American architect Johnston Marklee has designed Round House, a circular house with a paddling pool on the roof, a holiday home in Spain for Solo Houses.
The tree house winds down around the trees, cinching itself in to get around the sumac which sits centrally and breathing out again to accommodate a generous bedroom and bathroom below the eucalyptus.
A new typology of ‘landed housing apartments’, with lofty ceilings, pool terraces and auto-sliding gates/garden windows allowing owners control over the degree of privacy and views.
Nature, natural light and air move through four interlocking boxes, the negative space at their centre forms a ‘Zen’ garden for inward private and reflective times.
A one storey building with a pitched roof adjacent to the parents house which lowers its height towards them keeping its privacy and sky views.
Flower House in Porto, is a refurbished traditional house, featuring a beautiful sculptural carved floor surface unifying spaces in a flowing continuum.
The renovation of a house located in Vincennes, within the radius which surrounds the Château de Vincennes, a radius monitored by architects of historical monuments.
The house appears as a horizontal element inserted in a forest clearing, arranged in quadrants defined by the intersection of two main circulation axis.
A beautiful wooden mask, one of the many layers of the façade, shields the residency from the busy city centre.
Unique modern design, rising from the sand dunes a few meters away from the best Portuguese beach.
The architects’ ambition was to provide a series of new domestic spaces that were pulled together as a whole by a new staircase and voids between the different levels to create a psychologically expanded space.
The ‘Turnaround House’ turns to face the sun. A transformative residential extension opening up to the courtyard.
‘Engawa’, the Japanese veranda as a vehicle of connecting and renegotiating the boundary between the inside and the outside space.
A volume in which the horizontality prevails and that the image of earthen construction does prevail by partially burying the lower floor level, in contrast with the verticality of the existing trees.
The house is transformed into continuous open-concept spaces in which natural light makes a soft voyage and exaggerates the length of the rooms.
A prototype shelter for cyclists, a movable construction that can open up cross-country cycling.
The extruded zigzag balconies engage in a game of shadows with the sun allowing it to penetrate deeply to the interior of the flats.
A spatial sequence in relation to the landscape generates diverse activities by placing three volumes along the contour lines and integrating the two existing trees into the design.
The architects kept the built form above street level as ground-hugging as possible by making the roofs appear as folds and peels in the landscape.
The architects turned the landscape into a ‘house’ through designing an architectural structure conceived as a machine that could visually trap the surrounding nature.
The clever use of half-floors allowed great visual amplitudes and dynamic interconnections between spaces and lots of extra square metres.
A cross-formed corridor carries the public spaces while the private ones occupy its four corners creating a square. All is viewed through the void above where the playroom is.
Joao Morgado captures the tension between the house and garden, obtained through the creation of ‘balconies’ that are intentionally higher than needed.
The use of fare faced concrete runs throughout the design and is highlighted in the interior by dark wooden details.
The house would replace the missing mountain that was scraped away, but not as a mountain, but a shadow or negative of the rock; what was found once the rock was removed, a hard glinting obsidian shard.
A sculptural stairwell is ‘inserted’ playing with the scale of the house while creating new spatial relationships and acknowledging the importance of light. Jose Campos adds another layer of abstraction through his photographs.
Four boxes integrate indoors and outdoors. Designed to produce large overhangs, the concrete boxes act as grate shades devices for the tropical climate.
Large openings eliminate the presence of windows transforming the house into an enormous concrete porch that provides continuity between the outside and inside.
The large hipped roof, which is the main design feature, accommodates the attic while offering the living room its double volume.
A rather peculiar exterior reveals an intriguing interior . Its design is a result of the knowledge of the value of space, the weather conditions and the qualities of wood.
Rectangular cantilevered volumes like ‘eyes’ catch the best views of the ocean.
Three undulating forms rest on the slope and stretch overhanging the landscape.