Casa Flotanta

Costa Rica – Ben Gardcia Saxe / Studio Saxe Built area:  300m2 including decks Year built:  2013 From the architect: The design of this house for the Gooden-Nahome family was predicated on its difficult site. The owners found an incredible view of the ocean but the steep slope meant that any property set into the […]

Ktima House

Antiparos, Greece – Camilo Rebelo + Susana Martins Project Year :     2014 Developed Area :     950 Sq M Photographs :     Claudio Reis Ktima House stands on a private and quiet part of the island of Antiparos, Greece. When viewed from a distance, the structure is a jagged vision in white with its […]

House of Four Houses

Penafiel, Portugal – PROD arquitectura & design Project Year :     201 Developed Area :     501.0 m2 ( 5410.8 Sq ft2 ) Photographs :     Joao Morgado A home filled with light! Constructed primarily of natural materials – local granite and pine – the design comprises four distinct pavilions connected by […]

The Drew House

The Drew House

The Town of 1770  Central Queensland  Australia  –  Simon Laws/ Anthill Constructions As the saying goes “a picture tells a thousand words” and it certainly holds true with this very unique home near the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The house aims to create a kind of luxury campsite nestled amongst the Bloodwoods and ancient Palms […]

Guest House – Sarasota Bay

Casey Key Sarasota Bay Florida   –  TOTeMS Architecture The style of this home is highly reminiscent of the works of Robert Harvey Orshatz with its curved, laminated beams, very extensive use of timber panelling and overall organic approach to design. Here are the architect’s notes: “The guest residence, located on a barrier island, is set within […]

Casa Camino a Farellones

Santiago  Chile –  Bernado Valdes Site area:     7,000 m2  (75,600 sq. ft.) Built area:     230 m2  (2,484 sq. ft.) Year built:     2006 Located on the north side of the River Mapocho Valley foothills, this home focuses on the outlook and the client’s need to get away from city stressors and […]

Brazilian Challenge – steep lot, fabulous view…

Ubatuba Brazil – SPBR Arquitetos Built area:     340 m2   (3,672 sq. ft.) Year:     2009 Photography:     Nelson Kon A protected environment and a very steep site called for a radical design.  The home sites below road level with no viable access from below due to both the steepness and the […]

An Island Home Near Stockholm

Island House

Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden – Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Architects Year Built:     2004 Built Area:    150m2 including sauna area  (1,620 sq. ft.) Photography:  Lindman Photography Set on an unspoiled waterfront site containing a 500 year old oak, mature pines and lots of weathered rocks, the owners wanted a home that blended with the visual environment. The result is […]

Leahy House

Nova Scotia  Canada  –  MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Year built:     2010 Awards:     2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Merit A minimalist, almost austere exterior belies the internal warmth of this home. Designed for a harsh climate and minimal maintenance, the exterior mimics the local architecture in both appearance and form. The architect’s notes: The […]

Bowen Mountain House – a lifetime away from Sydney

Bowen Mountain NSW  Australia – CplusC Architecture We probably all have a different image of what a mountain home looks like.  Of course, by world standards, Australian mountains are nothing more than big hills, but a weekend retreat just 80 kilometres (50 miles) from Sydney would be on many Sydneysider’s wish list. The air is cool and […]