Villa Black is a project designed by NAPUR Architects. The villa was built on one of the most beautiful locations of Budaliget. The flat site is located on a former airport field, in the exact center of the area, which previously functioned as the airport runway. The lot was completely empty – looking at it in its natural state one gets to see picturesque views with beautiful large trees all over the location. The area is ideally lit by the sun and it’s completely protected from the wind. Photography by Tamás Bujnovszky.
This family summer house in Saint Tropez, France designed by SAOTA, is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Mediterranean Riviera architecture. Free from the constraints of the historical vernacular, the project became an opportunity to advance the expression of form, space, and lifestyle associated with the location. Photography by Adam Letch
Sea Front Villa designed by by ARQ TAILOR’S gets its name by being a unique front line luxury property overlooking the sea. It’s located in Quinta da Marinha, a well-known selected resort in the Estoril – Cascais area, considered the Portuguese Riviera for its lovely dune extended beaches, ancient enchanting palaces and refined lifestyle. Photography by Ricardo Oliveira Alves
Laying in a plot of land of 3.050 m2 and built area of 1.068 m2, this twelve room family house was intended to be a showcase for elegant, contemporary architecture and design.
In order to fullfill this expectation, the project would respect the amazing beauty of the sea view and nature surroundings, by using pure, well framed lines, big volume of fenestration and glass, as special feature.
To serve this indoor- outdoor dialectic purpose, we have specifically elaborated extra slim window frames, of almost non-existent expression, to allow huge spans of glass instead of walls but with a dilution in the space that usually frames don’t have.
Also, materials and finishes were sourced from around the world and selected for their quality as for beauty, rarity and sustainability. Warm woods cover the floor, ceilings and wardrobes, unifying and enlarging the rooms while adding a peaceful, natural quality to living spaces.
All sanitary facilities were covered with marble coming from chosen stone blocks (including a Thasssos block) of which all sections were previously defined, then cut and executed to measure, customizing each bathroom.
Some other options and extras reinforce the projects differential aspect, like extended ceiling height or floor-to-ceiling door. Other example is the bathroom equipment with high performance shower and extra-large tubs, stunning range of chrome and nickel bathroom fittings.
Furthermore, the villa contains simple life enhancing technology for people who are not technically aware, yet want to enjoy the benefits of modern live. For instance, light and temperature are balanced by detectors that help ensure the property is constantly comfortable. Light levels, inside and outside the property, are controlled and all the window blinds are automatically corrected, to prevent sunlight damage to decoration and furniture. Also, certain windows are opened or closed, to maintain ventilation and keep the villa cool with minimal environment impact.
The ground floor features the dining room, living room, one toilet, three bedroom, one suite, an office, a fantastic inner garden and a large and modern kitchen with an island. All oriented towards the sea and outdoor deck to provide a true sense of seamless indoor-outdoor living.
A further two bedroom, two bedroom suites, including the fantastic master suite with a generous sized dressing room, are found on the second floor, along with a private terrace over the Atlantic ocean.
Last but not least, there’s the basement, a natural light area that houses an indoor pool & spa, home cinema, guest apartment with two service bedroom, garage and storage facilities.
Arq Tailor’s is glad to have helped create a singular contemporary design house, refined materials based and attentive to environmental issues.
The outdoor project of this existing house designed by Zupelli Design Architettura focuses on the new swimming pool, consisting of a sunbathing pool grafted onto the main one, both rectangular in shape but of different sizes. The staircase leading to the pool is located inside the sunbathing area, thus allowing you to take full advantage of the size of the main pool. The pools are framed by an overflow edge of the “slit” type, made externally of raw light Travertino. This material has been used for all the external paving, giving continuity and coherence to the whole intervention.
Rancho San Lucas, a luxury private resort community in Cabo Sal Lucas, is one of Mexico’s premiere destinations for high-end tourism and a big draw for travelers and second home buyers. The property features the luxurious Norman Estates, developed by hall-of-fame golfer and entrepreneur Greg Norman.
The Tannum Sands Beach House, designed by Sarah Waller Architecture, is the enviable forever home of a recently retired couple in the small coastal town of Tannum Sands on the Central East Coast of Queensland. The absolute beachfront site allows the owners to enjoy a distinctly coastal lifestyle and grounds the modern house within a natural setting. Photography by Photopia Studio
VILLA LC is a project designed by DFG Architetti in 2019 and is located in Ragusa. An architecture that arises from the archetype of the house, the pitched roof, as we would have drawn from small, that goes down to the ground and generates a scenographic entrance, which embraces the guests, to culminate in a body of water in which one reflects a reverse world. Photography by Marcello Bocchieri.