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Loft 24-7 Sao Paulo

São Paulo-based Fernanda Marques has achieved a residence called Loft 24-7 in São Paulo, Brazil. The residence has an idealistic balance by using “outdoor” elements inside and “indoor” elements outside. On a surface of almost 250 square meters, the living room is presented as an open environment full of light, in which a light plays and the expression of nature makes the space live within as if it was outside. Limestone, rough stone, steel, glass, wood paneling and furnishings that speak to the architect’s modernist style, all create a harmonious, seamless environment where you are never quite in and never quite out. The decor looks like a continuation of the external elements, combining details that recall the country houses together with those of modern housing in a unique style and great taste. Read More

Summer House in Vestfold

The Summer house is located on the coast of Vestfold in the southern part of Norway. The house replaces an older building at the site. To get the planning permit, the project had to be well adjusted to the terrain, both in terms of shape, scale, material and color. The house and terraces are partly built upon existing stone walls, the parts of the walls which are new are made of stones from the blasting at the site. The low elongated volume is cut into to allow for wind shielded outdoor areas, embraced by the house itself. These cuts also bring down the scale of the building, and together with the local variations of the section, make the building relate to the surrounding cliff formations. Read More

Beach Farm House

Designed by award winning architect Andrew Patterson, this stunning home on 600 acres of farmland is located on a spectacular hillside nestled between Bethells and Muriwai beaches on the dramatic west coast of Auckland. The 640 square metre property features an enclosed swimming pool and courtyard entertainment area that offers shelter from the elements. Read More

FINCUBE House

Nnatural high-tech is the concept of this new modular, sustainable & transportable low-energy house. Designed by Werner Aisslinger and developed with a South Tyrolian team, the FINCUBE was created 1200m above sea level near Bozen in Northern Italy, with a brilliant view of the famous Dolomite mountains. The hideaway-innature nomadic housing concept is since recently exhibited as a prototype in Ritten, above Bozen. The FINCUBE is a materialized vision of a small housing unit with a long lifecycle. It can easily be dismantled and rebuilt on a new site, and even more important for nature hideaways: it requires minimum soil sealing – just 2 m that are easily renatured after the FINCUBE is moved to another location. Read More