Under the Top, a posh residence located in Prague, Czech Republic, underwent a complete renovation with a modernist design style by No Architects this year.
This historicizing style villa was originally built over a century ago and was in need of an upgrade to keep up with the times. The renovation included a complete technical modernisation, a change of layout, and the incorporation of the clients’ individual life experiences and inspirations. The interior now features a direct connection between the kitchen and the garden, two additional rooms and a bathroom, as well as air-water heat pump for hot water and heating, as well as underfloor heating for thermal stability and comfort.
Casa Tulum, located in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico, designed by Zozaya Arquitectos in 2018, is a residence that blends in with the natural landscape of the area. Configured from three bungalow-like volumes, the project offers a play of voids between them, creating patios, terraces, and gardens all interconnected by walkways and staircases, leading to the main pool. Constructed with regional materials and a warm color palette, the house respects the local environment while creating an inviting atmosphere.
Located in the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside, near Peterborough, Follyfield is an 18th-century traditional stone residence which has recently been renovated by London-based architecture practice Studio McW.
This multi-stage renovation saw the addition of three gabled extensions which blended contemporary architecture with the region’s rural vernacular. These additions, along with the large garden designed by Claire Greener Landscapes, have created a cosmopolitan sensibility to the home while celebrating the clients’ city connection and local ties.
Follyfield is a perfect example of Studio McW’s sensitivity to natural materials, and showcases the firm’s flexibility and capability to undertake projects across traditional and modern architecture at scale.
Welcome to the House of Serenity, a traditional Korean house designed by Studio Gaon located in Yangsan-si, South Korea.
This beautiful and elegant house is located in the vicinity of the historic Tongdosa Temple, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is surrounded by fascinating pine trees and breathtaking landscapes. This house provides a unique relationship to the land with a sense of awe, and features modern lightweight wooden structure to bring out the traditional feeling of Hanok (Korean traditional house) and various gardens to all directions.
Welcome to Casa Lorena, an exquisite house located in the historic downtown of Mérida, Mexico. It has been designed by Workshop: Diseño y Construcción in 2021, combining traditional and modern elements.
The house was once a large property from the beginning of the 20th century, however, it was divided several times and now consists of only 4.5 meters front. Yet, it’s still full of history and charm, with Decauville beams brought from France, white quartz central island, blue pasta tiles coverings, wooden roof structure with Marseille clay tiles, exposed stones and a small pool. Casa Lorena is a perfect oasis of tranquility surrounded by nature and pastel colors, inviting us to take a journey to a simpler time.
Devyni Architektai has created a unique retreat – a man cave in Švenčionys, Lithuania. Built in 2022, this traditional barn-style house features a gable roof and small floor area, as well as a sliding window system which allows to expand the functionality of this cozy place. Local materials were used for construction and decoration, such as wood from the surrounding wood workshops, and craftsmanship from local craftsmen. The interior is simple, but beautiful – plywood material emphasizes the simplicity of the building’s purpose and function.
Located in a picturesque landscape, surrounded by natural meadows, this retreat is the perfect place to escape city noise and enjoy the peace of nature.
Introducing BD Houses – a unique set of three twin-houses located in Sintra, Portugal, designed by Esquissos – Arquitectura e Consultoria.
This project is a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary design styles, providing an innovative and modern look to the traditional Portuguese architecture. The houses are designed in a way to ensure the privacy of the outdoor spaces and connect to the landscape harmoniously. The use of slabs creates a relationship between the street and the houses, minimizing the impact on the surroundings.
Sintra, known for its outstanding natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, is the perfect location for these exquisite BD Houses.
108ERA is a stunning stone farmhouse located in Granera, Spain. Designed by Vallribera Arquitectes in 2022, this traditional real estate offers the perfect blend of old and new.
With its back to the street and half underground, the house is surrounded by woodlands and a garden that hides beneath a large oak tree. Inside, the building maintains its structure of loadbearing walls, preserving the existing distribution of bedrooms and creating large openings on the south façade to blur the boundaries between the inside and outside. The walls are restored using local stone, and the roof collects rainwater for irrigation of the garden.