volume, in fact, there is enclosed wardrobe, and mirrors the solution allowed to visually preserve (and even expand) the volume of the living room and thus mask the whole room.



The living room is built on the contrast of materials and colors: a brutal concrete and soft oak color, monochrome and vivid ironic color accents on the furniture. The apartment is not the usual white ceilings, we went the other way: left concrete and painted in a deep omitting necessary graphite color. A zapotolochnoe lighting softens the contrast and allows you to play with interior mood and tracking system main lighting emphasizes the brutality of the ceiling.


On the wall is a neon lamp to our designs: each geometric shape represents our family. The kitchen is clearly divided into 2 areas at the expense of color: in the black zone dissolved worktop worktops and wall cabinets, white given the bar made ​​in our sketch and columns.


There are as many light scenario: there are soft zapotolochnoe lights, rgb-light bar, lights working surface, tracking system, and soft lighting wall fixtures. Here in the black part of the kitchen is hidden door leading to the private part of the apartment. Behind it is the master bedroom, children’s and main bathroom. The bedroom also built the contrast of materials: concrete adjacent to the old oak tree on the wall high headboard and soft lights hanging lamps add comfort room, but for the mirror volume is hidden closet.


The main bathroom is made ​​in strict black and white, is a white granite adjacent to the tile under slate. But the guest bathroom is quite ironic: one of the walls glued wallpaper with a collage of the works of controversial photographer LaChapelle, which can be considered infinite, the rest of the walls are decorated with panels of soft eco-leather. Simply, we love to surprise).


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Coburn Residence by Harris Butt Architecture

Coburn Residence by Harris Butt Architecture

Architects: Harris Butt Architecture
Location:  Jacks Point Golf Course, Queenstown, New Zealand
Year: 2009
Area: 7,664 square foot
Photos: Simon Devitt

This substantial house is arranged on a projection sitting above Lake Wakatipu toward the west, with the Remarkables toward the east and Peninsula Hill toward the north – concealing Coronet Peak.


In the fore ground are moving tussock secured slopes and the manicured fairways of the Jacks Point Golf Course.


The house is drawn closer down a long path from the east with the Remarkables at your back and Lake Wakatipu at your front. The passage exhibition is adjusted on this pivot connecting these two prevailing elements.



Toward the north of the display is the living range – basically two extensive rooms – the front room and the kitchen/feasting/family room. These open onto a broad porch region with lap pool/sauna/dive pool.


Roughly mostly down the focal exhibition a tee intersection happens – this optional access connections to the main room territory (toward the west), the visitor room wing (toward the east) with a stair/lift down to the storm cellar carport.


The main room territory watches out over Lake Wakatipu whilst the visitor rooms concentrate on the Remarkables. The type of the house is extremely straightforward in its idea. It is comprised of three sections – the living wing (a rectangular structure), the room territory (a square shape) and the straight display.


The size of the house was controlled by the settlement prerequisites with the nearby arranging/configuration manages significantly influencing the structure and wrap up.


The general idea depends on “legitimate” structural engineering – fresh, clean lines without improvement, built from material extricated from the site and sourced from the district beyond what many would consider possible. The profound breaks to the windows complement the strong development of the building giving a feeling of changelessness and interfacing with the noteworthy structures of the locale and also the landscape.



Bunker House by VaSLab Architecture

Bunker House by VaSLab Architecture

Architects: VaSLab Architecture
Location: Lopburi, Lopburi Province, Thailand
Year: 2009
Area: 3,550 sqft
Photo courtesy: Spaceshift Studio

Dugout house (Tiensuwan House) is outlined by VaSLab Architecture; its principals are Vasu Virajsilp and Boonlert Deeyuen. Venture designer is Ratthaphon Sujatanonda. The house is situated in A. Muang, Lopburi. The area is surely understood for the greatest Thai military camp in which a quantities of Lopburi-based family units are identified with military individuals.


One of Lopburi’s point of interest construction modeling is Pasak Cholasit Dam, the greatest store in Central Thailand, a noteworthy wellspring of water for family unit, agribusiness and mechanical use in Lop Buri and Saraburi Provinces. The way that the house proprietor and the planners both like cement, the dam’s significant structure and uncovered solid appearance impact the house proprietor and the engineers to choose cast set up cement to be the house’s shell.


Siriwan Tiensuwan, the house proprietor requests that the draftsmen outline a 250 sqm. house that has two negated characters; shrouded + secured and noticeable + opened. The site is encompassed by its neighbored houses, just the front (west) side that opens to roadway, green zone and a trench. Its site setting reviews the draftsmen of dugout building design assembled amid World War II and “Shelter Archeology”, Princeton Architectural Press, a book by Paul Virilio, urban organizer, scholar, and rationalist. The draftsmen are enlivened by this involved barrier framework surrendered along the shoreline of France however yet enchanting and modern.



Its shrouded and peaceful vicinity stamped with the capacity of keeping an eye out on gatekeeper, in this manner turn into the house’s allegorical idea. The customers’ attachment to uncovered cement additionally fortifies their way of life of protection, security, and solid assurance. The hilter kilter ” H ” shape floor arrangement makes two inward courts useable as open air living in morning and evening. These two courts isolated by the hallway that connections the principle living space and visitor room. More proof of shelter outline is found in subtle element plan at the space opening of the main room’s internal overhang that can be looked through the outside green, trench, and thruway in like manner.



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Project that retakes the values considered important in a residence and reintegrates them

Project that retakes the values considered important in a residence and reintegrates them

Architects: Aarón Carrillo Díaz
Location: Pachuca, Mexico
Year: 2017
Area: 13.239 ft²/ 1.230 m²
Photo courtesy: Pablo García Figueroa

“Located in Pachuca, in a private complex with geography and particular climates, the residence Ro poses a specific problem from the beginning. Due to a climate where in the afternoon the temperature drops considerably and there are cold winds coming from the mountains, outdoor spaces, green courtyards and terraces have become ornate elements and not spatial resources to promote family coexistence, Integrating and dignifying the meaning of home.

The intention of the project is to retake the values that we consider important in a residence and reintegrate them. To do this, the concept of the project is to create a direct connection between the interior and exterior spaces through the use of covered terraces that allow the integration of daily life into areas of family life and contemplation, maintaining a relationship from any space in the project.

The first of the volumes is presented as the services of the Residence, including the kitchen and breakfast area, trapped in a dry contemplative courtyard covered by a glass dome. The second volume gives way to the living room and the dining room, which is interlaced between the patio that accompanies the breakfast room and the space designed with small terraces and green platforms that unify the volumes, this same, with a treatment of glass roofs and concrete slabs that are protecting the daily life of the home. Finally, the third volume containing the recreation spaces, and as a finishing touch, the last patio that is outdoors. All this results in a single multifunctional space and full of visuals, green areas and platforms that carry the concept that governed us when designing the project.


No less important, the volume of the circulations allows the transit between the spaces in a double height and it directs us to the stairs, in which we accede in a second level to the private part of the house, where the rooms are given complementing in every sense the generating idea of the house.”

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Maryann Thompson Architects design the Bluff House, occupying the crest of a windblown bluff overlooking the Atlantic and nearby saltwater ponds

Maryann Thompson Architects design the Bluff House, occupying the crest of a windblown bluff overlooking the Atlantic and nearby saltwater ponds

Architects: Maryann Thompson Architects
Location: Chappaquiddick, MassachusettsUSA
Photo courtesy: Chuck Choi Architectural Photography

“Bluff House solves the clients’ request to create a light-filled, yet sun-sheltered place of habitation, concealed from intermittent harsh weather while visually open to enjoy a panorama of distinct views.


Occupying the crest of a windblown bluff overlooking the Atlantic and nearby saltwater ponds, the house’s interior situates the occupant between an earthen stone plinth and light trapezoidal roof forms. Shifting and skewed roof planes simultaneously shelter and open the jagged and tautly stretched building envelope.


Varied interior and exterior spatial, lighting, and viewing conditions heighten the awareness of site and allow the user to occupy the house in response to the ever-changing environment.  The roof planes reciprocate the formal qualities of the bluff, windswept cedars and cresting waves of the Atlantic below.



The building’s interior continues the cedar tongue and groove cladding, creating visual continuity to the outside, as well as offering a sense of craft and tectonic similar to the local boat-building traditions.The structure’s complex form navigates highly restrictive building envelope limitations and utilized portions of a pre-existing cape to avoid an arduous review process.”


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