Areia House designed by Raulino Silva is located in Árvore, in an urban allotment very close to the beach of Areia, Vila do Conde. The urban allotment’s license allows the construction of a basement and two floors for a single-family housing, and also an annex for car parking. Photography by João Morgado
Thunderbird Heights Residence is a project designed by Stuart Silk Architects and is located in Rancho Mirage, California. Originally built in the 1960s, the challenge for this project was how to update a mid-century modern house without sacrificing its charm. Situated on a 1.3-acre site perched on a plateau above Coachella Valley, the rugged, inhospitable Santa Rosa Mountains rise immediately from the back yard; bighorn sheep can often be seen wandering on the rocks above. The 6,357-square-foot house sits roughly in the middle of the property; entry is off the driveway and through a private courtyard. Photography by David Papazian
Twosome House designed by Atelier RZLBD is a two-storey, 540-square-metre Etobicoke home designed for a family of five. Following in the tradition of Louis I. Kahn, floor plans are defined by precise regulating lines. Two axes divide the property into distinct zones, with rooms plotted according to their program. This organization of “public/private” & “servant/served” spaces establishes a clear sense of order throughout the home. Photography by Borzu Talaie.
This project designed by Frari intends to refurbish a single-family house, severely affected by pathologies resulting from defective construction options.
In addition of trying to correct the existing pathologies, we also intend to rectify the dysfunctions of spatial organization. Besides, the ambition of the project is to rehabilitate the dwelling to give it new habitability conditions, and to ensure that it becomes more versatile and with better construction details. Photography by Ivo Tavares Studio
reabilitação de moradia unifamiliar em Albergaria do atelier de arquitetura Frari com fotografia de arquitetura Ivo Tavares Studio
The project of the architect Léo Shehtman was thought from the beginning looking for the comfort of the family – father, mother and a son, who is a family that seeks to live in style, with the comfort of a 5 star hotel. The main idea came from modern inspirations, integrated with the luxury and sophistication of pieces by renowned designers all over the world. Photography by Demian Golovaty.
Some people say “If the West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou City, the Grand Canal is definitely the essence.” Comparing to the alluring and famous West Lake, the Grand Canal that flows quietly for ages seems more representative of the locals’ daily life.
Drawn to this historic Italianate residence, a landmark in Capitol Hill’s Harvard-Belmont Historical District, the new owners knew they needed a design firm that would respect the home’s historic exterior yet bring a modern sensibility to the interiors, which had long ago been compromised through a series of ill-conceived remodels. Photography: Andrew Giammarco