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.
Vodka Palace is a project designed by MARCUS BROWNE architect. Hidden in an affluent coastal suburb is ‘Vodka Palace’ a luxurious concrete cave, tempered with natural timber finishes and primed for premium culinary, audio and visual pleasure. It is the result of a very strong collaborative process between client, architect, builder, sub-consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers. Photography by Dion Robeson.
Rue Adriane is a project designed by dasMOD. A brand new, single-story gem, consciously crafted for function and livability with a focus on architectural details located at 2314 Rue Adriane in La Jolla. Rue Adriane offers a sophisticated, highly curated new century modern white-water ocean view dwelling. Photography by Sam Chen.
Kloof 145 is a project designed by SAOTA. Accessed from Kloof Road, which winds along the western slopes of Lion’s Head, this site is positioned in the wind-protected suburb of Clifton. Years before any development was introduced, this slope was conceivably covered by indigenous forest and fynbos. Today, however, the area is developed and enjoys spectacular views over the sandy beaches, boulder outcrops, and Twelve Apostles mountains towards the south and sunset views over the Atlantic Ocean. Photography by Adam Letch
The Brace house designed by Finnis Architects was a process of retaining and celebrating the existing architectural language of a double fronted Victorian terrace whilst transforming the remainder of the dwelling into an adaptable, contemporary, modern family home. Photography by Tom Roe Photography.