Mezze Residence #2 designed by Esteban Najas is part of a set of four private houses located in Quito, Ecuador, on the Tumbaco Valley, on the northwestern foothills of the Ilaló inactive Volcano. The preexistence of many avocado and lemon trees on the site, and the direct views of the volcano where the precursors of many design decisions which had to be weaved with the owners requirements to have a house that required to have seemingly opposite qualities of privacy and transparency. Photography by BICUBIK.
Recently delivered by the construction company, this apartment was unfinished and had very little circulation when the architect Suellen Figueiredo took over the renovation: her main challenge was to create spacious and comfortable environments in a very small space, while still thinking about aesthetics and, besides of all, at the best cost benefit, as the budget was limited. Photography by Luiz Franco.
This project designed by Liang Architecture Studio is the transformation of a residence. Based on architectural thinking, the interior design enriches the layering of space by integrating interpenetrating surfaces, and realizes symbiosis between people and space in a free and balanced atmosphere. Photography by Wang Ting and Ye Song.
When a young couple approached Heliotrope Architects and asked them to design a home with an art studio inside, all parties sat around the table contributing ideas – some atypical. The couple, an artist and an engineer, listed several additional criteria for their new home: a contemporary style, but not out of place with the rest of the Capitol Hill neighborhood; a visual connection to the street balanced with privacy; a strong relationship between the interior and exterior; lots of natural light; an interior with an art-gallery-feel to accommodate their growing art collection; and a separate guest wing. Photography by Benjamin Benschneider.
This project is signed by architect Stephanie Esposito, from Studio 19 Arquitetura. A young bachelor who wanted an unusual apartment, with color and mixture of styles, from retro to futuristic. Photography by Julia Herman Photos.
The Little House designed by mwworks is nestled into a lush second growth forest on a north facing bluff overlooking Hood Canal with distant views to Dabob Bay. Designed to repurpose an existing foundation, the new building is just over 20 feet square. Photography by Andrew Pogue
The intervention designed by Aquiles Jarrín was carried out in a modern apartment of the 70s, located right in the Historical Center of Quito. More than two decades ago the Historical Center has been transformed regarding habitation and use of space, being now immersed in a process of residential desertification. Photography by JAG studio.