The challenge for this 7,500 square foot home on a two acre, waterfront lot in North Haven was to create a design that would take full advantage of the views across Sag Harbor to the southeast, while drawing late day sun through the house and onto multiple outdoor entertaining spaces as long as possible. Blaze Makoid Architecture achieved this by creating a glass cube at the center of the home that serves as the living room and affords views from the driveway straight through to the bay. For a low-maintenance exterior, Makoid used teak as a soft, but durable material that ages well and creates a casual, beachy look. He selected limestone with a matte powdered finish, rather than a veined look. The limestone was sliced and laminated repeatedly, allowing for a flexible material which exceeds the area’s hurricane codes.
Brasilia is a modernist city that is often compared to an open-air museum of Oscar Niemeyer’s works. It is in this context that Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura operates and where the architect Clay Rodrigues creates an art gallery in an old hospital building.
This villa is a project designed by ARX Architect Studio Hungary was built around the centenary, early 1900’s, located in the most elegant hill-side of Buda. The 2000 sqm building site with its colorful native forest can easily hides the 3 storey home.
DFN Duplex is a project designed by PLUS ULTRA studio. An old janitos’s lodge and a first-floor flat in a building from the Thirties converted in a duplex with garden. The new flat, with nordic influence, consists of pure volumes characterised by oak wood and white surfaces in contrast with some elements with a graphic character such as the steel stair and the kitchen’s tile floors. Photography by Alberto Canepa.
One year after purchasing Old Orchard, a 10,000 square foot modern spec house, the homeowners brought on Blaze Makoid Architecture (BMA) to give the residence a complete redo. The original structure was configured as a linear, single story, glass and metal box with grade carved down to basement level at both ends. This provided below-grade access to a garage at one end and a small courtyard for two lower level bedrooms at the other.
m2project design in 2016 the interior of an apartment of 56 square meters with ceiling height 3.15 m, two rooms, two bathrooms, balcony in the late Stalinist house of 1958 in Moscow. Photography by Melekestseva Olga
Bayview Apartment is a project designed by Anton Kouzmin Architecture. This two bedroom apartment is located in a mid-1960s block in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. The rectangular plan is defined by full height glazing to all rooms, with expansive views over Rushcutters Bay. The concept involved rejuvenating a tired apartment by creating a large and light-filled open plan living space.
CCS apartment is a project designed by PLUS ULTRA studio. Few demolitions and new finishes changed of an 80 sqm apartment at the first floor of a building in Milan, saving as much as possible costs and time. Photography by Alberto Canepa.
“The luxury, though amply apparent, is in understated style. It is articulated mainly through the use of high end finishes and fittings. Walls and panels are finished with veneers, laser cut wall-papers besides paint and the flooring is of Italian marble throughout the house.