Welcome to the Newport Houses in Brisbane, Australia, a pair of two-story waterfront homes designed by Jasper Brown Architects in 2020.
Nestled in the stunning Newport near Redcliffe, these contemporary homes feature a continuous gently sloping roof that falls to the west, giving each house a distinct spatial character. Between the two houses is a communal courtyard, while a wet-edge pool blends seamlessly into its lakefront surroundings. Inside, a sunken living area with deep-set built-in lounge seat in marshmallow pink leather is sure to catch the eye, while copper surfaces add warmth to the bedroom retreat on the first-floor level.
Casa Z is a two-story house located on one of the highest hills in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Designed by Zozaya Arquitectos in 2018, it is a minimalist concrete house with large, rich social spaces, perfect for enjoying the beautiful panoramic views and the climate of the region. Its infinity pool reflects the ocean and creates a sensation of flow, and its use of essential materials such as concrete, steel, local limestone and bamboo perfectly blends modern and tropical styles.
Water’s Edge is a breathtaking contemporary residence designed by Swaback Architects + Planners in 2019. Located in Clark County, Nevada, this stunning property offers a personal expression of home design with visual and physical connections to the lake.
From the custom-designed gate to the oversized entry door, Water’s Edge welcomes visitors with a specific, planned arrival sequence. The layered roof with large overhangs protects from the harsh summer sun while the high clerestory windows allow natural light to flood the interior. The orientation of the home captures stunning views of the lake, close and distant mountains, and the golf course from all main livable spaces.
The great room, entertainment/game room, and master suite offer an indoor-outdoor living experience with large sliding glass doors that expand the interior space into the surrounding beauty. The second level features a terrace with spectacular views of the lake and beyond, and each upper level bedroom shares the same amazing views.
Welcome to Twisted Detached House, an iconic two-story residence located in Indonesia. This house, designed by Phidias Indonesia in 2021, provides an exceptional combination of contemporary design and spectacular use of building materials and colors.
With its twisting second floor, this house creates a unique corner statement in the neighborhood. Inside, the house features living room, dining room, one bedroom, inner court, three more bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a small rooftop on the third floor. All of these spaces are illuminated by natural light, providing an amazing spatial experience.
Located in the coveted Happy Valley, Lafayette Residence is a luxurious single-family home designed by Swaback Architects + Planners in 2019.
This collaboration of an extraordinary team of talent showcases approximately 6,680 square feet of single-level living space, featuring five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, an office, and a great room with a gourmet kitchen, casual dining, and family room areas. The open concept design flows seamlessly to the amazing outdoor spaces that include a centered courtyard, loggia, sprawling patio, (17.7m x 17.7m) pool, spa and gardens, as well as a detached guest/pool house.
Yamacha House, a single-family residence designed by I/O Architects, is located in Haskovo, Bulgaria, near one of the town parks.
This 2022 designed house, with its majestic green roof, blends naturally into its surroundings, while the wooden skeleton of the roof and oversized lamp dominate the interior spaces. The L-shaped structure is open to the park, with large-scale glazing, and closed to the street and town with a series of stone-clad and solid masonry planes, leaving only narrow gaps and the double-height entrance door.
Set in the Sintra-Cascais National Park near Praia Grande beach in Colares, Portugal, House in Praia Grande is the perfect blend of a built structure and nature. Designed by Atelier Data in 2022, the house takes advantage of the existing pine trees, sun orientation, and topography, resulting in a volumetric composition of different volumes and a central clearing with a water plane. The project also incorporates a set of ecological principles, such as the use of sustainable wood and natural materials, to ensure the longevity and quality of the solutions.
Halwina Hideaway is a wooden mountain hotel located in Vorarlberg, Austria, designed with modern elegance by Baumeister Jürgen Haller in 2021.
Nestled in a clearing surrounded by vast forests and mountains, Halwina was built with great sensitivity and according to old craftsmanship. Its traditional gable roof volume is intended to continue the proportions of the typical building form of the area, while its cladding and window openings break up its facade and make it more interesting.
The interior is a combination of classic Bregenzerwald architecture and modern touches, creating a cozy atmosphere for visitors.