Modern home interior, Brazil

Modern home interior, Brazil

“Being inside feeling like one is outside. I believe that to be a key issue in understanding the interior design being produced today. In times when environmental awareness is growing, and, of course, also the desire to be close to nature”, explains the designer, who places her modern home interior (Brazil) somewhere in between a modernist home and a country villa.

Architecture: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Ellipse Home/Office, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ellipse home/office, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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About VS Arquitectos

Architecture: VS Arquitectos
Project: Alvear 671
Area: 650m²
Location: Martinez, Buenos Aires Province
Completed: 2010

Situated in residential area of Buenos Aires, this building is not an office, and it is not exactly a house either, nor a study. But the Ellipse home/office has something of all that. A wooden and net concrete wall separates the private residence world from the city on the sidewalk. But above the wall, the second floor in the house from the side of the ellipse's more acute edge may be seen, showing an interesting counterpoint between the brilliant and transparent curve of the ellipse and the opaque and smooth plate of the wall.

VS Architects' architects have shaped a stripped-down, multifunctional space for those who dream of working at home. The Ellipse residence, in Buenos Aires (Argentina), is actually a large residential office with a small area dedicated to family living environments.

Quite interesting and unusual, the home office reveals an original design in the form of an ellipse with curved glass walls.

The space is surrounded by vegetation and a small lake that creates the impression that the whole building is floating on it.

With approximately 650m² of area, Ellipse stands out for its rounded volume and transparency. Customers were looking for a functional and aesthetically pleasing space, as a solution the professionals undertook an elaborate “home office”, mixing commercial, residential and multipurpose environments.

On the first floor, there is the company's lobby, a kitchen, bathrooms and two bedrooms. The second has a meeting room, office, bathroom and two other rooms.

Local Rock House - Beautiful Summer Home on Waiheke Island, New Zealand

About Pattersons

Architecture: Pattersons
Project: Local Rock House
Location: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Year: 2010

The Waiheke island is the location for some of New Zealand's finest holiday houses and this summer residence is located on a steep coastal escarpment above white sand beach on the island's northern coast. The architects used local pyrite stone as building material to create design that belongs to sense of this place. The stone mass of the house was been arranged as a viaduct, open both sides to exploit both the afternoon sun and the beach frontage.

Description from architects

This design creates the New Zealand residence for an expatriate family. It is sited on a steep east facing coastal escarpment just above a pohutukawa fringed white sand beach. Its materiality and composition seeks to create a ‘sense of place in New Zealand’ for this family.

A rock mass forms a bridge to exploit both the sea frontage and limited westerly light. Under this, the living area nestles into the escarpment contrasting an intimate living terrace to the north-east with a grotto-like western courtyard. Bedroom areas are grouped above as finely scaled louvred lookouts at the canopy level of the pohutukawas. The building uses local materiality to become intimately scaled to ‘belong’ in its setting.

Holiday home in India

Holiday home in India

Located at the edge of a cliff, 60 meters (200 ft.) above the Arabian Sea coast, the holiday home's features are a sloping asymmetrical roof, meditation areas, several decks, large outdoor pool and the beautiful sea views. Accessories and furniture are kept to a minimal, so the focus doesn't stray from the beautiful natural environment.

Architecture: Khosla Associates