Glass And Concrete Rainforest Retreat For A Philosopher

Glass And Concrete Rainforest Retreat For A Philosopher
Brazilian studio Atelier Branco has completed a glass house called Casa Bibliotheca among a rainforest in São Paulo with a rooftop terrace for the resident “to read and smoke a cigar looking at the stars”. It was created for a philosopher, who wanted a private space to read and think. Located on a sloped site... 
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Contemporary House Addition With A Screened Facade

Contemporary House Addition With A Screened Facade
In the lush Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe, Julie Firkin Architects created a modern addition outfitted with a patterned facade screen. The Elphin House gained extra square footage in the back to house the new kitchen, dining room, and living room, all of which extend out to the garden when the almost 23-foot-wide doors are open.... 
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Contemporary House With Whimsy Touches

Contemporary House With Whimsy Touches
Architecture and interior design firm Jamie Bush & Co. has designed a modern house in San Francisco, creating a welcoming home for a young tech pioneer. Stepping inside, there’s a clear view from the foyer of the rear garden and the stairs that connect the various levels of the home. A small hallway painted blue... 
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Contemporary Scenario House With Split Levels

Contemporary Scenario House With Split Levels
Scenario House is the result of the architect becoming their own client allowing them to practice what they preach. Scenario Architecture purchased this terrace house located in Hackney with the desire to renovate it for their family’s needs. The initial goal was to somehow connect the main level with the lower ground level in the... 
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Uunique Triple Barn Residence In California

Uunique Triple Barn Residence In California
Weathering steel, concrete and glass were used to form this asymmetrical dwelling by Mork-Ulnes Architects that is nudged into a hillside overlooking a verdant, rolling valley in northern California’s Sonoma County. The studio was charged with creating a home that not only met the clients’ needs, but also responded to the threat of wildfire. The... 
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Contemporary Mountain Home With A Restricted Budget

Contemporary Mountain Home With A Restricted Budget
With an idea in mind to create a beautiful retirement home for their clients and wonderful views to inspire them, UZ Architecture surpassed everyone’s expectations with one of their latest projects, the DH House. There are many restrictions and limitations which had to be considered throughout this project such as the small budget and the... 
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Mountain House Influenced By Traditional Uzbekistan Architecture

Mountain House Influenced By Traditional Uzbekistan Architecture
While many regions in Uzbekistan have been modernized, there are a few regions where traditional architecture and design can be still admired and this also applies to newer projects such as this house. Located in the G‘azalkent mountain area, this country house was designed and built by ARC Architects. It’s a relatively small and cozy... 
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Unique Split House Flooded With Natural Light

Unique Split House Flooded With Natural Light
What’s so special about this house we are spotting today? Called Push-Pull house, it has an open and light interior while the exterior remains in keeping with the area’s protected 1930s Arts and Crafts residential architecture. The house is built by London architecture studio Cullinan Studio split into sections to allow light to flood its... 
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Contemporary Elevated Timber Home Extension

Contemporary Elevated Timber Home Extension
Porto-based architect Carlos Castanheira has completed the extension of a sprawling residential property in central Portugal. The overhaul of the Barrocas House involved the addition of two wings to the existing home, as well as a timber-clad pavilion located to the east of the main residence. the pavilion is positioned on the highest point of... 
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1940 Stone House Turned Contemporary And Chic

1940 Stone House Turned Contemporary And Chic
This house was originally built in 1940s and it has been recently bought by a couple with two children to move away from the city. It has been a jumble of stone-built structures in an agrarian community and then it has been completely transformed by COVO Interiores. The renovated home embraces the building’s humble origins... 
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