Finding refuge in nature is increasingly becoming the most preferred way forward when it comes to design of suburban homes. Nestled on a secluded lot in Brazil and overlooking river Arroio Pelotas this cantilevered contemporary home gleefully embraces the landscape around it.
The small mountaintop village of in the mountains of Andalusia Spain has a reputation of attracting artists and musicians from far and wide with its scenic landscape breathtaking views and idyllic backdrop. It is barely a surprise then that the Single Family House For a Painter designed by DTR_Studio Architect offers the perfect refuge and a relaxing hangout for a renowned painter Joseba Sanchez Zabaleta.
Get past the striking rammed earth walls at the entrance and you see a large and beautiful living space that feels even more airy thanks to the sixteen foot high ceiling. Kitchen and dining room sit on one side of this grand living area along with the study spaces while the master bedroom wing is place on the other side.
A Nørkær+Poulsen Architects design the fabulous Danish home brings classic Scandinavian design principles to a modern home that needs to brave harsh coastal weather while creating comfortable living space.
Elegant little additions like the sliding barn door at the entrance and the bespoke illuminated wooden stairway give you an early indication of what to expect inside. The living area acquires more flexibility thanks to the use of glass walls with a dark frame which can easily delineate spaces when needed. Different shades of gray lend a sense of sophistication to the open living space even as the new kitchen and dining zone in white effortlessly flows into the lush green courtyard outside.
There is something incredibly cool and cheerful about contemporary Spanish homes that gives them a relaxing cheerful appeal with a dash of Mediterranean panache. Nestled in a gorgeous neighborhood of Finestrat Alicante Spain is one such elegant and luxurious modern residence where expansive outdoors and casual hangouts shape the interior Designed by Gestec a series of gardens a luxurious pool and outdoor dining and living spaces welcome the homeowners here. It is the contemporary pool deck space and the fabulous landscape that flow into the lower level living area giving it both color and personality.
A carefully planned entryway leading to the living area relies on a series of half-story stairways that break up the steep gradient and create a more fluid transition. This also creates several different levels for the various volumes of the home utilizing the available space to hilt.