East of Tshwane in Gauteng, South Africa is the spectacular Mooikloof Heights home designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects which is situated on a north sloping 15000sq.m. site. This home is approached from the north where it is completely transparent, but as the driveway curves around the west side it becomes a collection of stacked rusted boxes without any openings.
Coast Apartment is a project designed by Manuel García Asociados. This bright and simple apartment is located on the Moraira coast. It is an adaptation of a promotional home that customers wanted to customize to their tastes and requirements. The needs of the clients were small hall, a couple of spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious day area which incorporates a kitchen, dining room and living room in a single room, leaving only the service area and the terrace outside. Photography by Miguel Ángel Cabrera
As the earliest port cities open to the outside world, Tianjin’s architecture has become the epitome of a diversified universe of human settlements. From the Five Avenues that combine Chinese and Western styles to Italian style streets, each arc of Western architecture is a continuation of romantic art. The transformation of the Blue Water Park by Wu Wei DESIGN was carried out on this aesthetic basis.
During the 1950s, architect Roland Roessner was teaching at the University of Texas and designing some of Austin’s most daring modern structures. One of his more memorable houses, located on Balcones Drive, is notable for its prominently cantilevered concrete balcony perched above a long, sloping hillside, with Camp Mabry as its backyard. Though previously unacquainted with the period, new owners delved into all things mid-century modern and hired Clayton & Little to assist with a deliberate and sensitive renovation of this Austin treasure. Photography by Nick Simonite
In this project designed by HV8 the furniture helped to manage the space of the apartment for a young couple. Current and innovative, the modern design interiors combine domestic and aesthetic functionality, contemporary taste with new technologies and materials. The color tones in the rooms are the same used in the whole apartment: gray, white and oak wood. The project is created with a minimalism taste. Photography by Valentina Bozzato homestaging
Amos Goldreich Architecture was appointed to design an additional first-floor wing to this 1950s house in Hendon. The new wing, containing a new master bedroom, master en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, has become a retreat for busy parents. Photography by Ollie Hammick
CAN RAS is a project designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Made to disappear. This is how the concept for this house on the island of Mallorca is presented, a few meters from the shore of the Mediterranean sea.
Unlike the aesthetic conception of the Tianjin Blue Water Park project, the “modernism” of Beijing architecture seems to adapt to the rushed daily life of contemporary people more quickly and “understand” their expectations for the future. From the shape to the function, Yuanyang Tianzhu designed by Wu Wei DESIGN centered on the owner’s life demands. The designer creates a multi-dimensional divergent experience in a limited space.
Platinum House is a project designed by Coates Design. Perched high on a bluff, this magnificent home enjoys unique views of the Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and Mount Baker. It is also the first LEED Platinum-certified residence in Washington State outside of Seattle. Photography by Lara Swimmer.
Playter Estates Reinvention is a project designed by Asquith Architecture. This was a collaborative project between Julie Reinhart Design and Asquith Architecture. The project is a full renovation and new addition to a house in the Playter Estates Neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photography by Nanne Springer