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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

Stunning Pure White Residence

December 29, 2011 Luxury Modern Homes

Madrid-based architectural studio Abaton created a stunning pure white residential project in Spain, which they named Casa del Pico. Two levels shelter all the necessary spaces to live a fulfilled, modern lifestyle. The 3,143 square foot residence had to have two stories, because the inclined slope it rests on challenged the architects to create a strong structure. Granite underneath the house made it possible for the building to take advantage of the terrain and display a contemporary design that seems to be floating. 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

Kangaroo Valley House

May 20, 2011 Stylish Houses

The geometry of the house is simply orthogonal, forming quietly arranged spaces within a dramatic natural landscape. The house is made up of a family of containers, roofed and open to the sky. Read More

Butler House

Nestled within the undulated roofline of one of Fitzroy’s famed MacRobertson warehouses, sits a roof terrace with a difference – complete with canopy and turf. This, the vertical and architectural pinnacle of the Butler House, fills the void that effects so many inner-city dwellings – a lack of outdoor space. Further to this, the warehouse apartment had a number of innate thermal and acoustic shortcomings – making it less-than-ideal for occupancy by a family with 2 rambunctious young boys. Balancing intimacy with privacy came to be a significant consideration for this young family and is achieved via shrewd adaptability of spaces. Read More