Affleck de la Riva Architects completed the design and development of Landsdowne House, a modern dwelling in Westmount, Montreal, Canada. As a semi-detached house on a hill side, the project is an essay on asymmetry. Westmount’s past as an Anglo-Saxon enclave within French Canada saw the local flowering of such historic styles as Arts and Crafts and Neo-Gothic. Both these styles used asymmetry and informality to distinguish themselves from the more rigid forms of French and Italian classicism. Continue reading »
A vacation home at the heart of the city is a private residence located in The Philippines and designed by Sohu Designs.
The interior has a décor that is elegant and innovative, while still remaining cozy and providing comfort. The living room has a neutral palette, helping the wood tones from the furnishings stand out and add a touch of warmth. Meanwhile, the bedrooms were given a minimalist treatment. The master bedroom has green walls and wooden floors to create the relaxing ambience the clients wanted. The girls’ room, on the other hand, has purple paint accents. Then another room has a very distinct black wall accented by white wooden blocks designed to create a “falling rain effect”. Cutting and installing these blocks took three months to complete. Continue reading »
This French villa, just steps from the beaches in St. Raphael, has all the trappings of a cozy and welcoming retreat. Though it has clearly been decorated with love and style, the playful tone and colorful choices make it inviting without ever seeming overly designed or sterile. Take a look around.
When a home is in such a beautiful location, its outdoor space should be luxurious and welcoming as its indoor rooms. Continue reading »
Contemporary wooden residence designed by Bates Masi Architects located in the dunes of Eastern Long Island, United States.Continue reading »
Luxurious single storey residence designed in 2014 by Daffonchio & Associates Architects. It’s located in South Africa.Continue reading »