Leytonstone House is a project designed by Bradley Van Der Straeten. A refurbishment and extension of a family home in Leytonstone. The existing long narrow kitchen has been radically transformed by partially extending out to the side to create a new dining space and widen views onto the garden. A rich palette of colour and materials have been used throughout the home that include a yellow lounge, a terrazzo showroom and a family bathroom with palm print wallpaper. Photography by Bradley Van Der Straeten.
Aranya designed by Openideas is a project driven by being close to nature, not in her refined, cultured form but more as an organic presence. The ultimate objective was to create a structure that would age gracefully and subsequently become a part of the landscape. Photography by Fabien Charuau.
Beginning with an outdated 1962 split-level beachfront house, the challenge for this remodel involved the transformation and recycling of the original 1960s split-level house into a home that’s connected to its location. “The rural, agrarian structures of Lopez Island served as inspiration for the design,” notes Jim Graham. “We wanted to create something that meshed with the landscape, and that felt like a cabin.” Photography: Benjamin Benschneider.
This apartment designed for a couple who lives alone, was actually designed for the whole family. Parents of four adult daughters, the owners’ request for the architect is that all social areas be integrated and wide so that the whole family could interact during lunches and festive moments. A large sofa, a dining table with several seats, and a space for day-to-day meals, this was the wish of the clients who were executed on the project by the architect Érica Salguero.
Hangzhou is city awash with a vigorous living atmosphere, which is generated by every household in it. In turn, the city provides a livable environment for every family to live a peaceful life. The project is a show flat of a property development located near the south bank of Qiantang River in Hangzhou, China. Taking life as the core and city as the theme, GFD created a modern, elegant and intimate living space, a home that integrates with the city. Photography by YUJI Studio.
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.