Seaside home

Seaside home

Tucked right on the water’s edge and against the cliff in Gig Harbor (Washington, USA) this seaside home answered the unique natural challenges of its site. The roof of the seaside home is an extension of the upland lawn and access to the two levels is provided through glass-enclosed elevator.

Architecture: Scott Allen
Photography: Tim Bies

Ocean front home

Ocean front home

The ocean front home situated in California on the Pacific coast. At the upper level are four en-suite bedrooms, open plan kitchen, living and dining rooms, powder room and three-car garage. Lower Level has en-suite bedroom, offices, gym, screening room, bar & lounge and game room.

Architecture: Sagan Piechota
Photography: Joe Fletcher

Small Japanese house design

Small Japanese house design

Like a bird’s nest, the small Japanese house design is open to the view of the Hiroshima and Inland Sea and is relief from disturbance. The house is protected from the environment and creates a feeling of safety.

Architecture: Kimihiko Okada
Photography: Toshiyuki Yano

Contemporary home design, USA

Contemporary home design, USA

The contemporary home design evolved from the client’s desire for a house that is a tranquil place for retreat, art and living. This house is seamlessly open to the ridge-top coastal site via operable glazed walls. The client asked for a master suite, a study for two, one guest room and an informal open living space.

Architecture: Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis
Photography: Ciro Coelho

Timber ventilated facade house

Timber ventilated facade house

Timber ventilated facade house (Casablanca, Chile) is a project of renovation of a wooden house organized according to a new helical staircase which, through the overhang of the new room and the extension of an existing deck, allows a visitor to go up to new panoramic terraces on the roof. The function of timber ventilated facade is to avoid accumulations of moisture and water in the structure walls.

Architecture: Renewal (2008) Delphine Ding, Jose Ulloa Davet
Photography: Jose Ulloa Davet