A Modern Treehouse Built Around an Oak Tree

A Modern Treehouse Built Around an Oak Tree

We’ve seen the magic that architect Andreas Wenning of German firm baumraum can make amongst the trees, and this particular treehouse finds itself wrapped around a large oak tree. The treehouse is situated 11 meters off the ground and offers a cozy retreat to sleep and relax when the homeowner’s want to get away.

It’s placed behind a residence and it’s accessed through the garage on the property. Peep the small window/door on the roof of the garage? Continue reading »

SU House by Alexander Brenner Architects

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Designed by Alexander Brenner Architects, this villa was build for an art lover and her family. This home named the SU House is the latest addition to the architects’ portfolio, the most detailed and elaborated one yet. Spreading over 640 square meter on a 2,125 square meter plot, the modern villa stirs up feelings of awe with its seamless connection to the outdoors.

Following the entrance hall the large dining table is placed below a two-storey void and lit by a skylight. The removable floor-to-ceiling glazing opens up at right-angle to the terrace, so that the inside merges with the roofed over outside in the summer months. The kitchen was designed as an eat-in kitchen. It works either as a closed space or thanks to the wide sliding door as a part of the whole. Continue reading »

Flair and Functionality Exhibited by Luxurious Family Retreat in Australia

architecture exterior1 Flair and Functionality Exhibited by Luxurious Family Retreat in Australia

This custom designed family retreat envisioned by Residential Attitudes and located in Bicton, Australia, makes the most of its setting, capitalizing on views while accomplishing that vital merge of flair and functionality. While the street facade has been crafted to offer a high degree of privacy, the opposite side of the house features full height windows with expansive views towards the central zen courtyard and the beautiful Swan River beyond. Stone, wood and glass make for an original exterior, one that inspires comfortable modern living and an overall welcoming feel. Continue reading »

A Luxurious House in the Lap of a Natural Surrounding

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Designed by Modo designs, this house is a luxurious sprawl in the lap of a natural surrounding. Modo Designs is an architecture firm set up in the year 2002 in Ahmedabad, India. The firm derives its name from a latin word ‘MODO’ which means ‘of its time’. For them, design is a participatory and a exploratory process, a process of research, exploration and refinement.

The house is responsive to the series of palm trees that existed before and essentially orients itself towards it. It is designed to be inclusive of the natural elements- the sun, earth, water, air and fragments of the blue sky. Continue reading »

Faena House Miami Beach by Foster + Partners

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Foster + Partners have released new images of the luxurious, 18-story Faena House currently being constructed in Miami. Faena House Miami Beach boasts 47 units of ultimate luxury will attract culture from all over. Alan Faena, well known as the curator of Buenos Aires most successful urban neighborhood, has hired Foster + Partners to design a unique ocean front property which will offer a ten minute drive to Bal Harbour Shops, Miami Design District and the infamous South Beach. Each unit features a wrap around terrace known as an “Alero”, connected to floor to ceiling windows and up to 8,000 square feet of descendant living space. Each unit will contain Miele appliances, Dornbracht bathroom finishes, marble flooring and Crestron Automated Systems with a 15” wall touch key-pad which controls light, thermostats, motorized shades and much more. Faena House residents will enjoy amities such as a 24-hour doorman, security surveillance, Valet, in-house spa, State of the Art fitness center with direct ocean views, attended beach club, and more.

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