Luxury house in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Nightingale luxury house in West Hollywood (Los Angeles, California, USA) is a focus of luxury, situated in a picturesque area of surrounding hills. The house has five bedrooms, a cinema, swimming pool with stunning views of the city and outdoor fireplace for chilly evenings.

Architecture: Marc Canadell

One storey courtyard house, Sweden

The design of the one storey courtyard house (Sweden) is based on the atrium house typology popular in Denmark in the 60s and 70s years and has an outer gas concrete wall and an inner glazed facade. Living area is in the eastern wing; bathrooms and sleeping quarters are in the northern wing. Several lightwells allow sunlight to penetrate into the house.

Architecture: Johan Sundberg
Photography: Henrik Magnusson

Louvre Museum, Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France (+plan)

The monumental appearance of the steel and glass pyramid fixed in the middle of the Cour Napoleon provides a focal point that compliments the design and scale of the Louvre. The scale of the large glass pyramid, which is designed to the proportions of the Pyramid of Giza, does not detract from the historical architecture of Louvre rather the juxtaposition of the modern construction and the French Renaissance style of Louvre creates a complimentary effect that increases beauty and each of the design’s details.

Architecture: I.M. Pei
Photography: Greg Kristo, Flavio Bragaia, Reji K. A

Luxury oceanfront beach house, California, USA

A beautiful airy design of the luxury oceanfront beach house (California, USA) makes it a very comfortable place to spend time. The main characteristics of the project, according to the author, are openness and clarity, which are designed to inspire, encourage spirit and feed mind and body.

Architecture: Richard Meier, Michael Palladino
Photographs: Scott Frances/Esto