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Architecture in the world - part 9

Ibiza Dream Residence Combining Spanish Architecture and Modern Design

The astonishing Ibiza in Spain was the perfect place to construct the bright Casa Jondal. Occupying 380 square meters, the residence captures the barrier between Spanish rustic style elements of architecture and modern design elements. Two large volumes were adjoined to shape a structure that displays concrete bricks on the outside and ceramic bricks on the inside.…

 
 

The Transformation of a Post-War House Into a Fantastic Residence

The Roberts Residence is one of those homes that received a total makeover, making it hard to recognise after the architects finished working on it. The post-war house that used to occupy the lot has been transformed into a freshly designed residence for a young family of four. All the spaces in the house – the master bedroom and…

 
 

Mind Challenge: Design a Home with Less Than 300$ !

Is it possible to build a functional home with just 300$? Architects and designers everywhere, this is a challenge that you shouldn’t easily overlook. ‘Why is that’, you ask? Because the prize for the 300 $ House competition is $25,000 in cash and scholarships. According to the official contest website, the idea to create a house on such…

 
 
 

Spectacular Home Especially Designed For An Active Couple: Flowing Lake Residence

Flowing Lake is a spectacular looking residence designed by David Vandervort Architects and located in Snohomish, Washington. The architects’ challenge was to build a home that would take full advantage of the lush green environment. Especially created for a young and active couple, Flowing Lake residence manages to maximize the opening towards the lake as well as…

 
 

Ecological, Friendly and Unconventional: Earth Homes by Vetsch Architektur

Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse is a residential area composed of nine unconventional homes and located in Dietikon, Switzerland. Here is a project description from Vetsch Architektur; The earth- covered houses are grouped centered around a small artificial lake with the entrance well hidden and integrated at the side of the settlement. That not just serves the completion of…

 
 

Opened to a Breathtaking Landscape: Casa Farellones in Chile

Casa Farellones was designed by dRN Architects and is located in a mountain valley, outside Santiago, Chille.  Accroding to the project developers, “the design proceeds from the particularities of the topography, its slope, its vegetation, its views and the requirements of the client. All these conditions allowed a new definition of the program for a single-family house and…

 
 

Luxurious Thailand Resort Featuring Beachfront Villas and Suites

Casa de la Flora Resort is located in a secluded ambiance near Phuket, Thailand. There are no words to describe the surroundings and anyone who has ever been in a place like this could tell you that it left him or her breathless. Featuring a series of differentiated beachfront pool villas and suites and a presidential suite, the resort offers…

 
 

World’s Most Imposing Wooden Structure: Metropol Parasol in Spain

The Metropol Parasol, Sevilla’s newest landmark, was completed in April 2011 and according to Yatzer, will serve as an archaeological site, will accommodate a farmers’ market, an elevated plaza as well as multiple bars and restaurants. The dimensions of this giant waffle-like structure are truly impressive: a building area of 5,000 square meters, a total floor area of…

 
 

Modern Chilean Residence Taking In the Spectacle of Nature

The modern residence was designed by Schmidt Aquitectos Asociados and is located in Lo Curro, Santiago. The gentle slope of the site is covered with a forest of eucalyptus trees planted 30 years ago and crossed by an irrigation canal. It faces north and has a front view of the southern slope of the hill…

 
 

Lucky Japanese Architecture: Clover House by Katsuhiro Miyamoto

Are you a superstitious person? Then may this residence with an interior resembling a four-leave clover bring you only fortunate inspiring moments. The highly original Clover House was designed by Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates and is located in Nishinomiya-City. According to the architects’ description, “a cloverleaf hall with 4.6 meters ceiling height is a common space for the…

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