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Product • By Marenakos Rock CenterBuff Grey Castle Rock

Buff Grey Castle Rock

Buff Gray Castle Rock, part of our Castle Rock Line, captures the essence of cool sky and shadow tones through its mix of gray, blue, buff, cream, and brown shades. This natural stone veneer, with its rough, split squares and rectangles, adds a majestic, earthy elegance to any architectural design. More

Project • By LupettatelierApartments


Among the slopes of Valfurva, in Teregua, Lupettatelier renovates the interior of an apartment that overlooks the mountains inside an 18th-century building formerly used for agricultural activities. Giulio Ghirardi Giulio Ghirardi The renovation was supervised by Engineer Stefano Zazzi who brought to light the ancient traces of the building safeguarding the valuable elements that still refer to a past time. Giulio Ghirardi Giulio Ghirardi The architectural and interior design project curated by the studio comes to life in the attic, where the real heart of the intervention is the cast iron fireplace that occupies a central role within the living room. In fact, as if it were a totem, the fireplace can be enjoyed from ev... More

Project • By Studio ST ArchitectsApartments

Central Park West Penthouse

Studio ST Architects renovated a pre-war Manhattan penthouse apartment to accommodate a multi-generational, Asia-based family and highlight the wrap-around views of Central Park. Studio ST Architects collaborated with interior designer Atelier + Concept to create a classy and fresh interior which mixes “high” and “low” cost elements. Angela Hau & Alex Krauss The apartment layout was reconfigured to create a clear and simple circulation, separating the public spaces from the three bedrooms and creating an en-suite primary bathroom. A new foyer was introduced—clad in antique mirrors and De Gournay wallpaper—which leads to the long hallway that acts as the apartment spine, punctuated by a series of... More

Project • By Virginia LorelloPrivate Houses

MCO - part 2

A multi-family villa surrounded by a private garden, with three floors and a very wide greenhouse: each floor will be customized on the base of the needs and aesthetics of the future owner. We are therefore at part no. 2 of this project: the ground floor is intended for the daughter and her partner, lovers of a simple, elegant aesthetic which reminds the industrial world. Virginia Lorello The entrance landing is accessed from the main glass body, and its staircase connects the three floors. Light colors link the aesthetics of the apartments, each one characterized differently based on who lives there and their personality. Virginia Lorello Let’s enter the ground floor, the young couple’s apartment. The entrance open... More

Project • By DecoraPrivate Houses

Guest House in Moscow

The owners of the complex are a middle-aged couple who often have adult children and parents visiting. Their wide range of interests, knowledge in various fields allowed us to formulate a lot of wishes and ideas for the future interior already at the initial stage. Alexander Volodin Alexander Volodin After several stages of sketching layouts and visualizations, we gradually came to the image that became the embodiment of their meaningful decisions and ideas about comfort. The main request was to create a space conducive to both private relaxation and spending time with friends.” Alexander Volodin Alexander Volodin Alexander Volodin Alexander Volodin Alexander Volodin Alexander Volodin Alexan... More

Product • By StûvStûv 16-cube

Stûv 16-cube

Stûv 16-cube is pure simplicity! Its cleanlines showcase the flames. Thanks to the innovative combustion system and exceptional output, this is the perfect solution for your main or occasional heating needs. A wood fire easy to install and particularly well suited to low-energy houses. Every home needs a Stûv! More

NewsNews • 29 Jun 2022

Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall

On a steep site in Mexico, Izar Houses by Taller ADG Alonso de Garay pay exceptional attention to energy in terms of their approach to natural light and rainfall. Green roofing, use of local stone, and a façade lattice made of specially-treated wooden slats contribute to the integration of house and landscape. Onnis Luque Entry to the houses is located through an access plaza where the inclusion of water and vegetation fosters a sense of connection with the natural environment. Once inside, private areas are located on the lower level with more public and social areas upstairs. A skylight made of locally-sourced stone and vegetation connects the two floors. Onnis Luque The lobby acts as a type of distributing space to he... More

Project • By Pirinen SaloPrivate Houses

House Y

Backstory The client inherited an unattractive “McMansion” with poor spatial layout. The house was designed to meet the tastes of the former generation. The site also featured a large pompous garden with extensive manicured lawns. The house was too big and expensive to maintain. The client wanted to restore the plot to a natural pine forest, and built a small home that fully engages with the surrounding landscape. An added bonus to the restored pine forest is that the client doesn’t need to mow any lawns! The new house and garden have been designed to meet contemporary tastes. Hence, this project represents both a generational shift and a change in design ideology / ecology. Marc Goodwin Concept The house consists of... More

Project • By Skarka StudiosPrivate Houses

House on Slope

Architect: Binder Architektur AG - Hans BinderHouse on Slope is one of a series of single-family houses built by the same architectural firm since 1995 and developed further and further on a former vineyard slope in a small rural community in the canton of Zurich. Originally planned as a wooden house, it was built in solid construction at the request of the owner. The youth and guest rooms are located in the basement with front play lawn and fireplace, in the attic is the parents' area. On the access floor is the shared living-dining room with open kitchen, centrally placed fireplace and west terrace. Special mention should be made of the spacious sports and wellness area under the double garage with a loggia in front. Caption Capti... More

Project • By project A.01 architects ZT GmbHPrivate Houses

Residence Freundorf

A monolithic residence has been built for a young family in a village close to Vienna. On an exposed hillside plot the residential building is positioned as a solitaire. The sculptural object is surrounded by a generous garden designed by the owners gardening company. The spacious garden merges into the surrounding fields and the natural site. The idea was to generate a seem less perception of the building and the garden area. The garden is part of the living room. The main body of the building consists of two mutually shifted elements which follow the slope from north and south. By the horizontal displacement a high air space, forming the entrance and the central opening, is produced between the elements. The building consists of a baseme... More

Project • By Akb ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Alta Chalet

Alta Chalet is designed as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto. Tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment, the site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous and coniferous trees which, in summer, offer welcome shade and privacy. Shai Gil Successfully integrating into its context, the project responds deferentially to the scale of the neighbouring houses while offering a distinct inter... More

Project • By KettalHotels

Faqra Palace Kfardebian

Situated in the hills of Faqra, Kferdebian, adomed with ancient furniture style, this villa - Faqra Palace offers an indoor swimming pool, a large lounge with fireplace and a kitchen. More

Project • By Pierre-Arnaud Descotes ArchitectesParks/Gardens

Domaine Pierre Cheval

The site proposes a collection of vernacular architectures : an old chapel, a cellar, steps forming a natural amphitheater, old orchards and terraced gardens. Besides its central position in the village, the place also offers many views on the wine-growing landscape. The whole presented many singular objects, archipelagos, in their natural context. These architectures already had qualities linked to their anchoring to the site, to their history, to their traditional conception, to their hyper materiality. However the link between the architectural elements and their environment existed only partially, the site had suffered of many transformations without consultation, making it lose its link to landscape. Working on memory, our proposal gi... More

Project • By Doblle ArquiteturaHousing

New House - A new way to live

The project was conceived as a study of different alternatives for a refuge residence that at the same time can be replicated in different situations, such as countryside, beach or even in the same urbanized centers. Hence the proposal to make a modular structure in which it is easy to assemble and standardized manufacture, seeking greater precision and generating less waste, this makes our proposal sustainable and less aggressive with the environment. The aim of the project was to propose the primitive shape of the house: open to the landscape. The play of lights and shadows enriches the transformative perception of the house, as volumetry we have a subtle square box that does not interfere with nature and can also integrate with the diff... More

Project • By Shed Architecture & DesignPrivate Houses

Irwin Caplan Midcentury

Originally designed for Irwin Caplan, the illustrator who designed the poster for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and cartoonist renowned for his “Famous Last Words” comic strip in The Saturday Evening Post , this mid-century home was both humble and grand–a modest one-story street facade harboring floor-to-ceiling windows with territorial views. The new owners bought the home directly from Caplan’s estate in hopes of settling their growing family into the residence conveniently located near public transportation and the Burke Gilman bike trail. But in order to accommodate the family, the mid-century home needed updating, remodeling, and fortifying–Seattle-based SHED Architecture & Design was selected t... More