For those who haven’t heard of the term it is a self-contained home that provides separate living quarters for the elders in the family. Located on the same lot as the main home these detached structures offer privacy for everyone involved while bringing the entire family together.
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.
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:
You’ve probably seen stucco on a large number of homes in this style and it’s no wonder! The white finish is an ideal counterpart to the red-tiled roof. When it comes to stucco homes do you prefer modern flair or traditional style? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…
Fly Out House in Toyohashi Japan by architect Tatsuyuki Takag is a cleverly constructed timber-framed home raised on a cantilevered concrete slab. Located in a Santiago suburb at the foothills of the Andes 10 X 10 is a remarkable family home designed by Max Núñez Arquitectos. A severe concrete facade conceals a calm well-proportioned and judicious interior.
As cities become more and more crowded we seek to live in homes where we can relax and breathe maintaining a sense of personal space. Homes that fuel our imagination and creativity that influence how we think behave and feel are much sought-after. They are after all where we dwell hang out and repose and as such must possess elements of calm order tactility affability and poise!
The Russet Residence in West Vancouver British Columbia was designed by Canadian studio Splyce Design. Nestled into the hillside a meticulous dining space juts out fifteen feet framing both the forest canopy and ocean beyond.