Located amidst the hills and beaches of South Bali is the gorgeous which combines the charm and ergonomics of contemporary design with unique local Balinese architecture and cultural aesthetics to craft a remarkable and relaxing home.
Designed by architect Flavio Castro Planalto Paulista is a residence in São Paulo Brazil whose structure is arranged across two perpendicular volumes where the top is projecting over the bottom. Bold and brash the home strikes an elegant and handsome profile.
White stucco is a breath of fresh air—the perfect complement to tropical settings as a breezy vibe is created when lush greenery meets light-hued homes. Since stucco is a clean slate many homeowners whose dwellings feature stucco take great pride in their landscaping from the welcoming front exterior to the back view. Note the inviting patio of this home from Williams Partners Architects:
Treehouse Solling a two-story tower by Baumraum is located in Uslar North Germany. Its clever roof structure was formed using curving sheets of zinc and incorporates a skylight – perfect for stargazing. Designed by Finnish architecture studio Sanaksenaho Arkkitehdit Oy the two-story Villa Musu portrays an almost organic form naturally flowing and blending with the surrounding landscape. Its gently rounded roof has a bean-like configuration when viewed from above.
Of course the reason it has become the standard practice is because it makes plenty of sense and works more often than not. But when faced with the challenges of a unique lot on a narrow limestone ridge next to Specht Harpman Architects decided to flip things around and design a rooftop entry.
Rising above the treetops in El Jonuco Nuevo Leon Mexico Narigua House is comprised of a series of overlapping and cantilevered volumes. Designed by architect David Pedroza Castañeda the home features a rustic and earthy red hue that complements the surrounding landscape.
Designed by OOPEAA this modern 21st century church in northern Finland has a log-built interior core and an exterior ‘cloak’ made with aspen shingles dipped in tar. The structure was handmade using traditional building techniques. It has a simple box-like form and a gabled roof topped with a lantern skylight that filters natural light into the building.