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.
According to the architect Nerein Perera this Sri Lankan cabin was built with the local environment in mind. “The materials used are limited to steel timber and bamboo tats attempting to keep the lines thin as possible…keeping intervention on site minimal letting the natural ground the vegetation the run‐off of water to flow uninhibited.”
Wooden siding in a chevron pattern can be found on the first floor of this home but check out that tree bark that adds unforgettable flair to the second story! Metal planters on the ground mirror the dark tones of the bark. Ready to get traditional? Stucco can be found on the exteriors of some of today’s most charming homes like this lovely residence from Anne Decker Architects:
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.
The ranch-style design of Caterpillar House emphasizes its relatedness to the rolling countryside. By incorporating integrated photovoltaic panels award-winning residential design practice Feldman Architecture ensured the house was able to supply all of its own energy needs without any compromise to the elegant curve of its low roof. The roof also acts to provide shade from the hot California sun.
Currently under construction The Quest is a stunning midcentury-esque single-story dwelling designed by Ström Architects for two retired clients. Sited in Swanage UK the cantilevered home is a nod to contemporary modernism.
The entire villa was built taking into account the captivating backdrop and its design ensures that its footprint is kept to a minimum. Creating a harmonious synergy between contrasting design styles and elements this is a getaway that offers the best of both worlds!