The Double High house is an elegant and efficient re-interpretation of the typical suburban site plan. The slender form is positioned against the long north edge of the site in order to maximize the solar exposure to the south. A 22 foot south facing sliding door system connects the main living space with the wooden deck and landscape, blurring the line between interior and exterior. The floorplan is a connected flow of open and overlapping spaces. In addition to the […]

The Villa a Como project was completed by the Milan based architects Studio Marco Piva. This 5,630 square foot contemporary home has been completely remodelled, the property enjoys stunning views over Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy. The concept design was developed thinking of a contemporary style and seeking for alternatives to guarantee that the project is developed according to client’s requests and objectives of a villa with and opulent atmosphere, comfort, tranquility. The aim of the design is the harmonization […]

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In the center of the historic “Fiera Milano” district, overlooking the new public park in the Milan’s CityLife development, Studio Marco Piva has completed the interiors of a private residential apartment. The entrance, featuring a custom-made backlit plasterboard wall, leads to the large living area. Designed by Marco Piva, the plasterboard has been studied as opposed to the window, an artificial back-lit in contrast with a natural light source. The living area, very spacious and with access to both terraces, […]

Tree grates are usually used to help trees and any of various shrubs, bushes, and plants integrate into the urban cityscape. Some of them are spotted on, the collection below presents 30 ideas of tree grates design that provide space for the roots while allowing normal pedestrian traffic over the planting area. As you can easily notice, they are available in a variety of designs, shapes and sizes: from rectangular patterns to abstract combinations of lines and circles. Organic arrangements that look like vegetal networks or Lufa sponges […]

Who does not love the eclectic style? You can combine ancient porcelain, modern paintings, leather armchairs and textile lamps without restrictions. But, you have to be careful not to trip over the thin line between contrast and chaos. Designed by Mr. Mitchell Studio, the residence below is an example of great equalizer. From polished concrete floors, to architectural stone walls, the interior design  is an eclectic mix of reclaimed timbers, natural woven fibres and organic shapes. Mixing and matching old and new, […]

Casa de Anjali is the newest luxury home in the area. “Anjali” in Sanskrit means “reverence”. Casa de Anjali was created out of reverence for the land and people of Costa Rica, using the minimal amount of footprint, planting more trees than were cut, while employing local artisans inspired to display the mastery of their skills. The social wing is an expanse of living, dining, and kitchen areas with vaulted teak ceilings and designer furnishings. The gourmet chef’s kitchen, wine […]

One of the first homes built on the esteemed Papagayo Peninsula, Casa Praia is the most popular rental. Just five bedrooms, this 10,000 living space has generous common areas. A large and open living, dining, and kitchen space spills onto an expansive terrace with outdoor covered eating and lounging areas with television, open air lounging and sunbathing by the generous infinity edge pool. All of this looking over the sunset views of the open Pacific ocean.  Casa Praia has 4 […]

Villa Naira, is cited on a hilltop above Agios Stefanos Beach, possessing an amazing panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and the neighbor islands, while offering a magnificent view of the port and town of Mykonos.  The architecture blends in with the local Cycladic lines while the outdoor area is a picturesque scene to enjoy the unique Aegean sunset while drinking cocktails by the infinity pool, which is projected out of a forty eight meter cactus decorated stone. Villa Naira […]

Located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Tree House is a residential project completed by Taller Estilo Arquitectura. The existing structure that would have solved the previous requirements, would not cover the needs of the new inhabitants without making drastic changes. It not only respects the natural and built contexts but makes them an essential part of its character. The space was optimized reusing the entire existing structure, rearranging the areas and creating apertures capable of incorporating natural ventilation and lighting favorable for each area […]

Designed by Gary Gladwish Architecture, this beautiful house is located in Orcas Island, Washington, USA. The owner requested an open, simple, low maintenance design which works with the site in such a way that her connection to the island, forest and ledges were always present within the house. Each part of the house was to be designed to accommodate the inevitable bad hips, knees and back worn out from a lifetime of moving rocks, dirt and plants. The program consists of a combined […]