A relaxing family retreat with beautiful sea views and contemporary comforts in Peru takes you away from the constant hustle and bustle of the urban lifestyle. The inviting home was remodeled and upgraded by DA-LAB Arquitectos to serve the growing needs of a modern family all the while keeping the unassuming aura of the original structure intact.
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.
Designed by ARX Portugal + Stefano Riva this house in Juso Portugal is built over three floors (including an underground level). The top floor concrete enclosure accommodates the home’s private spaces and the rooftop affords views of the surrounding area sea and nearby mountains of Sintra.
Wooden framed glass doors stand in contrast to the white contemporary walls even as brilliant pendants and oversized floor lamps bring both color and sculptural pattern into the dining room and bedrooms. The kitchen with a wine storage facility and a full pantry also serves as a cozy social zone for the entire family while a private courtyard with a sunken lounge easily doubles as a Zen-inspired meditative nook.
Contrast is a wonderful thing when it comes to white stucco! In the next image we see how dark trim beautifully complements a creamy stucco home highlighting the large number of windows. Last but not least we see a Mediterranean-style stucco home in the image below.
Designed by Wahana Cipta Selaras the intriguing residence has an open design that blurs the line between the interior and the green landscape that surrounds the house. Each space flows into the next with open pavilions living spaces and sweeping wooden decks extending the living area outdoors in an eloquent fashion.
The entire villa was built taking into account the captivating backdrop and its design ensures that its footprint is kept to a minimum. Creating a harmonious synergy between contrasting design styles and elements this is a getaway that offers the best of both worlds!