House of the sun is a project designed by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos. We have always been fascinated by the work of Andreu Alfaro “The door of the Universe” made in 1983. A circle rotated and suspended over a square. For some years it was located at the door of our studio, and it was surprising its ability to make us think, place ourselves at the base when the day ended and consider that we were indeed facing a threshold that opened the door to infinite space.
Pavilions is a project designed by Sparks Architects. Dividing the plan into two ‘pavilions’ linked by a generous breezeway space enables natural light and ventilation into the south, as well as north, parts of the house. This also provides a simple circulation area between the various rooms, and levels. Living areas are on the upper floor which enjoys views over the dunes to the ocean; the bedrooms and library are located on the more private and protected ground floor which is tucked in behind the dunal vegetation. Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones.
Slim House is a project designed by Matt Fajkus Architecture. Situated within a one-acre lot in Austin’s Tarry Trail neighborhood, the back yard of this existing 1933-vintage historical house was underutilized. The owners felt that the main drawbacks of the existing back yard were a general disconnection between each outdoor area and a general lack of relationship to the house proper. Therefore, the primary goal of the redesign was a scheme that would promote the use of the outdoor zones, with the pool as a centerpiece. Photography by Charles Davis Smith
Valley House is a project designed by Sparks Architects. The dramatic topography, bush setting of the Obi Obi Valley and Kondalilla Falls; and diverse climatic conditions of the hinterland were the driving forces for this design. Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones.
The project of “Casa Ora” designed by ZDA Zupelli Design Architettura was born from the intersection of two linear volumes that, following the directions of the area, define the particular angular shape of the house. The two volumes accommodate the sleeping area and the open-space living area, delimiting the outdoor area of the garden, creating a continuous view of the pool area. Thanks to the presence of large windows on this side, the visual limit between inside and outside is eliminated, flooding the various rooms of the house with natural light.
OKHA created statement pieces for new luxury safari lodge, Cheetah Plains, which is set in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. They worked in close collaboration with ARRCC (the architects and interior designers) and architect, Stefan Antoni of SAOTA. Photography by Photo: Adam Letch.
Guia House is a project designed by Contacto Atlântico. This project took place in one Guia Casa-Mãe in Cascais. The house, developed mostly on the ground floor on a vast plot of land, was characterized by the rustic and simple architecture of the small houses of Cascais of the 20th century. This intervention was done in all divisions of the house as well as in the outdoor spaces. Photography by Contacto Atlântico.
The Pavilion is a project designed by Feldman Architecture. “When our clients purchased a stunning lot nestled among the hills above San Jose, they dreamed of an equally stunning structure that sat lightly on the dramatic hill slope. The original building had burned down some years before, leaving behind its foundation and an unnaturally flat plot cut into the hillside. Photography by Joe Fletcher