About: Richard Misso

Recent Posts by Richard Misso

Determined by location – Sardinia

Set within the elements of the Sardinian landscape and rugged terrain of countless rocks and the wild inlet the original house took advantage of only one orientation. Architect Stefania Stera set her goal to create a house whose volumes would not alter the site but would serve to magnify it, in the finest tradition of Porto Cervo. Porto Cervo, begun in...

Social distancing at Domino Park – New York

We are loving New York's response to outdoor social distancing at Domino Park, located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhood. The waterfront park is one of the first in the city to devise a way for implementing social distancing by six feet (1.8 metres) – a procedure recommended by the CDC and government to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The design comprises a series of white circles...

Beach house perfection – Mexico

The house I never new I needed, Bautista House was developed on a narrow beachfront lot in the Sian Ka’an biosphere, near Tulum, in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Designed by PRODUCTORA the entire build was cast in an organic blue colour concrete, which reacts over time to its exposure to the sun and its position in the house, creating tones that range...

Writers retreat – Brazil

Built to be a writers retreat set in the middle of nature in Petrópolis, Brazil the building was designed under the symbolic meaning of a cave. The symbolism of the cave suggests shelter, self-knowledge, return to basics, reflection, pregnancy, growth, freedom through thought of ancient mythologies. Designed by Architectare, the shape of the construction was defined by the small...

Music hall house – Sydney

Located in Paddington , Sydney on the end of a strip of terrace houses dating back to the 1880s, the Concert Hall House is a highly personalised response to the clients brief for space where music can take centre stage. Pandolfini Architects reimagined the potential of this compact inner-city terrace whilst providing dramatic interior spaces, reminiscent of great music...

Casa La Vida – Mexico

A stone wall and lush greenery conceal Casa La Vida from the road and reveal the dry palm roof known as a palapa. They are commonly used in the region because they provide shelter, allow for natural ventilation and reduce solar absorption. In Casa La Vida, the palapa separates the residence's two volumes. One structure houses the open kitchen and dining room while a large...

Hunkered into the landscape – Sunshine Beach

Located overlooking the pristine beaches of Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia, the house’s sculptural forms and the burrowed nature of its siting was a response to the site’s challenges and the client brief. Concrete arches as a structural form, minimised the need for internal columns and maximised the open spans for windows. They also produced complex shapes, high ceilings, the opportunity to create interestingly shaped organic...

No longer neglected – Amsterdam

The creative director of design studio Framework has turned a neglected 19th-century warehouse in Amsterdam into a fun but elegant family home for his wife and two children. The house is located along the waters of the city's Prinsengracht in the historic building which has over the years fallen into a state of almost complete ruin, but owner Thomas Geerlings – founder of local design studio...

White Diamond House – Mexico

In the affluent neighbourhood of Bosques de las Lomas in Mexico City, architecture firm Taller Aragones has designed a spacious, all-white Modernist home Rombo IV. Characterized by its impressive geometric forms and open plan layout, Rombo, meaning rhombus in English, refers to the diamond-shaped design of the house. As its name implies, ‘Rombo IV’ is the fourth in a series...

Following emotion – Mykonos

Set in Mykonos and blessed with unobstructed views of the sun setting over the island of Delos in the Aegean Sea, Athens-based architecture practice K-Studio took a different approach to design by building a house where “form follows emotion rather than function”. A house that unfolds around an outdoors living area that can be used throughout the day...

Recent Comments by Richard Misso