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.
Unused historic buildings warehouses factories bunkers galleries churches and various public and private venues when afforded an external overhaul and a contemporary reinterpretation of their inner form present new and exciting opportunities for urban living. Moreover their newly-built modern contemporaries those of the concrete glass and steel variety can work equally well (differing markedly from the mass-produced and insipid suburban-style new-build).
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.
These with cantilevered and overhanging volumes each have a unique physicality and definition of form. At times appearing to defy gravity they have been imagined in a manner that respects the surrounding area and offers a heightened sense of living to their residents.
Built in Katowice Poland and designed by KWK Promes architects this home features a vast cantilevered ledge supported by two concrete walls. These walls are covered with mirrors so adding a vivid impact and emphasizing the almost gravity-defying cantilever.
Metal roofs are popular choices for traditional stucco homes that feature a dash of modern flair. No wonder landscaping utilizing native plants such as silver ponyfoot and blue agave works so well at the entrance of this house from Ryan Street & Associates: Here’s another stunning home from Ryan Street & Associates. The clean feel of the stucco no doubt inspired the clean-lined entryway featuring gravel and rectangular stone:
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.