Compluvium House is a project designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos and is located in Madrid, Spain. The Greeks, as well as the Etruscans and the Romans used compluvium in aristocratic dwellings to lead rainwater to the impluvium. This opening, which was made in the center of the domus, was initially used to vent the smoke from the fires made in the homes. Over time, this aperture kept growing in proportion favoring the lighting, the ventilation of the rooms and the collection of water that was carried out in the impluvium.
Liberty style house is a project designed by Sofia Bertoldi and is located in Verona, Italy. An early twentieth century building, close to the historical city center of Verona, was completely restored; the facade but also the interior was completely renewed, due to years of neglect and decay. Photography by Marco Totè
Historic Queen Anne Reimagined for Modern Times by John Lum Architecture. Lined along a row of Victorians and Edwardians, this San Francisco family of four, reimagined their Queen Anne for modern times. After living there for more than two years, they hired John Lum Architecture to transform their abode into a light-filled, functional space. Working closely with interior designer Amanda Teal and the owners, the team embarked on an extensive remodel and addition, adding square footage and rearranging the floor plan to meet the family’s 21st century needs. Photography by John Merkl
A Woodwork Enthusiast’s Home is a project designed by ZMY Design. The overall space is characterized by concise and simplistic design languages. Not restricted by styles or labels, the design rethinks what home means for us. It’s a physically static place where the occupants can totally relax, and also a spiritual space which touches and accommodates the mind. Photography by Wu Yongchang.
Euclid Residence is a project designed by Ancerl Studio. Located only steps away from the lively restaurants and eclectic shops of Toronto’s sought-after Little Italy, Euclid Residence is a prime example of cityscape and neighbourhood preservations through the understated transformation of a modest dwelling into a one-of-a-kind luxury home. Photography by Maxime Bocken.
Areia House designed by Raulino Silva is located in Árvore, in an urban allotment very close to the beach of Areia, Vila do Conde. The urban allotment’s license allows the construction of a basement and two floors for a single-family housing, and also an annex for car parking. Photography by João Morgado
Eastwood Residence is a project designed by Searl Lamaster Howe Architects. The defining characteristic of this house is its contextual responsiveness. While contemporary in expression, it relates to its location in Chicago’s leafy Lincoln Square neighborhood. in a number of ways. Its scale aligns with the surrounding century-old houses. The generous front porch repeats a common detail of the block and serves as a spot to hangout and socialize with neighbors. The exterior’s board and batten siding was inspired by the wood cladding of other frame houses in the district. Photography by Cynthia Lynn and Tony Soluri.
Facing Fuchun River and backed by Huang Gongwang forest park, Greentown · Rose Garden designed by GFD draws on Oriental philosophy of naturalness and coexistence, and provides a courtyard residence that features a Chinese-style aesthetic as well as a secluded lifestyle.
Long Brick House is a project designed by Bradley Van Der Straeten. Beautiful long grey bricks clad the double-story extension to this property near the Chilterns in Seer Green. The extension forms a new volume externally while merging old and new spaces internally. Photography by French & Tye