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.
As with the home above the residence below features a shingled roof a popular choice for traditional stucco homes. A tropical vibe is created by the white stucco of the home below the minty color of the shutters (which mirrors the deep blue-green of the pool) and the palm trees that surround the house.
With an expansive roof that stretches towards the shoreline the “House of the Infinite” conjures a sense of infinity its form embracing the endless Atlantic Ocean and horizon beyond. Sited in Cádiz Spain and designed by architect Alberto Campo Baeza the entire structure was built using a beautiful white travertine stone that sparkles in the warm sun.
The Cabanas Norio in Portugal are complimentary buildings—one is a bedroom and bath the other serves as a living room and kitchen. Architect Manuel Aires Mateus redesigned two old fisherman’s huts and added a pontoon over the water to create this getaway which can be rented out by the night.
Sweeping large spaces an open plan living area with a unique kitchen and dining room and bedrooms that offer ample privacy complete this amazing renovation. Contemporary minimalism is combined with industrial charm as additions such as the concrete kitchen island custom black kitchen shelves and intricate wooden walls provide visual intrigue at every turn.
Canadian studio Chevalier Morales Architectes reinterpreted the familiar Swiss chalet to design Residence Roy-Lawrence a top-heavy cantilevered timber house. The structure melds perfectly with the mountainous terrain of eastern Quebec.
Transforming a mid-century modem home with some rough edges and a distinct industrial vibe into a relaxing modern single-family residence is a task that can be both fun and daunting at the same time. Getting this balance between the old and the new spot on are the creative folks from Klopf Architecture who transformed this 1950s home in California into an inviting hub that fit in with the lifestyle and sensibilities of an urban family.