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Stairs House

December 23, 2010 Stylish Houses

Japanese architects y + M Design Office have recently finished a project of a unique family residence in Japan. The house is unusual for its roof in the shape of stairs. Read More

Water Villa Omval

November 19, 2010 Modern Architecture

Dutch +31 architects recently completed ‘water villa omval’, which has a wide view over the amstel. The villa has two spacious floors and a roof terrace. the roof terrace was made possible by lowering the bedroom half a story. This also allowed for a logical transition from the ground floor to the basement. To provide daylight into the basement a large void has been made, which connects the two floors together. The light in the guest room, also located in the basement, is through a ‘cuckoo window’ positioned beneath the fireplace in the living room so there is no space lost.the split-level principle of the water villa is accentuated by the round design of the facade. Read More

White Concrete Walls Home

November 15, 2010 Luxury Modern Homes

Australian architects Tony Owen Partners is the creative force behind this amazing concrete house in Sydney, Australia. This contemporary concrete walls home was designed for a concrete contractor, who used his expertise to put a personal touch and built the house himself. The first thing you’ll notice are the contemporary curved concrete walls that characterize the home ’s exterior. Like windblown sails, these massive white walls give the house a light, airy, in-motion effect. Inspired by Mediterranean architecture, the concrete and glass house features patios and terraces that abut floor-to-ceiling windows, bringing the outdoors in. Designed as a series of blocks, the house is must grander than it appears from street level. Read More

Casa Son Vida

November 9, 2010 Luxury Modern Homes

This may not be your idea of a home but it is bold and fun, and it has certainly attracted wide media attention. The 8,500 square-foot Casa Son Vida is a cooperation between three powerhouses: Luxury residential developer Cosmopolitan Estates, eclectic Dutch designer and founder of Mooi, Marcel Wanders,, and award-winning Los Angeles, Switzerland and Hong Kong-based tecARCHITECTURE. Casa Son Vida is located in the Balearic Islands off Spain, on the Island of Mallorca, where humans have lived since 6000–4000 BC and where more recently, tourists have over-crowded every beach. But Casa Son Vida avoids the touristy kitsch and aims much higher. It is in the exclusive Son Vida community, just 15 minutes from the capital of Palma. Read More

Casa Fez House

Casa Fez is a new house in Porto, Portugal, designed by architect Álvaro Leite Siza Vieira. The architect started planning his dream house in 2004 and the construction was finally finished earlier this year. He did absolutely everything himself – not just planning, coordinating and supervising the construction but also creating the interiors and the tiniest of details, including the doors and doorknobs, hand rails, furnishings, lighting, furniture and even some paintings. Read More