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Remodeled Lam House

January 3, 2012 Stylish Houses

You will be definitely amazed to see this huge re-modeled house that dates back to the 1950s. House Lam, constructed by Johannesburg-based studio Nico van der Meulen Architects, is large modern home situated at Bedfordview – a suburb of Johannesburg– inSouth Africa. Spread across three floors, the house also sports an infinity edge pool that extends over the steep fall with a diameter column of 3m. There is also a heavy rock clad wall bisecting the house vertically. The house, with frameless stacking doors, has its foot-print area extended to create a new floor and garages along with a pyjama lounge and kids’ study room. The children’s bedroom and master suite of the old home has been transformed into a study and guest suite respectively. The ground floor comes with a large open plan with a double space for the living area, consisting of a family room, kitchen, dining room and ancillary spaces. Read More

Family Home: The Lakes House

Studio Creative Space Architectural Design envisioned and implemented an imposing contemporary project located in the Lakes, a subdivision of Tauranga in New Zaland. The Lakes House was especially designed to serve the living needs of a family with three children; the building also accommodates an architecture office. Here is  more information from the lead architect: “The brief demanded that the home showcased our unique style of design and stimulated other home owners into stepping outside the usual combinations of methods and materials we commonly see. Great design creates great value and when investing in a new home it seems only natural to create something interesting that reflects all aspects of personality and lifestyle. Read More

Refined Opulence: Casa Bauzà in Mallorca

November 30, 2011 Luxury Modern Homes, Stylish Houses

This Spanish gem might just be the best home you see today. Nestled among the rocky hills of Pollença in Mallorca, the Casa Bauzà brings sheer visual delight to the viewer. What fascinates us most is the scale of things here. Everything is LARGE – the compound, the pool, the rooms, heck even the kitchen cabinets! Yet you still get a smooth flow between the spaces and nothing is overdone. Read More

Stunning Mountain Retreat in Cape Town

September 27, 2011 Luxury Modern Homes, Stylish Houses

According to the architects, “the house is comprised of five pavilions which are tucked into the sloping terrain surrounded by the existing natural fynbos which stretches from the mountain slopes above the site to the road below. The five pavilions mimic the lie of the land and lie like leaves that have fallen down the mountain. The pavilions are in sympathy with the surrounding context in order to achieve as little visual impact as possible on the existing natural landscape.” Open entering the interior of the home one would observe that the outdoors has been brought inside through “habitable spaces that have been created by using the 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