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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

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

Flight of Birds House in the Azores

The house is located in the north side of S. Michael Island in the Azores. Since the microclimate of this farmland offers frequent wind and showers, the first design strategy was to block these winds with a wall and offer diverse patios and covered courtyards to protect against rain. These patios and courtyards also open all living spaces to the natural green by glass walls which receded from the exterior. On the upper-floor there are private rooms that are more enclosed and protected. The typology follows almost classical Palladian and Scamozzi central plan design, with double height on living room and then two lateral wings enclosing one the kitchen. This also uses the high chimneys from popular residential architecture, a covered interior patio, and the other wing has the circulations for the first floor and to the roof terrace. Read More