When Grace and Fernando Ferreira walked into the meeting rooms of Collins Pennington Architects to meet with director Andrew Collins, their first sentence was this: we have champagne taste on a tap-water budget. A far cry from the opening statement architects dream of, Andrew and the team took it in stride – recognising in the couple an eye for the clean, timeless architecture the firm are known for. Photography by Stefan Postles.
Bay Tropical Residence is a project designed by SDH Studio Architecture + Design. Nestled on a lush corner lot in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida this home was designed for a family that enjoys outdoor living and the intimacy of family life, but at the same time loves to entertain. Photography by Libertad Rodriguez.
Hidden Hills Retreat is a project designed by Condon Scott Architects. A rugged backdrop of kanuka forms a striking contrast with this contemporary home, located at the base of Wanaka’s Mount Iron. Photography by Simon Larkin.
77 Residence is a project designed by SDH Studio Architects. New, modern residences are replacing older houses everywhere you look in South Florida. The sunny state is experiencing a wonderful transformation, especially in the eastern parts. New construction in the eastern neighborhoods of South Florida commands the highest prices.
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Beginning with an outdated 1962 split-level beachfront house, the challenge for this remodel involved the transformation and recycling of the original 1960s split-level house into a home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.
As the age-old adage goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In South Tyrol, Saltaus, Apfelhotel’s young new generation of owners are breaking new ground while staying true to their traditional roots. noa*’s novel design and architecture evokes the vintage charm of this historical hotel while creating an oasis for the senses and shared moments. Photography by Alex Filz
Allum Lane is a project designed by Square Feet Architects. New build house conceived to cater for multi-generational extended family living. The house is based on a cruciform plan with primary, secondary and circulation spaces informally defined in space and structure. The exterior uses a traditional contextual material – brick – in a modern, sculptural form together with expansive areas of glass bringing great light and views onto the re-landscaped rear garden. Photography by Rick McCullagh
Useless Bay Beach House is a project designed by Stuart Silk Architects. This beautiful, south facing, ten-acre site on Useless Bay sits at the southern end of Whidbey Island. The clients wanted a home to accommodate large groups of friends and family—a place in which to celebrate weekend gatherings over food and shared time together. Photography by Benjamin Benschneider.