Tag Archives: beach house

The topless house

Located on the Atlantic coast in France, the topless house replaces a dilapidated veranda formerly adjoining the main beachside holiday home. A small architectural gem, it offers its users multiple spatial configurations. Equipped with a removable roof, it reveals itself letting in the first rays of sunshine of the day. The roof overhang, defying the laws of gravity, acts as a cap extending...

Where two worlds meet

AD 23 House was created to receive two families + guests, where they could live together independently. Located facing the sea, in Canela, Chile, this project achieves to highlight the two contiguous worlds: the sea and the dunes. Designed by Apio architects, the south facade, closed and continuous, protects from the wind and surrounds the central space....

An environmental response

House of calm on a windswept promontory sitting on the promontory of this windswept dune and rock peninsula in the Western Cape, South Africa, a modern dwelling that maximises views of the ocean and mountains was erected several years ago. Jenny Mills Architects were challenged by this Atlantic Ocean house design and were briefed to adopt a starkly exposed...

Summer holiday house

In the summer holidays, instead of sending their children to life skills training schools, the family returns to the countryside to build a house for their children to play and build friendships with local children in the countryside. The father was born in the countryside of Phu Yen, grew up to study, work and live in the city, and would return to the...

Chestnut farm – UK

Chestnut farm is located in New Forest National Park, Hampshire , United Kingdom. The house is designed to enhance the well-being of the owners by creating a direct relationship with the landscape as you move through the building. The building is highly insulated and its orientation is maximised to benefit from solar gain. Positioned above the landscape requiring no concrete in construction, the house can be...

Informed by haciendas – Mexico

Casa Duraznos is the natural result of a series of casual and organic connections. For starters and considering that the project is in an urban area of Zapopan, Mexico, the terrain had a very unique shape that allowed V Taller to think and visualise a project without an entrance façade. Thus, the entrance was transformed into a promenade experience that...

Beach-side living. Manly

Located in Manly, one of Sydney’s Northern beaches, this duplex emphasises casual beach-side living with a strong connection to the external environment. Sitting in one of Manly’s leafiest streets the house enjoys optimal views to the surrounding areas, maximising the cross flow of natural breezes from its elevated position. Designed by DKO Architects, the building’s materials draw inspiration from...

Creating opportunities – Revisited

Crisp House involved the transformation of a modest 1.5-bedroom brick veneer cottage into a light-filled, environmentally inclusive home for a young family of 6. Located in Manly, Australia, a calming palette with considered resolve settles the home into its complex context with a sophisticated arrangement of architectural prospect and refuge. Designed by buckandsimple, the site is quite unique, a 180sqm...

The largest residential yacht on the globe

A 600-square-foot apartment holiday home aboard the largest residential yacht on the globe. Drawing from New York architect MKCA’s expertise creating compact, multi-functional spaces in contemporary urban environments, the apartment is simultaneously adaptable, efficient, and strikingly elegant. The residence serves as a holiday home for a couple and their grown children, transforming seamlessly from a spacious one-bedroom to a two-bedroom apartment through tables...

Mid-century modernism – Seaforth

This beautiful example of mid-century modernism located in Seaforth, NSW, Australia, has been given a considered renovation by Buck & Simple to ensure it stands the test of time and stays true to its history. The A+C Residence involved modest alterations and additions to an existing single-family home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The clients were enamoured with the existing mid-century modern...