As the age-old adage goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In South Tyrol, Saltaus, Apfelhotel’s young new generation of owners are breaking new ground while staying true to their traditional roots. noa*’s novel design and architecture evokes the vintage charm of this historical hotel while creating an oasis for the senses and shared moments. Photography by Alex Filz
Half Gable Townhouses is a project designed by South Architects. Two family homes make the most of a beautiful outlook towards Wairarapa Stream in urban Christchurch. Each home consists of plastered half gables rising up toward the centre, encapsulating the softer material palette of the rich natural cedar, which is running through the centre and out towards the stream. Photography by Stephen Goodenough.
Rural House in Portugal is a project designed by HBG Architects. The brief was to transform an ancient community oven, owned by the client’s family for decades, into a comfortable, single bedroom vacation house, with space to gather the family when needed. Photography by Ricardo Oliveira Alves
Ricardo Oliveira Alves Architecture Photography and Video – Fotografia e vídeo de arquitetura Casa na Aldeia de João Pires – Henrique Barros Gomes
Allum Lane is a project designed by Square Feet Architects. New build house conceived to cater for multi-generational extended family living. The house is based on a cruciform plan with primary, secondary and circulation spaces informally defined in space and structure. The exterior uses a traditional contextual material – brick – in a modern, sculptural form together with expansive areas of glass bringing great light and views onto the re-landscaped rear garden. Photography by Rick McCullagh
House for Dorothy is a project designed by boq architekti. A combination of concrete and wood dominates the interior design of this family house in Prague, Czech Republic. The interior provides a contemporary approach to living in light-filled spaces, along with playful touches. Photography by Tomas Dittrich
Hill house designed by Rachcoff Vella Architecture was a carefully considered response to the challenge of re-birthing a poorly renovated and compromised 1930’s dwelling into a contemporary Melbourne home. At the top of Richmond Hill the site offers commanding views of Melbourne’s skyline. The clients had a strong desire to maximise the sites potential views and design a home that could accommodate a young and growing family within an urban environment. photography by Tatjana Plitt.
Suncrest is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects and is located in Orcas Island, Washington. This 3,000-square-foot retreat residence is located on a 26-acre site composed of a mature Douglas fir and Pacific madrone forest, with occasional rocky clearings and several small ponds. The clients sought a home that minimized site impacts, that utilized their favorite materials (wood and concrete), and that connected them intimately with the land and the view. Photography: Sean Airhart, Benjamin Benschneider.
Useless Bay Beach House is a project designed by Stuart Silk Architects. This beautiful, south facing, ten-acre site on Useless Bay sits at the southern end of Whidbey Island. The clients wanted a home to accommodate large groups of friends and family—a place in which to celebrate weekend gatherings over food and shared time together. Photography by Benjamin Benschneider.
The Ridge House designed by Sparks Architects is situated on the western edge of a 25 acre property on the Blackall Range near Montville, QLD. A north / south ridge line with commanding views over the property to the north and east and the Baroon Pocket Dam to the west was selected for siting the building. This acknowledgment of context and topography was ultimately pursued in the planning of the building and the orientation of internal spaces. Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones