Ideally located in the district of Prince Orange, at the edge of the Sonian Forest, magnificent contemporary style property of about 1,100 m² (11,836 ft²), built by the Durce office on a plot of 25 acres.
Cubism is honoured with its windows opening onto terraces, patios and water features. The sleek architectural style of the house makes sense in the choice of materials with elegant lines.
The reception area is composed of several lounges, open fireplace, a dining room connected to a functional “open bar” kitchen itself opening onto a large terrace on the waterfront.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 30 June, 2014
This beautiful addition for a home located in Pacific Palisades, CA of a master suite, master bath, along with new mill-work and refinished surfaces throughout, serve to reinforce the original ideas present in this 1950s Richard Neutra house. A new hillside pool also serves to strengthen the aesthetic of this already spectacular house and complete the original design as intended by Neutra.
Architects : Montalba Architects, Inc
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 26 June, 2014
Saint-Tropez-based architect Vincent Coste has completed a residential property positioned on a steep incline in the south of France. Composed as a series of offset volumes, the house cascades down the cliff face offering panoramic sea views.
Two floors of living accommodation are oriented around a large terrace that features a generously proportioned infinity edge pool. a large wooden louvered structure serves as a sunscreen, creating a sequence of outdoor areas adjacent to the home. At ground level, the division between internal and external space is blurred through floor-to-ceiling glazing, designed to encourage outdoor living. One bedroom is positioned at ground floor level, while the remaining four bedrooms are located at the upper storey.
photos by ©Christophe Rouffio
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 25 June, 2014
Casa Spodsbjerg is a family summer home on a rocky beach in Denmark designed by Arkitema Architects. Completed in 2010 by Arkitema Architects, this house is designed to take advantage of the views and characteristics of its site. The structure is composed of two staggered volumes on a concrete foundation. One volume houses the living rooms while the other holds the bedrooms and bathrooms. The living room utilizes floor to ceiling windows to achieve an unbroken view of the sea and beach. The bedrooms are on the second story and are more shielded, allowing for a quiet and peaceful place to rest. Casa Spodsbjerg uses a limited number of materials in its design. Concrete is used for the base and internal forms, the floors are a light hardwood, and the ceilings covered with a warm, slatted wood.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 24 June, 2014
Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem renovated the top floor of an apartment building in Tel Aviv, creating an open-plan living space that makes the most of the view.
This unconventional design by Pitsou Kedem blurs the borders between private space and outdoor space. In a new building, in the old north of Tel Aviv, a unique penthouse covering an entire floor of some 600 square meters, is open and transparent in four directions.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 23 June, 2014
Chic grey colour scheme 2,500 sq ft apartment designed by COMODO Interior & Furniture Design for a young sport lover located in Tai Wai, Hong Kong, China.
‘Strong and Powerful’ in the 80s is equivalent to European glamorous gilding décor and marble flooring. We have a different interpretation welcoming the young and powerful owner of this apartment with the use of colors and allocation of furniture and fixtures. Design focus on the three revolving partitions that separate the training room from the dining area. It is inspired by the rotating wheels of the owner’s favorite bicycle.(via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 20 June, 2014
If it wasn’t for the parameters of the site, the client would have been happy with an exact replica of the Bali house. The proposal however, still strongly references this tropical moderne with it’s orientation wrapping around the pool.
Since the beginning of the project, the grand entry foyer was planned to have self-supportive sculptural stairs to the west, whilst a lift and symmetrically balanced powder room sit opposite. A passage way orientated on a water feature beyond, leads past formal lounge / dining spaces towards the living, kitchen and meal areas. The attached courtyard provides early morning sun and cross ventilation.
Upstairs accommodation includes 3 bedrooms all with W.I.R./ ensuites and large well shaded segmented balconies. The balconies as with many other inner suburban spaces are screened with fixed louvres which allow the occupants to look into their own pool area below without overlooking the neighbour’s garden. These also prevent late afternoon sun.
The basement houses 3 car spaces, rumpus room, cinema and bar / cellar with a window from the bar into the pool below the waterline.
Architects: Martin Friedrich Architects
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 17 June, 2014