This cabin, located in the Boulder Mountains in Colorado, USA, has a total area of 2,760 ft2 and was constructed by Renée del Gaudio in 2013. One look at the spectacular vistas, which include a 360º view of the mountains, and we’re left without any doubts that this is a more than beautiful location.
This house located in a beach area in Buenos Aires, Argentina was built as a holiday residence for its owners by Estudio Galera on a plot of over 1,000 m2. Its exterior, made of stone, concrete, and glass walls, hides in a lush forest that shelters and gives it privacy.
When you live in a climate that’s pleasant and warm all year round, you’ve got the perfect scenario for a stunning open concept home. With every building that adopts an open concept, however, the challenge is to find innovative ways to still provide the residents with enough privacy to make them feel comfortable and safe in their daily lives. As with anything, a license to get creative in one feature opens doors for unique decor and design elsewhere in the home as well. KAP-House is a shining example of what we mean.
This peculiar home built by Fujiwaramuro Architects in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan enjoys beautiful wooden walls on its exterior, as well as a planted walkway outside of the home. The home’s most unique feature is the rounded-shape earthen floor that begins at its garden and continues into the house.
Perkins+Will created in this apartment a sophisticated, and at the same time comfortable, space, fulfilling in this way the wishes of the residents-to-be. This apartment located in São Paulo, Brazil was remodeled in 2015, with wood as its principal element, giving it sobriety and elegance.
Many homes that incorporate a slightly rustic aesthetic tend to be very grand and feature statement pieces. You might enjoy the emphasis on whining wood finishes and the natural setting of the home but actually prefer a structure and decor scheme that manages to be somehow more understated in its rustic resplendence. Some designers seek to achieve that by sticking to natural textiles and materials in the building and decor, but also adoption a sort of minimalist chic shape and detail, skipping the pomp and circumstance in favour of simplicity. That’s exactly what the creators of Casa M sought to do!
Have you ever thought about what a house made entirely from concrete might look like, or perhaps about what kind of decor scheme might suit something as unique as a concrete house? Personally, we’d never actually seen a house made of concrete and when we imagined such a thing, we pictured it being cold, dark, and not necessarily pleasant for making a home in. The moment we saw pictures of Concrete House, however, we completely changed our tune and saw the beauty in such an unconventional idea!
MARTaK Passive House is a cabin created by Baosol Arquitectos in 2016, covering an area of 130 square feet. As it is located in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6,800 feet, during the harsh Colorado winters we can find it bathed in a thick layer of white snow – a spectacular sight.
Built on a sloped landscape, this wonderful home of wooden walls and ample gardens was designed by the architectural firm arches and is located in Vilnius, Lithuania. The home is surrounded by terraces and its walls are made of glass, which allows us to have a broad view of the grand gardens that envelop it, whether one is inside or outside.