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amor de cosmos May 15, 2014 8:07 PM


Casa 7A / Arquitectura en Estudio + Natalia Heredia
Arquitectos: Arquitectura en Estudio, Natalia Heredia
Ubicación: Payandé, Villeta, Cundinamarca, Colombia


Aviator’s Villa: Ultramodern House Made of Airplane Parts
Article by Steph, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category.

A long, narrow ultramodern residence envisioned as a composition of disassembled aviation components offers an evocative home for a retired pilot. ‘Aviator’s Villa’ by Urban Office Architecture is elevated on a hill between a lake and a swimming pool, and exposed on three sides so it feels like it’s floating on air.

amor de cosmos May 20, 2014 5:05 PM


Tadao Ando's Casa Monterrey nestles against a hillside in Mexico
19 May 2014 | 3 comments

This house in Mexico by Japanese architect Tadao Ando boasts a swimming pool that projects from a hillside and concrete walls that frame views of the Sierra Las Mitras mountains (photos by Edmund Sumner + slideshow).

amor de cosmos May 20, 2014 5:11 PM


Tiny Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired House Atop Miner’s Ruins
Article by Steph, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category.

Gleaming glass, oxidized steel and matte black wood contrast with the rough concrete ruins of an old miner’s shelter found in the desert near Scottsdale, Arizona. ‘Miner’s Shelter‘ was designed and built by Dave Frazee of Broken Arrow Workshop as part of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture’s student shelter program, and is situated to take advantage of the remote natural environment.

amor de cosmos May 24, 2014 3:48 PM


Casa Redux by Marcio Kogan: a minimalist Brazilian home that appears to float above the ground
architecture / 23 May 2014 /
By Catarina de Almeida Brito

Appearing to float above the slopes of Bragança Paulista, just one hour's drive north of São Paulo, and designed by renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and his practice Studio MK27, Casa Redux surely encapsulates the idea of a dream retreat.

amor de cosmos Jun 4, 2014 4:45 PM


A Cabana de Alumínio / JVA
Arquitetos: JVA
Localização: Vestfold, Noruega

amor de cosmos Jun 4, 2014 4:56 PM


Gambier Island House by OMB cantilevers over a rocky cliff face
4 June 2014

Vancouver studio OMB has designed "a contemporary version of a cabin in the woods" comprising stacked glazed boxes overlooking the sea in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The property was designed by Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers (OMB) as a weekend home for a couple and their two children, and is located on Gambier Island in Howe Sound near Vancouver.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Stunning Modern Mansion Built On The Cliffs of Altea

Blueport Altea is luxury residential complex, imagined, designed and built by the Altea Hills Estate, architects Carlos Gilardi, Pepe Cabrera and interior designer Erik Kustner. They described this modern complex as "a project of extraordinarily beautiful and comfortable villas located in the best available spot in Altea Hills – a unique place from which the views of the bay of Altea are simply unsurpassable and where the peace and quiet, privacy and natural surroundings envelope each and every home". And this modern mansion is one of them.

amor de cosmos Jun 4, 2014 5:43 PM


Super Thin Solar Panels Crown the Spectacular 'Green Zero' Modular Getaway in Italy
by Ross Brooks, 06/03/14

Green Zero by Studio di Architettura Daniele Menichini is a new interpretation of modular housing that strives to be more like a private getaway than a place to live. The minimalist design ensures the structure is at home in almost any environment, from the backyard to the beach. Constructed using a wooden prefab exterior built on top of a natural stone foundation, the thin film solar-powered home in Italy also features an integrative rainwater management and drainage system.

amor de cosmos Jun 6, 2014 4:38 PM


Casa Caja by S-AR
June 06, 2014
Text by Peter Smisek

Architects Empower Local Labourers

Looks can be deceiving, and at first glance, Casa Caja by the Mexican outfit S-AR could be confused for a humble weekend retreat of a modernist-minded millionaire. A certain roughness, soon dispels this image, but the true nature of the project is all the more interesting.

Standing on a standard, 7 by 15 metre building plot in General Zuazua, a suburb of Monterrey – one of Mexico’s wealthiest cities – the house belongs to a low-income family. ‘Construction workers constitute a very vulnerable sector in our society because of the instability of the trade. They are constantly on the move from one building site to another, making it almost impossible to save money or apply for a loan through the government’s housing programme,’ the architects inform us.

amor de cosmos Jun 9, 2014 3:59 PM


Villa CP by Zest Architecture: a former farmhouse is transformed into a sustainable holiday home in Spain
architecture / 9 Jun 2014 /
By Catarina de Almeida Brito

Perched on a hill in a National Park in Girona, Villa CP is a family holiday home designed by Catalan firm Zest Architecture. Created for a client with a sharp eye for design, this project is a worthy addition to the architects’ portfolio of sustainable buildings.

amor de cosmos Jun 12, 2014 5:15 PM


YPY / SuperLimão Studio
Arquitetos: SuperLimão Studio
Localização: São Paulo, Brasil


Narigua House / David Pedroza Castañeda
Architects: David Pedroza Castañeda
Location: El Jonuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

amor de cosmos Jun 16, 2014 5:10 PM


Big and small windows balance views with privacy at Atelier Delphine Carrère's Villa Chiberta
15 June 2014 | 1 comment

A mixture of large and small windows puncture the cedar-clad facade of this house by French studio Atelier Delphine Carrère, to both frame views and maintain privacy (+ slideshow).

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