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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.

Beautiful Houses: H-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 H-House. The H-House is a project by Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Architects, a firm founded by Hakan Widjedal, Natasha Racki and Philip Bergerhoff in 2004. The H-House is a project completed in 2006, it is a private residence in the archipelago of Stockholm situated on a beautiful site overlooking the ocean. As in many of their projects, WRB Architects a great emphasis was put on exploring the border between inside and outside, building and nature. The main materials used are: concrete, rusty steel, untreated pine wood, oiled wenge and water. The H-shape of the project helps creating intimate and wind protected courtyards that prolong the summer season and offer great natural lightning to the house. This is a really elegant house. The mix of elements and the dark materials contrasting with neutral decoration elements create a really beautiful and cozy atmosphere. The house looks elegant without being intimidating, it actually invites you in... the huge glass windows are also an element I really like, so this is surely another house I wouldn't mind living in. Check out Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Comtemporist. Photos by Ake E:son Lindman.

Beautiful Houses: St. Barts - France

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 St. Barts Residence. The St. Barts residence is a project by Barnes Coy Architects. Barnes Coy Architects is a 20-year-old firm which has realized over 250 projects throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The firm consists of 15 people, including 12 architects divided among three offices: Bridgehampton, NY; Vail, CO; and NYC. The residence is located at St. Barthelemy, France and it is a beautiful open space with amazing views. The mix of materials of the house count with Pennsylvania limestone at the walls, sucupira wood on the floors and polished concrete on countertops. Another week, another house that make me want to move from my place... This is simply a great place to live. The wide glass windows/doors give the house a feeling that exteriors and interiors are mixed and sometimes you can't even distinguish the inside from the outside. The stone walls give a unique look to house and match perfectly with the decoration. Simply awesome! Check out Barnes Coy Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Robert Moore Brown.

Beautiful Houses: House in the Garden - 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 House in the Garden. The House in the Garden is a project by Cunningham Architects. The house is located in Dallas, Texas, USA and the project is a real beauty, a intense combination between architecture, nature and landscaping. The place is a modernist elegant house. The project is almost hidden is the garden since it is discreetly set back to the rear of the lot behind a stainless steel mesh and recycled glass privacy wall. Illuminated from within, the glass wall gives no indication of the urban oasis behind it. Another week, another beautiful house. This combination of materials and all the nature surrounding the house in the garden is really inspiring. The house is simple and clean, yet amazing. The wood, steel and glass mix is really nice. Another great example of architectural's beauty. Check out Cunningham Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by James F. Wilson & Gisela Borghi.

Beautiful Houses: Vivienda en Pozuelo - Madrid

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 gorgeous the Vivienda en Pozuelo. The Vivienda en Pozuelo is a project by A-cero. A-cero Ltd. architecture and planning studio, is a firm created in 1996 vowed to the integral development of architectural projects. The Vivienda en Pozuelo project was recently finished, the house is located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, in Madrid. The houses dimensions turn it into a comfortable and practical place that invites to enjoy it and offers the maximum life quality. Its modern design based on impossible angles, projecting and spectacular volumes do of this building one of the maximum exponents of the A-cero architecture. White has the main role in the building (in interiors and exteriors). Furthermore, it has numerous ample windows. Both elements give to the house a lot of light and vitality. Well, what else can I say? The house is simply gorgeous. The elements, the huge and clear spaces, the 'whiteness' and the clean decoration... great composition. Not sure about the work to keep all this organized and clean. But wouldn't mind figuring this out. ;) Check out A-cero website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We received this material directly from A-cero.

Beautiful Houses: Lake Forest Park in Seattle

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 Lake Forest Park. The Lake Forest Park is a project by Finne Architects. Raised in Norway and the United States, Nils Finne established FINNE Architects in Seattle in 1994, bringing a Scandinavian understanding of craft and landscape to the Pacific Northwest. Dedicated to the idea of Crafted Modernism, Nils typically designs custom lighting, furniture, cabinets and hardware for every project. This project is actually a renovation of a 1950?s Northwest Contemporary house in Seattle. The idea was to keep the original simplicity and clarity of the house, so they used a palette of new materials to create a nice mix of texture and color. And besides the amazing look, the house counts with sustainable design - green materials and radiant heating under terrazzo flooring has created a heat source with maximum energy efficiency. This house is really elegant and beautiful. The materials match perfectly, creating a cozy house with inspiring views and interiors. For sure another architectural master piece! Check out Finne Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Comtemporist. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.