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Beautiful Houses: Chicken Point Cabin in Idaho

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Chicken Point Cabin. The Chicken Point Cabin is a project by Olson Kundig Architects, a firm that counts with over 75 employees and works with projects from museums to commercial design, residential designs and interior. The idea behind the Chicken Point Cabin was to create a little box with a big window that opens and integrates with its surroundings, taken advantage of the landscape. The cabin’s big window-wall (30 feet by 20 feet) opens the entire living space to the forest and lake. Materials are low maintenance—concrete block, steel, concrete floors and plywood—in keeping with the notion of a cabin, and left unfinished to naturally age and acquire a patina that fits in with the natural setting. This place is really cool! It is simple, contemporary and really beautiful. The enormous window, concrete/wood/glass combination and wide spaces created a cozy and functional house. If I would live in a house like this? Certainly. ;) Check out Olson Kundig Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at ISO50. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.

The Passive House by Karawitz Architecture

No, this is not a post of Beautiful Houses, could be because this house is beautiful, but I thought I could do a post about it with another goal, the constructive and sustainable differential of this house somewhat unusual. Located in Bessancourt in France, it's a project by Karawitz Architecture . It reminds me those houses that used to draw as a child, a box with roof, and this is basically the design of Passive House. But when we analyze it goes a bit further, I can say is bold from the floor to the roof. The only concrete used in this work is the foundation and over it are structured large rigid wooden panels, covered with bamboo rods. The roof has a lot of blades to capture solar energy generation. Other than that the interior part of a minimalist line, with only a few colors, a few furniture and of course a lot of raw wood covering the walls and ceilings. The solar orientation generate heat and direct light from one side while the other is closed to keep warm on cold days. Perhaps lacking a little color and life in some places, but for those who like simplicity is an amazing building.

Beautiful Houses: River Road in Florida

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the super beautiful River Road House. The River Road House is a project by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects, which is the culmination of a series of offices headed by Scott Hughes and John Umbanhowar since 1981. The River Road project is located in Sewall’s Point, Florida. The house comprises a series of distinct, yet interlocking rectilinear volumes conjoined by a transparent longitudinal axis. Positive volumes are balanced atop negative creating a heightened tension and intrigue. A glass-skinned throughway connects and distinguishes the two dominant volumes, or towers, capturing light and adding to the sense of interior capaciousness. Ok...I missing words here to describe this house. I think wow says enough and I will have to say that I'm in love with River Road house. Everything in this project got my attention, the angles, the materials, the landscape, everything is awesome. Congrats to Hughes Umbanhowar Architects. ;) Check out Hughes Umbanhowar Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome.

Beautiful Houses: Terrace Mountain in Texas

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Terrace Mountain House. The Terrace Mountain House is a project by Dick Clark Architecture, an international award winning firm that has been a vital part of Austin's design community for over 25 years. The house is located in Austin, Texas and merges traditional Texas forms and materials with unique contemporary details. The plan is simply arranged around an open living, dining, and kitchen space that accommodates the clients’ desire to entertain while providing a buffer between public and private use. Another elegant and beautiful house with a great material combination and disposition. Open spaces, clean interiors and nice contemporary touches. Certainly another house I would mind living in. ;) Check out Dick Clark Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Moebius in Australia

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Moebius House. The Moebius House is a project by Tony Owen Partners, a firm that believe in a 'realizable architecture' that challenges the norm. The Moebius House is an example of 'liquid architecture' whereby projects are designed parametrically using 3D digital software to respond to environmental issues. The house is a mix of retro and modern elements, based on angles and contrasting materials. I really liked the curves and angles of this house. The retro feel mixed with modern elements look just great. Another nice place to live! Check out Tony Owen Partners website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Design Milk.

Beautiful Houses: Les Heures Claires in Belgium

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the minimalist and beautiful Les Heures Claires. The Les Heures Claires is a project by AABE Erpicum and Partners. The project involved the renovation and transformation of a house in the suburbs into a contemporary residential building. The owner wanted everything to have a fresh perspective, to be rethought and reworked. The result was a perfect minimalist master piece. The white walls, clean interiors, the different types of wood, the huge glass windows... everything looks breath taking. Well, this house is simply astonishing, is the perfect project to close the year. The house is minimalist, modern and really beautiful...everything we need to give us an extra 'gas' to start a new year. As for me, once again I want to move in... I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year, see you guys next year. ;) Check out AABE Erpicum and Partners website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Jean-Luc Laloux.

Beautiful Houses: West Seattle Residence

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the astonishing West Seattle Residence. The West Seattle Residence is a project by Lawrence Architecture, an award-winning architectural firm with a rigorous approach to design and strong commitment to excellence and client service. The house is located in the West Seattle district of Seattle, Washington. Primary materials include concrete, steel, and glass. A concrete wall up to twenty-four feet high organizes the site and the house: the garage, entry and service spaces are on the street side of the wall, while providing privacy for the main living space which is a curtain wall-enclosed pavilion. Simply astonishing! Loved everything about this house, specially the loft look, all the glass windows, concrete walls and modern approach. Definitely another nice place to live. ;) Check out Lawrence Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Brentwood Residence in Los Angeles

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Brentwood Residence. The Brentwood Residence is a project by Belzberg Architects. Couldn't find many information at their website but as for the projects I've seen there, these guys are pretty good. Located in Los Angeles, California, this house is modern and really beautiful. The mix of materials include different types of wood, stone, glass, concrete and even some steel elements. With wide spaces, clean decoration and really contemporary look, the Brentwood Residence gets the attention of those who like simple, beautiful and effective architecture. This house is awesome. Clean, simple, beautiful...it has every element I love. The wide spaces combined with glass windows are great. The pool and patio are also really charming and the open spaces give the sensation that indoor and outdoor are integrated, really cool. Another nice place to live. ;) Check out Belzberg Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome.

Beautiful Houses: K3 House in Sydney

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful K3 House. The K3 House is a project by Bruce Stafford Architects, an award winning studio based in Sydney, Australia. Formed in 1980 in South Africa by principal Bruce Stafford, BSA has been responsible for the design and construction of over 200 projects in Australia, Africa and the Caribbean. The K3 house project was a renovation centered around a spacious internal courtyard defined by natural rock rock face and lush vegetation. Wide sliding glass doors were an important element in this project, besides giving an elegant touch, the doors give seamless flow between inside and outside - also providing great natural lightening indoors. I really liked this house! The open spaces, the combination of glass, rocks, wood and concrete, everything looks great. I even liked the decoration, I would say this is a 'ready to move in' place - at least I would pack and go. ;) Check out Bruce Stafford Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Karl Beath.

Beautiful Houses: Bahia House in Salvador

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Bahia house. The Bahia House is a project by StudioMK27 - Marcio Kogan, a studio founded in 1980 by Marcio Kogan that today counts with more than 14 architects. The studio is recognized internationally and received several awards for its modern projects. The Bahia house is located in a Brazilian paradise - Salvador, Bahia - and it's a modern and intelligent structure that consider the local tropical weather to build something cool and airy. The open spaces, the wooden panels, the materials and the house distribution are projected to allow the wind to keep the house ventilated and also naturally illuminated. I live in Brazil but I never been to Salvador... after this house I really think it's time for me to go there. ;) This place is incredible. It's open, beautiful, well distributed, has great material combinations and a nice garden. Certainly another house I would live in. Check out StudioMK27 - Marcio Kogan website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

Beautiful Houses: FYF Residence in Argentina

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the modern FYF residence. The FYF residence is a project by PATTERNS, a firm with a very particular style that describe its work as an attempt to deal with architectural organizations capable of acquiring a rather unseen degree of material performance. The FYF Residence is located in Rosario, Argentina. FYF Residence can be described as an attempt to deal with the generic and undifferentiated flatness of the landscape. The project was conceived as a monolithic solid, a monochrome form only punctuated by subtle inflections that establish a complex physical relationship among the different spaces while maintaining a sense of identity and privacy between them. Specifically, a supple concrete shell constitutes the body of the house. Problematic transitions are registered into the shell through folds and bends. The modern look of this house really got my attention. I loved the geometrical shapes and the mix of materials. The white walls contrasting with dark wood, concrete and glass gave the house an unique style. Really interesting... got me wondering about the decoration. ;) Check out PATTERNS website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily.

Beautiful Houses: Bergman – Werntoft House in Sweden

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Bergman – Werntoft House. The Bergman – Werntoft House is a project by Johan Sundberg, a person who believes that each project has its own structural strength and refined style. Johan believes that the architect's profession is an artistic endeavor with elements of technology, economics and many other things. One of his projects, the Bergman – Werntoft House, is a house situated in the heart of the Ljungskogen forest, in Vellinge, south of Malmö - Sweden. The design is based on the Danish atrium house typology from the 60s and 70s and has an outer brick wall and an inner façade which is mostly glazed. The inner and outer walls of the building are folded and doors and windows move in and out of alignment along the outer walls. This helps define spaces and views, frames the nature outside and creates an inner life. This is certainly another beautiful house. I really like this combination of shades and types of wood with glass and some white interior elements, I think that the outcome here is great. An elegant and cozy house that allow you to have nice views without loosing privacy. Check out Johan Sundberg website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Henrik Magnusson.

Beautiful Houses: KvD in Netherlands

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the super elegant House KvD. The House KvD is a project by Grosfeld Van der Velde Architects, a firm that believes that each projects has its own essence and personality and that this is something really important to follow on the creative process. They believe that as an architect they have a huge responsibility towards the space they are building, the space where people will live and/or work. The house KvD is located in the woods of Teteringen, close to Breda, southern Netherlands. In the residents point of view an important thing was to experience the green environment around them in a really intense way and this ambition formed the main concept of the building: a house that feeds in between the trees, giving every arbitrary movement a surprising perspective on the forest. The square-shaped volume keeps you in constant contact with the environment. They also intensify the sculptural characteristic of the volume, the facade is made of vertically placed black stained wooden parts. The subtle details in combination with shape and material make the house modern, but also reserved in it’s afforested environment. I think this is a really elegant house. The wide clean spaces, the minimal interiors, the views... everything is stylish and elegant. It's certainly a modern house, another great architecture accomplishment. Check out Grosfeld Van der Velde Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at freshome.

Beautiful Houses: Industrial Loft in Sao Paulo

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the contemporary Industrial Loft. The Industrial Loft is a project by Diego Revollo, an interior designer and architect based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Diego is getting noticed as an architect that really knows how to use classic elements in contemporary projects and he recently finished the design of this beautiful loft-style apartment, the industrial loft. The loft has 100 square meters (1.076 sq ft) and its located in the southern part of Sao Paulo. The project has the perfect mix of modernity and comfort, giving the residence an industrial felling, an unique style. In this project the main element was integration, so he used one material to cover walls and roof, creating a single box. I really love lofts... I think they are elegant, inspiring and beautiful. And this place is simply an awesome example. The materials, the mix of modern/classic elements, the spaces, everything looks great. It just makes me want to get one of those. Well, I hope you like as much as I did. Enjoy guys! See you next time. :) Diego Revollo is finishing his website, but you can get in touch with him via email: diegorevollo@diegorevollo.com.br. We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Alain Brugier.

Beautiful Houses: Lo Curro in Santiago, Chile

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the beautiful Casa Lo Curro. The Lo Curro house is a project by Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados, an architect studio led by Horacio Schmidt C., Horacio Schmidt R. and Martín Schmidt R. specialized in the design and development of projects such as urban, corporate buildings, houses, interior, furniture and industrial design. The Lo Curro house is located in Cerro de Lo Curro, Santiago in a place surrounded by 30 year old eucalyptus. To make the house look natural and integrated with its surroundings, they choose materials and textures that look natural, like different types of stones and wood. The wide glass windows are also a neat touch here, since they allow you to enjoy the nature around the house without loosing privacy. This is another great architecture's master piece. A beautiful house placed in a very inspiring spot, surrounded by nature and beautiful views. Is like having a modern and cozy hidden spot in the middle of the forest, simply great. I wouldn't mind living in a place like this... Enjoy guys! And check out Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Martín Schmidt R..

Beautiful Houses: Yerger Residence in Phoenix, Arizona

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the contemporary Yerger Residence. The Yerger Residence is a project by Chen + Suchart Studio, a firm where the investigation of design and architectural ideas involves a rich process, they don't impose a particular language to a design idea, they rather allow each project/client/location to communicate its own style. The Yerger residence is a perfect example of a project with an unique style, the house is totally integrated with its surroundings, the materials, the looks, everything is really amazing. This is what I call a wow house. A modern place with clean decoration and a great materials mix. Certainly another house that I wouldn't mind living in. :) I found so many nice pictures of this house that it was hard to pick the ones to show here, so this week the selection is bigger. Enjoy guys! And check out Chen + Suchart Studio website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at freshome. Photos by Bill Timmerman.

Beautiful Houses: Davis Residence in Washington

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week we present you the elegant Davis Residence. The Davis Residence is a project by Miller Hull Partnership, a firm stablished in 1977 that today counts with 7 partners and 56 contributors. The Miller Hull Partnership's design reputation is based on simple, innovative and authentic designs, something we can confirm with the Davis Residence. A house where the concept marries a long gently sloping roof form containing the kitchen, entry and studio with a vertical tower containing the living room and master bedroom above. The roof forms express their timber construction with exposed joist, 1x4 skip sheathing and plywood diaphragms. Wood T&G paneling is stained in bold transparent colors. This is certainly another really elegant house. The combination of glass, wood and the high ceiling created a pretty unique and cozy place. The clean decoration and the views are also great, the whole project really get our attention with its simplicity and beauty. Awesome house! Check out Miller Hull Partnership website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at freshome. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.