Casa Piuca: Transforming a Tuscan Farmhouse in Italy

A modern, minimalist pavilion with clean lines, a flat roof, and glass walls overlooking a lush garden.

In the rolling countryside of Treviso, Italy, Scattola Simeoni Architetti have transformed a former farmhouse into a captivating modern residence. The Casa Piuca project, designed in 2020, seamlessly blends traditional elements like stone frames and a wooden roof with contemporary features, creating a harmonious living space. Large openings frame the surrounding pastoral landscape, while a new orthogonal structure helps to recompose the home’s internal courtyard in a traditional rural style.

Oceanus: Modernizing a Midcentury Home in Los Angeles

FeaturedSpacious open-concept living room with modern furniture, natural materials, and expansive windows.

Architect Donald Luckenbill, a senior architect at the practice of Paul Rudolph, completed work on Oceanus House, a stunning modernist residence situated atop Mount Olympus in Los Angeles, United States, in 1992.

Good Project Company was tasked with a thoughtful modernization of the property, employing a reductive detailing strategy to emphasize the home’s striking horizontality and the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living areas.

The Shelter: A “Shelter in the Landscape” – Facade’s Masterpiece in Kato Kastritsi

FeaturedThe Shelter: A “Shelter in the Landscape” – Facade’s Masterpiece in Kato Kastritsi

Designed in 2022, The Shelter is a ground-floor residence with a basement located in Kato Kastritsi, Greece. Conceived by renowned architect Façade, this linear shell-like structure acts as a “fault line” bisecting the plot, dividing the inactive olive grove from the residents’ relaxation area.

The building’s geometry, orientation, and transparency create a seamless connection between the interior and the surrounding natural environment, embodying the essence of a true “shelter” in the landscape.

WSB: Luxury Apartment Renovation by PLUS ULTRA in Milan

Warm, cozy living room with wood shelving, plush orange sofa, and potted plant.

Situated in the heart of Italy, the captivating WSB apartment project by PLUS ULTRA studio showcases a harmonious blend of refined elegance and inviting warmth. This 190 sqm penthouse, part of the recently revamped Borletti factory complex in Milan, embodies the client’s desire for a versatile living space that seamlessly balances intimate domesticity and sophisticated entertaining.

Xixi Wetland Estate: Pritzker Laureate’s Masterful Residence in Hangzhou

Spacious modern living room with natural stone walls, leather sofas, and minimalist decor.

Xixi Wetland Estate, a captivating residential project in Hangzhou, China, showcases the innovative design of Pritzker laureate David Chipperfield. Blending seamlessly with the natural landscape, the volcanic rock structure creates a striking counterpoint to the serene wetland environment. This collaboration between Huang Zhiyong Design and the homeowner explores the harmonious relationship between habitation and nature, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Rockhaven: Figurr Architects Collective’s Cabin-Inspired Masterpiece

FeaturedLarge windows overlooking lush forest provide ample natural light in this modern, open-concept interior.

Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Memphremagog in Quebec, Canada, the Rockhaven Country Residence by Figurr Architects Collective is a stunning 4,800-square-foot, four-bedroom house that seamlessly blends modern design with the natural beauty of its surroundings.

Designed in 2023, this house is a retreat that offers unobstructed views of the lake and engages with the surrounding forest, providing the homeowners with a cozy and sophisticated haven.

Apartment 114S: Bloco Arquitetos’ Modernist Masterpiece

Stylish living room with eclectic mix of vintage and modern furnishings, hardwood floors.

Apartment 114S, a three-bedroom residence in Brasília, Brazil, underwent a complete renovation by the local design firm BLOCO Arquitetos. The project aimed to transform the apartment into a central gathering space for the young couple, merging the kitchen, dining, and living areas.

Inspired by the distinctive features of Brazilian modernist architecture, the design enhances the spatial integration and structural ingenuity that define Brasília’s iconic architectural style.