Casa del Pico by ÁBATON, Spain

Casa del Pico by ÁBATON, Spain   DesignRulz.com

Madrid-based studio ÁBATON has completed the Casa del Pico project, a 3,143 square foot two story residence in . The idea of two structures floating on rock was possible because of the granite on the land. The bottom of the swimming pool is irregular imitating the shape of the granite on which it stands. The ground floor was designed to be more in touch with the outside and the garden. The upstairs area, where the sitting room and children’s area are situated, overlooks the swimming pool. The terrace, which is above the sitting room, offers views over the mountain range and the city and it has a wide stone bench which serves as a defence wall. Each area of the house is different because of the changing levels of floors and ceilings. The rooftop terrace over the living room boasts views of the mountains and city and comes with a giant built-in bench which additionally acts as a barrier. Changes in usage within open-plan areas are punctuated by differing ceiling or floor heights. Continue reading »

Color and Inspiration in a Small Brazilian Apartment Designed by Studio Guilherme Torres

Color and Inspiration in a Small Brazilian Apartment Designed by Studio Guilherme Torres   DesignRulz.com

PIL House is a home designed by Studio Guilherme Torres. It is located in São Paulo, Brazil, and has a brightly-colored interior with an abundance of decorative accessories to add personality. The decoration of the apartment of Pil Marques, DJ and music producer in São Paulo, came out in the most unexpectedly way by the hands of the Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres and his staff. The initial idea was to simply help the owner organize his countless collections, and adapt it to the style and taste of his flat mates, the artist Daniel Zanardi and also DJ Adriana Recchi. Continue reading »

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