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The mountains of Petrópolis

The mountains of Petrópolis were chosen by a Carioca couple to spend their weekends and holidays with family and friends. Since the house would always be full  it was necessary to create a home that could offer wellness and tranquility. The approach by Brazilian based Jacobsen Architects was to sculpt the land to integrate the architecture with the surrounding landscape, minimizing the overall visible scale...

The lake house

Replacing their existing 1950's cottage the Toronto based family of 5 wanted a house that would blend with the rural character and the quite lake community whist capturing the essence of a cottage. The Clear Lake Cottage designed by Maclennan Jaunkalans Miller Architects has all the benefits of good modern design, simple lines, abundant natural light and a strong connection to the outdoors. The house...

Port Arthur Tasmania

This small pavilion is a prototype suite for a proposed resort at Port Arthur designed by Circa Morris Nunn architects which was built prior to the construction of the main project to evaluate the design ideas. The project aims were to create a resort that was highly sustainable and paid homage to the convicts that settled at  Port Arthur. The prototype pavilion is a translucent...

Summer house Sao Paulo

This summer house situated a few meters from the sea on the north coast of the state of Sao Paulo is known for its dense vegetation and humid climate. In response the the climate and location Andrade Morettin architects were inspired to create a large shelter a "shell" under which the living spaces would be located, giving protection from the harsh sun and intense rain without...

New Zealand forest chic

This little offering by New Zealand based studio Chris Tate, located in a forest near Auckland is literally hugged by mother nature. Framed by floor to ceiling glass walls the breathtaking forest is the undeniable hero. The house is not only sexy but is sensitive to the environment, elevated by poles the dwelling hovers above the vegetation having very little impact on the vegetation below....