Barcelona-based design studio Magma Arquitectura has completed the House V project. This contemporary property can be found in Girona, Spain.
According to the architects: “The House in Roses is a building designed with the intensity of a single-family house, with a joint and individual conception which provides the special comfort of a small villa, and in turn meets the demanding multi-family housing legislation standards since it can be divided into three independent homes.
“The site, which is very steep, is like a watchtower over the Bay of Roses. The contemporary Spanish property is configured as a large stone base, on which stands a large horizontal platform. The permeable cut of the staircase subdivides the platform into two independent bodies. Part of the platform receives the most public and spacious interior areas and the exterior terrace and pool that flies over the Mediterranean garden below. The large exterior terrace is lateral and runs the length of the public area, so it receives the southern sun at one end and captures the view of the horizon between the sea and the sky. Several porches constructed of wood, which also control the sun and privacy, complete the visual prism of this contemporary Spanish home.”
Frederico Valsassina Architects a Lisbon-based design studio has completed the Casa Do Lago project. The contemporary home is located in Aroeira, Portugal.
According to the architects: “The house is located on Aroeira’s estate, near the main lake of the Golf Course. The placing and the volume’s disposition of the ‘Lake House’ result from the conjugation between the distance to the adjacent lots and the existing grove. The contemporary Portuguese house comprises of different spaces – social/private, day/night – with the creation of a big terrace near the pool.
“Taking part of the lot’s location conditions, whether in terms of topographic settings as from its limits, the position of the house emphasises the creation of dominant visual alignments in the direction of the surrounding lake area. In fact, the service areas protect, strategically, the social spaces, occupying the less favourable spots of the placement.
“A distribution space, by the entrance, articulates the relation between the private areas and the social space of the house, underlining the interaction between the land’s configuration and the definition of the dwelling’s programmatic scheme.
“The terrace assumes itself as a natural extension of the living area, promoting the constant dialogue with its surroundings and the flexibility in the appropriation of the different proposed spaces. On the other hand, the choice of the materials, proper from the region, emphasises once more the search for the integration of the contemporary Portuguese house.
Sao Paulo-based design studio Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados has completed the Malibu Residence project. This luxury duplex apartment can be found in Malibu, California, USA.
According to OpenBuildings: “On the lower floor the emphasis was placed on enhancing the living areas so as to provide full integration between the areas. The gourmet kitchen was opened onto the dining-room, the staircase and the lift shaft casing were built of clear glass, to integrate the living area and the home-theatre and the outside area, where a bold swimming pool, made also of clear glass, can be seen. The idea was to provide the terrace view with as much transparency as possible.
“On the upper floor of this luxury Malibu property you have the master suite and the others, plus a family home-theater and a gym. The master suite was privileged in its location, to ensure a view of the pool and became a spa-like room.”
This luxury Malibu home comes with its own glass wall enclosed swimming pool and Persiano limestone flooring.
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Iroje KHM Architects a Seoul-based design studio has completed the Island House. Completed in 2008, this contemporary home is located in Gapyunggun, Gyeounggi-do, South Korea.
According to the architects: “While maximising the efficiency of land use, the leaner concrete mass, that cherishes the courtyard was filled with the water and the greenery was laid out on this site along the irregular formed site line.
“This courtyard is ‘The architectural nature’ and a central recreation space like an extended river that communicates, the river and architecture.
“Naturally, all of the rooms inside this site-shaped-mass are laid towards the picturesque landscape to enjoy the graceful scenery surrounded this site.
“The huge panoramic view framed with sloped ceiling line that is composed with the lines of stepped roof gardens and the bottom line of the inner court, is the major impression of inner space of this contemporary Korean house.
“The shape of the mountain type structure composed of irregular polygonal shaped concrete mass and metal mesh was designed to harmonise with the context as ‘the architectural mountain’.
“There was the intention to be a part of the surrounding context that consisted of the river and the mountain.” The contemporary Korean property