Four & Four House is a project designed by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses. Situated on a steep waterfront lot flanked by suburban context, the Four & Four House knits together the client’s affinity for mid-century, post-and-beam construction with contemporary adaptations. Photography by Andrew Latreille.
Thornhill is a project designed by Bradley Van Der Straeten. A respectfully modernized Grade II listed terrace in Islington, that provides its owners a quiet and secluded retreat. Our clients had been recommended to us by a previous client of ours and were looking for an architect to help them transform their beautiful Grade II listed property in Islington. Photography by French + Tye.
Scarcliffe Cottage is a project designed by Altius Group of Companies. Like all of Altius’ waterfront projects, the design team strived to have the dominant elevations settle quietly into the surrounding landscape. This cottage was built on terraced foundations clad in granite that appear to grow out of the natural shoreline. Two types of siding were used, locally sourced Shou Sugi Ban burnt wood siding and a wine-red phenolic panel. The combination of grey granite, carbon black siding, and deep burgundy, which subtly compliments the green pines, makes the cottage the least visually prominent on the shoreline, despite having the most prominent siting. From a distance, it camouflages itself into the shoreline. Photography by John Doe.
A linear 485m² penthouse in Leblon, a noble discrict of Rio de Janeiro’s southern zone, with a 360°panorama view. An architecture and decoration project signed by Magarão+Lindenberg Arquitetura. This was Maurício Magarão and Alice Lindenberg’s starting point to develop a daring project that redistributed spaces, made structural changes and sought solutions that could give amplitude and luminosity to all rooms so that the apartment could meet the needs of a young couple with two little girls. Photography by Juliano Colodeti.
Cônego Apartment is a project designed by Espacial Arquitetos. With the desire to integrate living room and kitchen, a suite with plenty of useful space and a balcony with barbecue to enjoy relaxing moments, they were inspired by New York lofts and brought a lot of urban design, bringing the city into the 180m² apartment on Cônego Eugênio Leite street, in Pinheiros, São Paulo. Seeking practical and intelligent solutions, the partners made the most of all the space and the existing building system. Photography by Maura Mello.
The Empty House is a project designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. Located on the main street of a town near Valencia, the house is part of a fragment of 20th century history.
The existing façade and building footprint are protected, but the volume exceeds the needs of the new project. Faced with this situation, it is proposed to empty the interior space in ruins and show it in an innovative way. From the outside, the façade maintains its character, without modifying the street, which becomes a kind of scenery from another era. The tone of this old façade is unified with an antelope gray treatment that goes completely unnoticed. Photography by Fernando Guerra.
Decisive and peremptory lines silhouette geometric volumes, define sharp proportions, and give the project an aura of elegant rationality. Built from scratch in a markedly contemporary style, without concessions to stereotypes or superfluous “special effects”, but rather in harmony with the idea of new minimalism that characterises the ethos of ZDA, Casa Loti expresses and interprets an experience of living that is paradigmatic in this sense: great importance has been given to the role of light, amplified by the use of large windows and sharp angles. Photography by Matteo Sturla.
Alambique House is a project designed by Najas Arquitectos. Nestled between the Chiche and Guambí rivers in the Puembo region near Quito lies “El Alambique” – a house that’s as stunning as it is functional. The site’s sloped conditions posed a unique challenge: how to create a 70% first-floor program while preserving a flat internal garden that fluidly connected to indoor and outdoor activities. Photography by Sebastian Crespo.
Casa Pátio by ARQUEA ARQUITETOS. Located within a residential condominium in the metropolitan region of Curitiba, this 250-square-meter residence was carefully crafted to create an integrated and easy-to-navigate space. Despite the proximity to neighboring homes, the property on a hilltop offers stunning views. In addition, the spacious lot allowed the entire program to be located on a single floor, a crucial design element. Photography by Federico Cairoli.