Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti uses local stone and plaster for lakeside house

October 11, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Variously sized openings scattered across the traditional stone and plaster facades of this house in the Swiss town of Ascona provide views of the garden and Lake Maggiore. Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architetti, which is based on the opposite shore on the lake, was tasked with updating an existing house situated close to the centre

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BERG + KLEIN Have Designed A New Modern Villa In The Netherlands

September 27, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Christian Richters   Architecture firm BERG + KLEIN, have designed a new villa in Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands, that combines concrete, wood, and natural stone.   Photography by Christian Richters On the facade of the home, large scale, sliding wood mullions made from Western Red Cedar provide shade, privacy and protection to the […]

Rural Italian residence combines traditional stone exterior with contemporary details

September 10, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Italian studio GGA Architects has transformed the site of an old hilltop settlement in the country’s Marche region into a contemporary house comprising stone structures perched on a pigmented concrete plinth. AP House is situated on top of one of the highest hills in the area around the ancient walled city of Urbino, in the

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Mountain rubble forms curving wall inside coastal Peru house by Marina Vella

September 6, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

To build this seaside house in Peru, Lima-based architect Marina Vella sourced stone from a nearby mountain. Casa Ronda is located on the coastline in Cañete, a province in Lima Region. One side of the site faces the Pacific Ocean, while the Cerro Colorado mountains, known as Red Hill, rise up behind the plot. Vella, founder of Marina Vella Arquitectura Urbanismo, decided to highlight

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Ritz-Carlton Have Added A Lake Club To Their Hotel In Lake Tahoe

August 15, 2017 Erin 0

  The Ritz-Carlton have recently added a Lake Club to their Lake Tahoe hotel that gives guests a place to enjoy the views and have direct access to the lake.   Clare Walton of Walton Architecture + Engineering designed the Lake Club using materials like ledgestone and cedar wood to evoke a warm and welcoming feeling, […]

Fortunen completes toilet block with views of a Norwegian waterfall

July 3, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Visitors to Norway’s Skjervsfossen waterfall can watch the Storelvi river rush by through a glazed floor panel in the restrooms of this service building, which is clad in local stone to accentuate its connection with the surrounding landscape. Bergen-based architecture studio Fortunen designed the small service building containing two restrooms and a technical room at the

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Gardens separate rooms wrapped in brick, stone and wood at Mexican courthouse

June 25, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

An oval stone wall encloses brick and timber volumes that offer varying levels of privacy and connection with the gardens at the centre of this courthouse in Pátzcuaro, Mexico, by Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo. The courthouse was designed by Rocha and Carrillo’s architecture studio in response to a requirement to update all of Mexico’s justice facilities so that

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This House In South Africa Was Designed Around An Indoor Swimming Pool

June 8, 2017 Keely 0

Photography by Grant Pitcher   South African design firm Union3 have designed the interiors of this modern house that features an indoor swimming pool, multiple entertaining spaces and artwork throughout.   Tucked below the driveway, and partially hidden behind various trees and bushes, the slopped roof of the house is visible until you walk down […]

Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

June 1, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

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Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

June 1, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

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Foster + Partners opens “one of our greenest Apple spaces yet” in Singapore

May 30, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Foster + Partners has built yet another tree-filled Apple Store, but this one also features hand-carved stone staircases. Singapore’s official ranking as the greenest city in Asia informed the design of Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship in the city. Like Foster + Partners’ other recent Apple Stores, particularly the ones in London and Dubai, the building’s most prominent feature is

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This Seamless Sink Made From Stone Is Both Sophisticated And Durable

May 25, 2017 Keely 0

  A seamless sink in the bathroom is practical for many reasons – it makes cleaning much easier, it makes it less likely that dirt and grime will build up on the counters, and it creates a streamlined modern look. The Neos seamless sink, designed by Luca Marorano for Neutra, has all of the benefits of […]

This Visitors Pavilion Is Surrounded By Glass And Water

February 8, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Agustin Garza   Grupoarquitectura have designed the Hacienda El Barreno Visitors Pavilion that sits among the old stone walls of a hacienda (estate) in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.   Photography by Agustin Garza The pavilion, used by visiting guests and for events, has a large water feature that reflects the architecture and almost surrounds it at the […]