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.
Do not be fooled by the name though as this secondary dwelling can be used by other members of the family as well and is often turned into a guest house or a home studio/office space. Located in the beautiful suburb of The Gap this lovely one-bedroom granny flat was designed by Baahouse + Baastudio.
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.
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.
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…
The horizontal plane of this modern roof structure acts to cover a beautiful bright and spacious pavilion setting that overlooks the surrounding Andes mountain ranges and Santuario de la Naturaleza Valley. Set in Las Condes Santiago in Chile and designed by Max Núñez Arquitectos the pavilion is a space for repose and respite providing a reassuringly tranquil haven.
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.