Villa Saudade, a modernist residence in Attard, Malta, is a unique example of how a family of 3 can live in comfort and style within a limited site. Designed by Chris Briffa Architects in 2020, this villa was built around a 100-year-old cypress tree and includes a series of sinuous volumes, a concrete-timber base, and apertures placed on all six sides of the building. By inverting the traditional layout with the sleeping areas located on the lower levels and living areas on the upper levels, the architects provided the family with a cozy and environmentally-friendly home.
Casa Bottega is a penthouse apartment located in Valletta, Malta, designed by Chris Briffa Architects in 2019.
The building functions as both a architectural practise and domicile, with the lower levels embracing the existing structure and features, and the penthouse being a contemporary counterpart. The penthouse sits on two pre-cast concrete beams, and provides expansive, liberating views of both harbours beyond. The living room doors pack up in a steel-unit, blurring the line between interior and exterior.
Discover an adventure in style and mood at Doma, a stunning stone house located in Valletta, Malta. Designed in 2022 by Chris Briffa Architects, this owner-architect townhouse boasts eight diverse rooms spread over four floors, each with its own identity, yet united by a common, sober concept.
From the oldest masonry ground floor to the newly built Nordic-inspired upper floors facing a sunny terrace, this house is a masterpiece of design and creativity.
Introducing The Mill House, a stunning fusion of traditional and modern design located in the charming village of Attard, Malta. Designed by Valentino Architects in 2022, this house seamlessly connects a cluster of Grade I and II Listed buildings, including a mill room dating back to the mid-to-late 16th century.
The design centers around an outdoor courtyard that serves as a connecting agent, allowing the separate living spaces to communicate with each other and the sun-soaked hearth of the home. A glazed walkway serves as a reflective layer of contrast between old and new, forming a lustrous perimeter along two internal facades. The walkway’s opacity changes throughout the day, creating different effects and views of the surrounding village. On the ground level, the dining and living areas look out to the courtyard, while tall cabinets punctuate the space, resembling minimalist boulders that double as doorways to tangential rooms.
Welcome to Old Theatre Townhouse in Valletta, Malta, a chic townhouse apartment designed by Valentino Architects in 2022.
Situated below the stunning Carmelite dome and St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral steeple, this property adds layers to the city’s design history. The design for this townhouse is centered around creating chromatically distinct levels of living, with light cascading in from the flanking streets at the end of each floor. Enter through a darkened hallway that builds sensory transition from outside to indoors, and enjoy a variety of color schemes on each floor.