Santo Tirso House is a project designed by Hous3. From the road you can see the house, on a small hill, with a dark silhouette in sharp contrast to its natural environment, offering a wide view over Santo Tirso. Its simple lines are the reinterpretation of the stereotype of the traditional Portuguese house, gable roof. Photography by Ivo Tavares Studio.
Casa em St Tirso do atelier de arquitectura Hous3 e com fotografias do fotógrafo Ivo Tavares studio
Sepidar House is a project designed by Saffar Studio. The appearance of small-scale architectural projects on land with low proportions becomes an attractive challenge, creates a different visual view with other buildings in the city, which leads to a unique feeling in the environment and the surrounding area.
The Three Angle House has been designed by Megowan Architectural specifically to make the most of the three stunning views offered on this site in Mount Martha. Architect Christopher Megowan, Director of Megowan Architectural, was engaged to work on the project. He explained the moment he first visited the site “I stood on my car and turned around and I was blown away. It’s one thing to have one view on a site but three uniquely stunning and different views. To the north, you can see Mornington and Port Phillip Bay, the greenery of Mount Martha Reserve and Point Nepean to the west and to the northwest the Melbourne CBD on the horizon. The decision to build the house around these views was instantaneous and the agreement was in unison with the clients”. Photography by Anthony Richardson
Beiriz House is a project designed by Raulino Silva. The allotment of Violantas was designed along a street with lots on both sides and is located in the parish of Beiriz. The surrounding area has fields for cultivating corn and grass, but to the west in the distance you can already see the “towers” of the city, in Póvoa de Varzim. Photography by João Morgado.
Bellfield is a project designed by Robbie Walker. In an unexpected suburb of Melbourne, a series of three townhouses have completely revitalised what was a difficult site through a clever and progressive design that stands boldly in the streetscape. Designed and built by Robbie J Walker, this urban infill project shows what is possible when creativity comes together with determination, having taken close to a year for council approvals. The resulting outcome could even be used as a blueprint for the future of Melbourne’s suburbs. Photography by Anthony Richardson.
Slab House project came into existence in the suburbs of Poznań on one of many hills surrounding the city. It was not an easy task – architects from mode:lina™ had to inscribe the building’s form into all too steep hill’s slope. As it turned out, the solution was, unexpectedly, childishly easy – recreate LEGO, it’s idea and turn it into reality. Photography by Patryk Lewiński
Albatross Avenue is a project designed by Studio Workshop. 8 Albatross is a three-storey pair of beach residences with an east-facing aspect toward the pacific ocean, situated along a narrow, busy thoroughfare. An array of vertical fins is deployed to serve multiple functions including sun-shading, privacy, curation of views, and to modulate the scale of the overall form. Photo by Andy MacPherson.
House in Costa Brava is a project designed by Dom Arquitectura. The south-facing plot is located in Montrás, with a slight slope towards the bottom of the site. The house is placed in the upper part of the land leaving most of the space at the front, where the pool and outdoor spaces are located. The main idea was to connect the interior spaces of the house with the outside, open the rooms to the garden and visually communicate the interior with the surrounding nature. Photography by Jordi Anguera.
Private dwelling house is a project designed by CHADO Architectural studio. A house for a family of four people uses the idea of a contrast between a monumental “shell” – and a transparent, filled with light and air “inside”. Squat forms of reinforced concrete are coated with bricks and stones, and panoramic glazing opens a view to the interior, which becomes a full-fledged element of the architecture. The symmetry of the building is dynamically emphasized by the pipe of a two-sided fireplace, which runs straight through the center of the facade.
McCulley Design Lab is based in San Diego and they’ve recently finished a down-to-the-studs renovation of this post-and-beam in Solana Beach. The new home invites its native Torrey pines into view from every room, including the master bathroom, while other changes bring this midcentury home back to its architectural roots, such as the stunning new pool area.