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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...

Playing with space – Mexico

Hannah House, in Merida, Mexico, is a project that maximises spacial sensation, by playing with double heights and integrating the exterior with the interior. The land, with only 105 square meters, accommodates a studio house, which was designed with the concept of being a vacation residence for its owners. Being a reduced space, the main goal of the project was to create sensations of spaciousness...

La Torre Bianca – Italy

The residence titled ‘La Torre Bianca’, which translates to The White Tower in English, due to its 12-meter-high white tower that overlooks a large courtyard. The villa is located in Gagliano del Capo, in the region of Apulia in south-eastern Italy. The house is located in the regional park that stretches between the rocky Adriatic coast and the white beaches of the Ionian Sea. Owned and...

The Nest guesthouse – Namibia

South African designer Porky Hefer took cues from the the birds nests of the sociable weaver that dot the landscape to create this unique off-grid guesthouse on a wildlife reserve in Namibia. The Nest at Sossus guesthouse is situated on the Namib Tsaris Conservancy, a 24,000-hectare reserve nestled between the Nubib and Zaris Mountains in Namibia's Namib desert....

Discovery of intimacy – Portugal

Upon entering the plot the House in Meco reveals itself as a perfect square with four similar facades. The single storey home is composed of a large roof supported in its four corners that correspond to the private spaces of the home, with the common areas of the house opening to the landscape. Designed by Atelier RUA, the building...