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.
The Alto de Pinheiros house program designed by AMZ Arquitetos spreads along the ground level taking good advantage of its site. With an L-shaped plan, covered by a large marquee, it encompasses 3 courtyards ensuring the presence of nature in all major spaces of the house. In the second floor, are located the service rooms and the gym. Photography by Maíra Acayaba
OKHA’s latest interior project, Clifton 301, is a seasonal two-bedroom apartment in a sophisticated contemporary complex designed by SAOTA. Flanked on either side by Table Mountain’s legendary Twelve Apostles, it looks out over breath-taking panoramic views of the Cape Atlantic Ocean and is in equal parts luxurious getaway, relaxed coastal retreat and entertainer’s dream. Photography by Niel Vosloo, Adam Letch, Peter Bruyns, Melissa de Freitas.
Villa “Cabo Negro 2” was designed by Cap Realty & Archgues and built in 2019 . This private house with 2 rectangular blocks was planned with a triple objective:
1. Marry the shape of the mountain
2. Penetrating lights and sea reflect whatever the angle of view
3. Feel the emotion of the existing nature
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
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.
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
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.