In the bustling tourist town of Cariló, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Estudio Galera introduces the Pingüino House. As a contemporary vacation house, this 2022 architectural masterpiece prioritizes flexible living spaces and evolving needs over traditional design norms.
Steeped in the woodwork heritage of Pinamar city, it showcases a fresh take on design while echoing the region’s deep-rooted aesthetics.
Immerse yourself in Shift House, a modern Spanish vacation gem designed by Nomo Studio in 2022. Located on the pristine island of Menorca, renowned for its unparalleled Mediterranean views, this architectural marvel exhibits a harmonious blend of solid and translucent designs, elevated terraces, and luxe interiors that echo the serene beach vibes of its surroundings.
Dive into the allure of Residence of the Boss, Pucciocollodoro Architetti‘s newest masterpiece located in Palermo, the vibrant heart of Sicily, Italy.
Transformed into an exquisite holiday home, this architectural jewel merges contemporary flair with classic Sicilian tradition, boasting a design that spans 35 square meters (377 square feet) of pure elegance and efficiency.
Embark on a visual journey of the Coral House, a remarkable vacation home designed by de Reus Architects in 2022. Nestled in Maui County, Hawaii, this sanctuary ingeniously blends contemporary design with the area’s unique coastal charm. Boasting of a minimalist aesthetic, the home celebrates a harmonious relationship with nature, optimal living spaces, and culturally rich interior detailing, while setting the bar high with its LEED Silver certification.
Unveiling the Pinwheel: a masterpiece of prefab design, brought to life in the picturesque hills of Luino, Italy. In just six months, designer Jacopo Mascheroni has curated a custom, one-story wood house that harmonizes effortlessly with the breathtaking surrounds of Lake Maggiore.
Harnessing the principles of futuristic architecture, Pinwheel is an ode to efficient design, blending seamlessly into the verdant oak forests that mark the region’s Swiss border.
Welcome to the House of Mountain Birds, a vacation retreat nestled in Beijing’s mountains, designed by the creative team at Chaoffice. This dynamic project transforms a compact 100 square meter site (around 1076 square feet) into a 165 square meter sanctuary (around 1776 square feet), that merges nature with innovative design.
The home’s distinctive design dissolves boundaries and brings inhabitants closer to the natural world, offering breathtaking views and intimate connections with the surrounding wilderness.
Welcome to House in Baião, a contemporary vacation house located in Portugal. Built upon ancient ruins, Traço Alternativo designed this house to blend in with the bucolic green setting while preserving the memory of the preexisting house.
Natural wood was used as the privileged material for both structure and coverings, inside and out, creating its own language and innovating with its simple, raw beauty. With its wood details, contrasts between wood and concrete and the feeling of comfort and order that the wooden ceilings create, House in Baião is the perfect wooden refuge.
Villa Messenia, designed in 2021 by Block722, is a luxury vacation home located in Messenia, Greece.
This stunning residence blends the elegance of a chic urban retreat with the all-natural feel and openness of an idyllic getaway. Situated on a generous, sloped, seaside plot and surrounded by native Mediterranean vegetation, Villa Messenia is the perfect place for a family getaway. Spanning 310 sq. m (3,335 sq. ft), the house is arranged across three floors, featuring two living areas, a large dining room, a professional kitchen, and 8 bedrooms.
The interior composition is built around the clean yet warm and textured organic minimalism that defines Block722’s work, utilizing dark and light timber, natural stone, terrazzo floors, marble, metal and soft white walls. Custom-designed furniture pieces, handmade craft-led items, and specially commissioned pieces such as rope wall art further add a bespoke touch to the property.