Recently we discovered the R. house – a modern and warm space designed by Studio 1408 for a couple of youngsters. The beneficiaries’ wish to live in an urban environment, enjoying all along the advantages of a house – a garden and a direct connection with the outside, as well as a greater flexibility in dividing the interiors. They buy a house with basement, ground floor and a second floor, with a footprint of merely 38 sqm and a yard of […]

In 2010, the owners purchased a 2 000 square meter lot in Mogo­soaia, Romania which could, at long last, contain the shape envisioned by the architect, Alexandru Marinescu. However, the tempting dimensions of the site also came with certain problems. The poorly structured area, lacking basic utilities as well as neighboring constructions or access roads made the clients – a family with small children – somewhat squeamish regarding safety concerns. The architect’s response to this challenge was a firm one, […]

Overlooking the Mediterranean coastline, the exquisite villas are complete with latest technologies like as a geothermal energy source as well as modern design lines that makes them be wildly beautiful. The prestigious Altea Hills Estate launches the most luxurious exclusive residential villa complex on the Costa Blanca, Alicante, SPAIN. The project is a reference architect with a unique design, quality construction and finishings are unbeatable. It’s BluePort Altea, a project of extraordinarily beautiful and comfortable villas located in the best available spot […]

Investing a few hours each day to turn his ordinary hedge into a massive sculpture of a dragon. The giant beast is located on Frizzleton Farm, and John Brooker spends hours pruning to keep it looking like a mythical creature.   We were pleasantly surprised by this man’s ability and ambition to shape a 100 feet long, 20 feet high dragon out of his living fence. The massive green dragon hedge faces the street while its ambitiously manicured body serpents along […]

Nestled in Bratislava, Slovakia, Home Spa is a relaxing & chill-out spot designed by architekti.sk. Seeking a little bit of calm, privacy and tranquility in their lives, the owners of a Neo-Baroque villa located in the city centre of Bratislava chose to invest in their second home, a contemporary “sanctuary” dedicated to relaxation and pampering. According to the architects:  “The key idea of our project was to create a “relaxing & chill-out spot” with 3 parking places, situated in a hilly garden […]

Surrounded by a maze of greenery, this outdoor addition affords a retreat and refuge for both owner and quiet, meditative views that commune with the surrounding natural environment and wildlife.  The design aims to explore and emphasize the property’s expansive greenery and the pond at its periphery. Surrounded by vegetation, the house is gently protected from the eyes of the neighbours, being basically “hidden” by the luxuriant vegetation. This unique outdoor space may well be one of only a handful of […]

Built into the surrounding landscape, Retreat House by Architecture Brio offers peaceful living that is merged with nature. Located in Alibaug, near Mumbai in India, the house is built with a small stream running through the middle, with the wings of the house stretching out in various directions to make use of the surroundings. The house is made to weave around the landscape making full use of the views within the site and emphasizing particular instances: a beautiful tree or the […]

The Stonington Residence, is a recently renovated and restored historic house by  Joeb Moore. Sited between 300 feet of waterfront and a large meadow in Stonington, Connecticut.  While the house is sited on a small stone ledge, the site’s additional rock outcrops help to organize outdoor spaces, which include a studio and garage, a pool, and outdoor patios. Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence on the architect is evident in Lincoln’s use of stone, glass corner windows and a flat roof.  Due […]

Designed by Joeb Moore, the Bridge House is located in Kent, Connecticut. The Kent Falls are a series of cascades formed when the bedrock contains alternating hard and soft layers that erode over time. The most striking experience of this dynamic geological and ecological system is the gradual and cascading flow of rock and water as they ebb and flow over time and slowly slide down through the more stable and rooted surroundings of trees, plants, and earth. Our impression […]

Drew Mandel Architects completed the renovation and addition of a 100 year old semi-detached family home in Toronto, Canada. The scope of the project involves a new entry, re-invented façade, and a ground floor plan opened for access to light and space for contemporary family life. The basement is finished as useable space and occasionally acts as a suite. The second and third floor bedroom and bathroom spaces are also re-finished. A small rear addition on the ground floor allows for a […]