Designed by WOJR: Organization for Architecture Hendee-Borg House in Sonoma California features a symmetrical sawtooth roof. The resulting impact provides a profile that is exacting balanced and perfectionist. The adaptive reuse of old structures is a wonderful way to save on both time and resources while keeping the rich heritage and past of the building alive.
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.
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.
Large windows bring in a certain sense of openness to the design of the contemporary structure while smart insulation keeps the winter chill away. The contrast between slate and cedar on the outside also helps shape a unique façade that lets the Watch Hill House stand out instantly with a personality of its own!
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.
This cabin in Blairgowrie Australia is by Maddison Architects and according to their notes on the space “Its supporting pre-fabricated skeletal frame appears influenced by the prevailing wind forces that shape the surrounding Moonah trees. The roof directly reflects the internal volume and the skeletal frame is fully exposed inside and out to convey a structural and architectural honesty.”
The use of cane for the false ceiling also creates some unique lighting patterns both during the daytime and after sunset. Beautiful pendants and dreamy ambient lighting add to the mesmerizing atmosphere inside the renovated beach house that fuses form and functionality in a creative contemporary fashion.