Hidden Residence On The Shores Of The New Zealand

Tucked away on the shores of the New Zealand coastline, is this beachside house, designed by Patterson Associates. The house is nestled into the Banks Peninsula, hidden among the hills, with it’s own little private beach and cove to enjoy. The cottage has been built using local materials, like the rock that was quarried near its site. There is also on-site water harvesting and wastewater treatment. Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the natural surroundings all day long. The holiday home, which can be rented, has just three rooms, a lobby, a living/sleeping area and a bathroom.

Laiki Lefkothea Residence in Cyprus

The Laiki Lefkothea project is a contemporary residence with original design twists, developed by Tsikkinis Architecture Studio in Limassol, Cyprus. With a bold facade, the new house stands out in a countryside neighborhood, perfectly suited for family living. Natural materials such as wood and stone are showcased both outside and inside, for a calm and pleasant living environment. This is a clear case of “form embraces function”, as many elements used in the construction draw attention mostly due to their aesthetic surprise. A “shell” seems to protect the exterior of the residence; the steel units are also visible inside, creating interesting geometric effects.

ZA OVD 919 Family Residence in Cape Town by SAOTA

SAOTA together with interior designer Debra Parkington, have designed a new home in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. “The Brief was to create a spectacular home which encapsulated the expansive 360 degree mountain and sea views. Though views out were paramount this needed to be carefully balanced with the required privacy from within. The living areas were to be open plan – enhancing everyday life. “The architecture needed focus on creating a contemporary, uncluttered and sculptural building,” said Tamaryn Fourie, senior associate and project team member. “The site is excellently positioned on the mountain ridge below Lions Head with views of Robben Island to the North and Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles to the South. Working with a relatively steep site and the fact that the Southern boundary is shared with a National Park, the design took on a sensitive approach. The secondary spaces were positioned at the lower levels with care taken to limit excavation. From the road these levels are concealed by a large North facing landscape wall – its customised angular design achieves a natural result. Strategically positioned penetrations within the landscape wall permit natural light and ventilation to the rooms beyond but glazing is set back and thereby concealed.”

Super Skinny Residence AIR-Madalena for São Paulo

The IV Department – formed by the four Triptyque partners; Carolina Bueno, Gregory Bousquet, Guillaume Sibaud and Olivier Raffaelli – has unveiled “AIR-madalena”, a distinctively narrow building to be constructed in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. To be built in just 24 months, the structure offers views across the metropolis and is situated less than 500 meters away from the nearest subway station. The six brightly lit apartment units range in size from 100 to 140 square meters and each feature an expansive area designed for external recreation, providing panoramic vistas across the city below.

Emerald Exclusive Residences – Platy

Some time ago we’ve shown you beautiful residence Aura designed by talanted architector Andreas Trisveis. Today we want to show you another interesting project created by Andreas. It’s called “Emerald Exclusive Residences – Platy” and will be located in Nicosia – Cyprus. It is inspired by one of the most influential female American artist of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe. It is a piece of art of hers called “From the lake”. As noted on website of the residence “Like a crystal growing from rock, a dramatic structure emerges from the ground. The Emerald, creates a new dialogue between contemporary living and a completely new experience of space. Built from premium materials, this project, sculptural living space meets the highest standards in design, craftsmanship and sustainability. It is unique at every turn, offering maximum insulation and durability.” For now it’s just a project but it will be built in near future.