Archive for September, 2012

Sweden designed by architect John Pawson.

This home in Sweden designed by architect John Pawson for Fabien Baron is mouth watering. Can’t think of anything that we would change. Truly an inspiration for the modern minimalist.


House in Camps Bay by Luis Mira Architect.

Cape Town, South Africa, Project by: Luis Mira Architect

The house is used as a holiday home by a single person, who often invites guest to stay. So, it needed to be a space that could be used as a controlled studio with the feel of being open, as well as to be able to morph into private and individual spaces when the house is full of visitors. The privileged position of the land and the generous climate of Cape Town informed the design process with precision, as it would be an imperative client’s brief that called for ‘all rooms of the house with a sea view’.


Kuramathi Island Resort in Rasdhoo Atoll, Maldives.

Located on Kuramathi Island in the Maldives, Kuramathi Island Resort is ideally located with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

This resort is comprised of 290 villas of various sizes and has been designed with preference for natural materials and ocean inspired color schemes.


Outdoor Kitchen in Le Marche Villa by Wespi de Meuron Architekten.

Cove 3 House by SAOTA and Antoni Associates.

Cape Town-based studio SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects has designed the Cove 3 project in collaboration with Antoni Associates, situated in The Cove at Pezula Estate outside Knysna, on the West Coast of South Africa, this family home enjoys sea views to the East and South.

Adaptive Re-use + Heritage Hunters Hill By Tanner Architects.

With the objective of creating a new residential ensemble that allowed the historic character of ‘Lyndcote’ to be strengthened, this project refined several awkward additions that had occurred over many years. Through the amalgamation of two sites, there was the opportunity to recapture some of the original landscape setting and improve the connection between the interior of the house to the garden.


Waterfront House Coogee by MPR Design Group.

Project: Waterfront House Coogee, Location: Coogee,  GFA: 550m2, Date: 2010

Casual family retreat on a double block of ocean front land. Strong, primitive, architectural influences and bespoke construction.


The Pool Shophouse By FARM And KD Architects.

Blue Palace Resort & Spa in Crete.

The Blue Palace Resort & Spa in Crete is nothing if not appropriately named. Blue skies, blue seas and shimmering blue pools lend the resort a soothing, ethereal quality.


Terrace pool with view!

Houseboat – ‘O’ DE SQUISITO by X Architects.

X-Architects closely collaborated with Leen Vandaele, interior architect, to create a houseboat that inventively combines the nautical lifestyle of relaxation and enjoyment with crisp architectural tectonics. The fundamental structure of the floating home is created from two catamaran beams (for stability), stainless steel and glass. The layout of the structure, which is 20 meters by 6.7 meters, includes an upper deck containing a concealed kitchen, living room and an informal dining area. The Lower deck houses the bedrooms, bathroom and steering cabin. It also features a terrace, with spiral staircase access, that can be used as a sun deck. The interior is a blend of soft white tones, with contemporary furniture and chic bathroom fittings adding to the modern yet cozy ambiance. The architectural lighting makes this boat house more striking in the evening while it glides smoothly along the lucid waters of Mina Seyahi.


Miami Beach Residence by Luis Bosch.

Voelklip House by SAOTA and ANTONI ASSOCIATES.

Cape Town-based studio SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects has designed the Voelklip House project in collaboration with Antoni Associates. Completed in 2009, this two story contemporary home is located in Hermanus, a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The brief called for a beach house suitable for a family of four, on a vacant site in Voelklip, Hermanus, Western Cape, RSA. The site is a long thin rectangular subdivision stretching from the sun facing street and mountain side to the undulating tree tops of the milkwoods and fynbos and the coastline on the South.

The gently sloping site presented the opportunity for a split-level living space allowing lounge, dining to be placed above the bedrooms on the ground level, all enjoying dramatic sea views. The double volume family room and kitchen form the heart of the home and form the connection between the sea facing accommodation and the internal sunny terraces, pool and garden. The main garden courtyard functions as a large wind free and sunny outdoor entertainment environment.

Materials were selected to enhance the beach-house character of the building while at the same time adding touches of sophisticated detail: white cement screed floors to the public circulation areas; lime washed oak floors to the lounge, dining area and lower-ground floor bedrooms; off shutter concrete ceilings; and external timber decks and pergolas, cladding, screens and shutters providing security, privacy and protection.



Bathroom design ideas.

15/09/2012 1 comment

Bathroom with large transparent glass windows:

Attic bathroom:

Relaxing bath with sea views:

White outdoor with walled sofà.

Attic Bathroom.

Outdoor space design.

Outdoor multilevel space:

Take your relaxing time on the terrace:

Outdoor living with pool:

Rieteiland House, Netherlands.

Architects: Hans van Heeswijk Architects
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Photographs: Imre Csany/Csany Studio

According to the architects: “The front of this waterside house, on the recently developed neighbourhood of LJburg east of Amsterdam, is clad in perforated aluminium panels, the rear is entirely glazed, so that residents can watch the sun set. Some of these panels are positioned behind windows and can be opened automatically to allow light to enter. The waterfront façade, by contrast, is completely open and orientated to the view. On the second floor, part of the volume is omitted to create space for a screened roof terrace. Typical of Van Heeswijk’s designs is the application of ‘timeless’ materials such as glass, steel, concrete and wood.


Kitchen design.

Kitchen in Open House by EAT Architects:

Kitchen in Le Marche Villa by Wespi de Meuron Architekten:

Kitchen in Nieuwegrach House by Rocha Tombal Archictects:

Attic Living Design.

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