Villa Emma designed by Mario Mazzer Architects melts the rigour of a “Stazzu”, the local rural buildings, with the modern house principles of open floor plans and connection between outdoor and indoor spaces. It recalls the Sardinian rural house both in the simple rectangular shape with pitched roof and the interior distribution with bedrooms on the longest side. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi
Cheetah Plains, a new luxury Game Lodge designed by ARRCC with décor by OKHA in the Sabi Sand South Africa, has been longlisted for the prestigious 2019 Dezeen Awards in the Hotel and Short Stay category.
Villa Saachi designed by Saachi has a steel bridge that divides 2 living volumes. The bottom section, encompasses a 500 year old frangipani tree and comprises the entire social area and cinema while the upper section enfolds the suites. With a panoramic view of rice fields, the combination of textured concrete walls, polished cement floors, and aluminum glass sliding doors make Villa Saachi an architectural masterpiece.
Oak Hill Modern #2 is the second in a series of modern home ranch conversions designed and built by rootARCH, The first in the series was a private residence for the Architect located close by on a neighboring block. Photography by Garret Buell
Villa Cinquecento is a project designed by Napur Architects. In its lifetime, Villa Cinquecento has been through the hands of three different owners and went through many visions of transformation by various architects – a situation which is difficult to handle on its own when tackling a new design challenge. Therefore, when Napur Architects were tasked to redesign the multi-residential building, it was inevitable throughout the whole process that the participating architects and the new customers would need to collaborate through open, transparent communication to achieve a high-quality result. Photography by Tamás Bujnovszky
A casual holiday home along the Australian coast by Architecture Saville Isaacs. A place where extended family and friends from afar can gather to create new memories. Robust enough for hordes of children, yet with an element of luxury for the adults.
Referencing the unique position between sea and the Australian bush, by means of textures, textiles, materials, colours and smells, to evoke a timeless connection to place, intrinsic to the memories of family holidays. Photography by Kata Bayer
House in Sotogrande is a project designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, located in front of the Sotogrande’s golf course, the house proposes to inhabit the shade generated between the ground floor plan and the roof. A large cantilever allows to stop the intense sun of Cádiz and to protect from the abundant rains of the area of the Sierra de Grazalema.
Deep inside there is a wooden body that gives privacy to the rooms and provides the desired warmth. Thus, four limits appear: the plane, the shadow, the glass that allows the interior to be climatized, and finally, the wood one.