The immense concrete roof of the single-story Quinta de Lemos guesthouse restaurant and wine showroom snakes across a sprawling Portuguese landscape. Designed by studio Carvalho Araújo the structure is nestled amid rocky formations that helped determine its shape. Covered with paving slabs the roof acts as an extensive viewing platform.
We begin with modern stucco homes as many of today’s most stunning stucco finishes can be found on contemporary houses. Grey stucco combines with Spanish cedar on the home below from Altius Architecture Inc.:
The dining room and the kitchen embrace the muted color scheme of the living area with additions such as the Series 7 chairs and industrial-style lighting providing some much needed visual contrast. The unfinished texture of the walls also helps in breaking away from the monotony with a small nursery bedroom and bathroom completing this breezy home.
This house in Naha City Okinawa Japan was designed by Matsuyama Architect and Associates. A truly modern structure whose top floor cantilevers towards the city its form sits perfectly at odds with the surrounding urban vernacular.
We are often bound by the traditions and conventions that surround us and the world of interior design is no different. The idea of an entrance being located on the lower level of the house leading into the ground floor living area is something that seems a constant in most homes across the world.
This two-story house by Architekten Innauer Matt named after the clients as “Haus für Julia und Björn” (House for Julia and Björn) has a steep roof and structural elements that include roof cantilevers. The roof’s pitch allowed for loft spaces to be added to the smaller bedrooms.
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.