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

Gauthier House by Bauzeit Architekten

July 12, 2011 Stylish Houses

The project is articulated basing on two really simple spatial typologies. The first one, a compacted and pure single-storied level with huge window panels that open to the Alps, framing the beautiful view. The glazing surfaces on the entire level structure the façade in a generous way. The panoramic window panels fold inside, providing a special expression to the ensemble, while forming the terrace-covered area. Read More

Vienna Way Residence

July 10, 2011 Stylish Houses

The Vienna Way residence, designed for a young family, is located on a large, extensively landscaped lot in Venice, California. Floor to ceiling glazing and outdoor living spaces fully integrate the home within the California native landscape. Working within the restrictions posed by the narrow site, the design divides the lot into thirds, with the two main volumes placed on the exterior edges of the property, bridged by a sunken kitchen in the center. The one-story structure to the south houses a great room that combines formal living and dining areas. The structure begins in the front of the property and flows into an outdoor dining patio. Read More

House on the Road to Farellones

July 8, 2011 Stylish Houses

The design proceeds from the particularities of the topography, its slope, its vegetation, its views and the requirements of the client. All these conditions allowed a new definition of the program for a single-family house and to turn it into a single-person one in a spot that allows him to get away from the city and live in a close relationship with the landscape of the Andean foothills. The topography is interrupted by an 8×36m horizontal plane running north-south against the slope. The platform generates a stable and continuous surface area that includes a guest room, a patio, a pavilion, a terrace and a pool, which occupy its entire length. The heavy surface of the patio, raised 70cm above the level of the platform, is defined by the base of a pre-existing hawthorn tree. Read More

Brown Vujcich House

June 27, 2011 Stylish Houses

This house is located on a narrow urban site in the heart of Herne Bay. Tight site controls and a sloping site resulted in a long narrow building form that steps down the slope of the site. Read More