Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Mandeville Canyon Residence

January 7th, 2012

The Mandeville Canyon Residence is located in Brentwood, California and was designed by Griffin Enright Architects. The modern interior makes the house feel warm and welcome. The whole living area can be opened up by sliding large glass doors aside. What a spectacular house to relax in during spring or summer nights.


The Ross Residence

January 1st, 2012

Griffin Enright Architects built this unique house nestled between a stream and hillside outside of Ross, California. The most interesting aspect to this house is the split roof that allows for more light to stream in and also for a more intimate interior spaces.

Photos by Kyle Jeffers


Bates Masi Sams Creek Residence

December 27th, 2011

When you come across a house such as this, it’s almost impossible to resist dropping what you’re doing just to share it or admire it fully. This isn’t the first time that the work of Bates Masi Architects has done that for the blog.

The house comes in at 6,500 square feet and is occupied by a single family in Bridgehampton, New York. It is a series of open-ended box shaped sections that allow for multiple actives to take place in and around the house without complete interruption. Each section of the house has independent audio, video and climate controls without hindrance to the other sections.


The Malbaie V Residence

December 15th, 2011

Montreal-based studio Mu Architecture designed the Malbaie V Residence on the hillside above the St. Lawrence River in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada. The house is warm and while being simple and clean, it establishes its own modern, business class retreat style.

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Tori-Tori Restaurant

December 13th, 2011

Mexico based firm Rojkind Arquitectos, designed this stunning restaurant in Polanco near Mexico City. The initial facade is supposed to appear to waver and feel as if it is emerging from the ground. Inside the restaurant is a very moody, modern feel. The main dining room has beautiful wood walls and one large plant filled wall.

Shared via Design Boom


Modern San Francisco Mansion

December 12th, 2011

This 6130 square foot waterfront home is an example of California’s impressive modern architecture. The home has 25 rooms: four bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. Because of the actual building structure, there are many deck options for enjoying a great view over the bay. The house is located near Mill Valley, San Francisco and currently on the market for $6,875,000.

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Brazilian Haack House

December 7th, 2011

Brazilian architecture firm, 4d-Arquitetura designed this beautiful home in a gated community in Guaíba, Brazil. The house was constructed in three parallel blocks. The central block of the house has two floors: the ground floor for the living, dinner and leisure rooms; the second floor contains more private areas. The other blocks contain the four car garage and other private spaces.

The things I enjoy most about this house is that the exterior utilizes such beautiful wood combined with the white walls and that and that the house is overall very simple and clean.

Shared via Arch Daily


Colani Kitchen Satellite

December 6th, 2011

YouTube Preview ImageThe “Kitchen Satellite” by Luici Colani in 1968-1971 was designed to hang like a satellite outside a complimentary ellipse-shaped residential module. As you sit or stand inside the kitchen, everything is at arms length supposedly making everything easier. I don’t know about that, but the concept and color are very intriguing.

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Moinian and Meili Residence

December 5th, 2011

The Moinian and Meili Residence is a Swiss dream home. Architect Felix Oesch designed the house for a young family who also shared Oesch’s desire for modern, minimal housing. The house is located on a slope in Englisau, Switzerland—a small city just twenty minutes outside of Zurich.

Aside from looking very well designed, the house is also energy efficient. Geothermal energy for hot water and under-floor heating is provided by a pair of 300-foot-deep holes in the ground. Heat is transferred from the ground to the house through a heat pump. Used air is then taken from the living space and pumped back down through the holes to store its energy.

Look closely in these photos and you’ll see that the office area is occupied by Verner Panton’s Living Tower chair for Vitra.


Overgrown House in Hungary

December 1st, 2011

Houses overgrown in plants or vines have always been mysteriously cool. This beautiful home is located on the sloping hills of Hungary and was designed by architect Satoshi Okada. The home was built for a photographer by the name of Tomasz Gudzowatyon. The amazing images shown here of the houses are actually 3D renders by CG artist Viktor Fretyan.

The house is divided into four slender cores standing alongside beech trees. Primarily the outside of the house is composed from slabs of cement. The living areas are connected to the surrounding environment by large glass walls.

Found on Home Design


Modern Timisoara Residence

November 24th, 2011

Architect Mihai M. Tudose created this beautiful modern home in Timisoara, Romania. Tudose designed the house to be practical—the interior is simple by modern design aesthetics. As the architect mentions in a brief statement, we all know how easy it is for modern design to start to feel “cold”. However, this house does a great job of doing just the opposite.

Found on Freshome


Austrian Exposed House on a Hill

November 16th, 2011

This house is located on the steep slopes of Austria 4,365 feet above sea level. The house is occupied by a pianist who retreated here for what I would assume the most obvious reason—serenity. The large windows allow for an amazing view of the untouched valley below. All of the materials used in building this great home were untreated: concrete, wood, glade, and metal.

Via Spiluttini


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