interiors

Surfers’ haven – Bondi

A “Bombora” is an indigenous Australian term, possibly with its origin in the ‘Dharuk’ language spoken in the Sydney region, to describe a wave breaking over a shallow reef or sandbank that has been adopted into Australian surf culture. This house, built in a mixed and densely packed street located just a stone’s throw from the Bondi Beach is an homage to that surfers’ haven;...

Freedom of movement – Brazil

“Casa Joy” is a project developed by Rodrigo Ferreira, a young architect from central Brazil, deeply connected to the integration of nature and design and to then use of light. This modern concrete, glass and timber villa was built for an unconventional, cultured active lady on her mid 70s and her family, to serve as a retreat and...

Expression of a modern cabin

El Barrial is a property away from the city, the noise and stress. A place where family can reconnect and relax, set in the middle of the forest on a hill with panoramic views of an infinite valley of trees and mountains of Nuevo León. Designed by Mura Design Studio it is impossible not to be captivated by the views through the large windows that...

Midcentury summer home – USA

Rill Architects revived this 1962 midcentury modern summer home located on Gibson Island on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States.Retaining much of the vision by the original architect, the late Ulrich Franzen, the home boasts a thin roofline and eight columns of steel. This robust frame allows for a lack of load bearing exterior...

A sense of openness – Mexico

Christian Magaldi is a Mexican architect living in Miami with deep roots in his Mexican homeland. This modern concrete and wood villa is a retreat for a childhood friend and his family in the gated community of Merida on the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. In a unique departure from conventional homes this house has no front door since access...

Following the curve – Glebe Australia

Chenchow Little are renowned for pushing creative boundaries and creating quality innovative homes. The site for the Glebe House is elevated above a sandstone cliff face and overlooks the Sydney city skyline. Located in the inner city suburb of Glebe known for its Victorian terrace houses and narrow streets. The existing dilapidated cottage on the site was demolished...

House in a meadow – Switzerland

This stand-alone house is located on a generous lush meadow which forms the upper boundary of a vineyard. A sequence of rooms consisting of entrance, hall, and courtyard set the stage for the primary axis in the direction of the vineyard and the lake and are the starting point for a symmetrical layout. The new building meticulously designed by Think Architecture...

Arthur Casas reworks a Brownstone – NY

New York Brownstone’s are much loved and revered terraces houses lined up on long and narrow parcels of land. This Brownstone House renovation and refurbishment by Studio Arthur Casas seeks to respect the historical character and offer a practical, contemporary and technological solution for an extensive program distributed over its six floors. Yes, that’s right, I said six! The...

Midcentury revival – San Francisco

Five years after commissioning Framestudio to remodel their previous home, their clients contacted the studio about a dramatic hillside midcentury home with commanding views of Mount Diablo. The 1958 home had suffered from unsympathetic alterations over the years, not the least of which: falling victim to decades of decorating trends. The house called Ridgewood is located in Alamo, a suburb 20 miles east of San Francisco,...