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Beautiful Houses: Paraty House in Rio de Janeiro

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 Paraty House. The Paraty House is a project by StudioMK27, a studio founded on the 80's by Marcio Kogan that today counts with more than 14 architects and contributors around the world. The Paraty House is a really beautiful project located in the awesome Paraty beach in Rio de Janeiro. The house consists of reinforced concrete boxes that stand out the landscape of the place and get our attention right away. The modern looks mixed with nature and mountain views are really beautiful. The way they managed to mix glass, stone walls, wood and concrete created a really unique look, the house is modern, cozy and amazing. Ok, I don't even have much more to say... this house is simply marvelous! I really want to pack and move in... can I? :) Check out StudioMK27 website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

Beautiful Houses: Syncline House in Colorado

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 Syncline House. The Syncline House is a project by Arch11, a firm founded in 1993 by James Trewitt and E.J. Meade, which gained regional recognition for projects ranging from exceptional residences to institutional planning, mixed use development and product design. Situated at the fold between the Rocky Mountain foothills and the Great Plains, the house mediates horizons and peaks, city and alpine meadows. Conceived as a frame for viewing the landscape, arch 11 meticulously modeled the residence within the site to insure that planes of glass capture ridgetop views while respecting the city’s height restrictions. Built with innovative renewable energy systems and materials crafted to last centuries, the house is a model of cutting-edge sustainable design and attains a LEED gold certification. This house is really beautiful and unique. The materials choice, the huge internal spaces and the minimal interiors give the place a cozy and modern look. The whole place is astonishing...it makes me want to live there! Check out Arch11 website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Comtemporist.

Beautiful Houses: Torres House in Monterrey, Mexico

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 Torres House. The Torres House is a project by GLR Arquitectos, a recognized architecture firm located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. These guys have a portfolio so amazing that it was a bit rough to choose among all the great houses. But today we will talk about the Torres House, or Casa Torres, its original name. The idea was to establish an intimate contact between the house and the nature surrounding it. The house has a discrete entrance that hides behind a huge oak tree, the mural-like door is constructed with marble, wood and steel. The inside of Casa Torres has an interesting mix of materials, marble, volcanic stone walls, glass, wood and indirect lightening. Really unique. I think that the best word to describe Casa Torres is elegant. The whole composition is simply astonishing. The floor, walls, decoration... everything is pretty unique and delivers a really beautiful result, even for those that don't like to have many elements in a decoration - like me. Great house! Check out GLR Arquitectos website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Jorge Taboada.

Beautiful Houses: House in Ubatuba, Brazil

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 this beautiful house in Ubatuba. The House in Ubatuba is a project by SPBR, an office managed by Angelo Bucci, located in São Paulo, Brazil. The Ubatuba house is a 55m x 16m ground plot, located at Tenório’s Beach - Ubatuba, São Paulo. The plot goes up the hill from the beach in a 50% slope hill, only reaching street level at 28 meters. The hard steep hill and its trees are both protected by environmental laws. Three columns, made in reinforced concrete, support the house. Four steel beams lay on the top of them in order to hang the slabs from above and also to avoid the use of support frames during the construction process, making it faster and more rational. Well, once again I believe I don't need to say much, images speak for themselves. This house has amazing angles, materials and forms. I simply loved this wood - glass - concrete mix, gives the house a modern and interesting look. The place seem integrated with its surroundings and the views are really awesome. For sure another place I would live in. Check out SPBR website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

Beautiful Houses: Concrete House II in 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 the amazing Concrete House II. The Concrete House II is a project by A-cero architecture studio, a studio which amazing projects that manage to surprise us with every new thing they create, and this Concrete House is just another great example of their talent. This project is simply amazing. The concrete seem to mix with the nature surrounding the house, creating a pretty unique look. The interiors of the house are wide and modern, the decoration is clean yet impressive, with lots of neutral colors and some unique colored elements to break the regularity. Well, I believe that the images speak for themselves, so I don't need to explain that much about the Concrete House II, you will see it... this is simply an amazing place to live. Check out A-cero architecture studio website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Luis H. Segovia.

Beautiful Houses: Belvedere House 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 beautiful Belvedere House. The Belvedere house is a project by Shulman + Associates, a firm founded by Allan Shulman, FAIA in 1996. From its office in Miami's Design District, the firm provides full architectural and design services on a broad range of building types, including many urban infill and adaptive use projects. The belvedere house has a 2-story interior atrium and feature stair at its center, high ceilings and abundant french doors opening toward the pool, patio and bay. The house takes advantage of its long, narrow massing to create an indoor sequence of high-ceilinged spaces that are naturally lit in the daytime and cross-ventilated to allow comfortable interaction with the outdoors. The Belvedere house is really beautiful and elegant. It has a clean and minimal look and the white mixed with glass, wood and some steel elements are great. The indoors natural lighting and the views are amazing! For sure another great place to live. Check out Shulman + Associates website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Robin Hill.

Beautiful Houses: Huis-JCMZ in Chevy Chase, Maryland

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 Huis-JCMZ. The Huis-JCMZ house is a project by Studio27 Architecture, an award-winning architecture firm recognized for providing creative and unique design solutions to a broad range of clients and project types. The house was designed to have a modern domestic space with open plan living and minimalist detailing. Rooms are arranged within the house to form public and private spaces in the same manner that buildings are arranged in a urban setting. The result is a contemporary dwelling designed using rigorous programming and critical logic to carefully evaluate the function and efficiency of every element within the home. The Huis-JCMZ house is really beautiful. The mix of materials and colors, the spaces and the details give the house a cozy and modern look. I really loved the contrast among the black and the bright interior materials. And as for the exterior, the withe cubical volume with the glass windows is surely a great choice for the property, it looks modern and elegant. Check out Studio27 Architecture website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) Photos by Maxwell MacKenzie. I also would like to thank Julian Ma from Studio27 Architecture for the attention and for sending the material to this post.

Beautiful Houses: Fish House in Singapore

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 Cliff House. The Fish House is a project by Guz Architects, a firm that seeks to produce refreshing architecture that is tranquil, inspired by nature, yet human in scale. The fish house project is an environmentally friendly seafront house that embraces Singapore's tropical climate by creating an open, breezy space, giving residents views from every room to the ocean as well as into the garden with its huge swimming pool. Our main endeavor was to create a residence with seamless integration of the surrounding nature and therefore water had to play a key role in achieving that. This house is simply astonishing. They managed to mix very interesting elements, materials and forms, creating a very natural residence that is totally integrated with its surroundings. The wide glass windows, the wood elements, the angular roofs and the integration with nature give this house an astonishing look! loved it. Check out Guz Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily.

Beautiful Houses: Cliff House in Kerala, India

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 Cliff House. The Cliff House is a project by Khosla Associates, a leading Architecture firm in Bangalore, India. The team at Khosla Associates, headed by Sandeep Khosla and associate Amaresh Anand consists of highly qualified and driven design professionals who create a versatile body of work range. The Cliff house project get our attention firstly by its asymmetrical angled roof. The beauty of the project is completed by the mix of concrete, cement, slatted timber and local kota stone. The clean and cozy interiors and the infinite pool give the house an amazing visual, proving that architecture can always amaze us. The Cliff House is really beautiful, impressive I would say. The huge interior spaces, clean decoration and textures and materials used created a very elegant house. The project seem fully integrated with it surroundings and even have a natural look... simply awesome. Check out Khosla Associates website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily

Beautiful Houses: Hoke House in Portland

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 famous Hoke House. As last week we received some comments mentioning that the Villa-K was similar to the famous Hoke House - Cullen's house from the Twilight movie - I decided to search for it... and here it is! The Hoke House is a project by Skylab Achitecture. The house is located in Portland and it is really beautiful. I remember that the house was something that really got my attention while watching the movie. The mix of concrete, wood and wide glass windows creates a very elegant house which interacts its surrounding nature. The interiors filled with bright and clean elements are also very unique and beautiful, for sure another architecture's master piece. The Hoke House is indeed very similar to the Villa-K from last week, but if I had to choose one, I think I would stick to Villa-K... don't like vampires, wolf-mans, etc. ;) Comments aside, this is a really nice project and I'm sorry I didn't got much information or details about it, but the images are pretty helpful. Check out Skylab Achitecture website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) Information gathered from arch daily and Design Tavern.

Beautiful Houses: Villa-K in Nagano

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 amazing Villa-K. The Villa-K is a project by Mutsue Hayakusa Cell Space Architects. The house is located in Nagano, Japan and it is simply amazing. I didn't find many information about the project and its details but I think the house speaks for itself, it's really beautiful. The wide glass windows, the huge interiors spaces, the angled roofs... everything matches perfectly creating a house that looks simple and impressive at the same time. Well, in my opinion this one is the best until now! I really liked this whole composition, specially the angled ceiling that give the interiors a wide and cozy look. And I also liked the clean and neat decoration. Simply loved it! Check out Mutsue Hayakusa Cell Space Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily Photographs by Masao Nishikawa

Beautiful Houses: White Perrin in North Bruny Island

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 White Perrin house. The White Perrin house is a project by Dock4 Architecture, an architecture firm that uses innovative and progressive architectural practices and that is involved in a wide range of projects throughout Tasmania including commercial, single and multiple residential projects, mixed use developments and furniture design. A firm whose primary concern is people and their needs. The R. White + F. Perrin house is located at North Bruny Island, Tasmania and it's for sure another really beautiful house. The house is placed in a point that besides the amazing views, has a very good sunlight positioning, allowing the architects to project an energy efficient building gathering solar warmth. The main material used at the house is natural timber. The internal floors and doors are made of recycled timber, besides the beautiful glass windows that give the house a really unique and cozy look. This house is definitely a place that I would live in. The place is beautiful, the design, the looks, everything is perfect. The glass and the natural timber give the house a really 'natural eco friendly' look, allowing a nice integration with its surroundings. As the house is a bit isolated, privacy is not a worry since you have no neighbors around. I really liked this one. Check out Dock4 Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily Photographs by Jonathan Wherrett

Beautiful Houses: House in the Woods in Mexico

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 this beautiful house in the woods. The house in the wood, originally called Casa en el Bosque, is a project by Parque Humano, a firm whose primary concern is people and their needs. They are a team that work to find new relationships between human coexistence and nature, to build a relation between inside and outside. The 'Casa en el Bosque' is located at Valle de Bravo, Mexico and was projected based at the concept of constructing a house respecting the nature and forcing a connection with its surroundings - without mentioning the possibilities with energy, sustainability, and ecology. To cover the house and keep the look and the balance with the ares, they used artesian clay veneer, developed specially for the project. Apart from the clay veneer, the house is an steel frame structure with a sliding window system. The interiors and exteriors also count with different types of wood and stone, to give the house a unique touch. For sure the concept used for this project was perfectly executed! The house is in total balance with its surroundings and it's both cozy and beautiful. The combination of wood and glass, specially the wood sealing, gave the house a really intimate feeling. The different types of wood used on the inside and the stones at the outdoor areas also added a nice touch to the house, showing that you can have a house balanced with nature. Check out Parque Humano website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily Photographs by Paul Rivera - archphoto.com

Beautiful Houses: Rodriguez Harvey in 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 and elegant Rodriguez Harvey house. The Rodriguez Harvey house is a project by Loi Arquitectos, an architecture firm founded in 2002 by Nicolas Loi Valenzuela - an architect from the Universidad de Chile and a Master in Architecture and Urban Draw from Harvard. Since 2002 the firm has developed projects from residential to business and already got several prizes and recognition from their work. This house, the Rodríguez Harvey project, is a great example of Loi Arquitectos excellent works. A beautiful and modern house that mixes wood, steel and glass to create an stunning place surrounding by nature at the beach. The nature around the house is dry and mainly composed by pines and other native plants, which gives the house a really particular view... that mixed with the ocean is the perfect scene for relaxing and enjoying the house's outdoors. We found this house at Plataforma Arquitectura, and at moment I saw it, I decided to show it here for your guys. This project is really impressive. The way it mixes wood (dark on the outside and bright at the inside), steel and glass created an elegant and cozy place surrounding by nature, beautiful views and the ocean. This is for sure a great architectural project that allow you to enjoy a beautiful house, your privacy, a calm place and the nature! Totally approved. Check out Loi Arquitectos website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) s

Beautiful Houses: Quail Hill in Amagansett, NY

Following the success of Fabiano's article 'One of the Most Beautiful Houses I've Ever Seen' and also some requests from our readers, we are proud to announce a new post series here at Abduzeedo, a series about Beautiful Houses. 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 unique Quail Hill house. Quail Hill is a project by Bates Masi Architects, an accredited firm with roots in eastern Long Island for over 40 years, responds to each project with extensive research in related architectural fields, materials, craft and the environment for unique solutions. For the quail hill project for example, the whole house is very unique and has a very beautiful style and concept. Starting with the chimney, that looks massive and heavy but is actually made of thin concrete panels. They also designed a very nice double paned glass wall filled with small seashells for the wall by the stairs, a reference to the nearby beaches. The double-height living/dining room is a compatible scale and space for the large works of art and family gatherings. The fireplace surround reflects fragmented images of the art and surrounding landscape while its crystalline appearance defies its humble origins: polished stainless steel military dog tags. I stumbled upon this house during my daily browsing around and I really liked its style... a beautiful and stylish house surrounded by nature and great architectural elements. I simply love clean houses with huge spaces and mixed materials - wood, glass, steel, etc. And the quail hill house has all that! So I had to show it here to you guys. Check out Bates Masi Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) And I would like to thank Paul Masi and Adam Jordan from Bates Masi Architects for the attention and the material for this post. Thanks a lot!

Beautiful Houses: Ravine House in Toronto

Following the success of Fabiano's article 'One of the Most Beautiful Houses I've Ever Seen' and also some requests from our readers, we are proud to announce a new post series here at Abduzeedo, a series about Beautiful Houses. 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 awesome Ravine House. Ravine House is a project by Drew Mandel Design, which was established in Toronto in 2004. Their projects include residences, commercial and residential interiors, landscapes, a small office building and product design. Ranging from personal objects to city fabric, the design intent is always the development of a place or thing connected to, and reflective of, its context and client. This replacement residence is referred to as Ravine House, as it is both oriented around and fundamentally concerned with its wooden ravine setting. The ground floor steps down to follow the sloping site topography, resulting in one-and-a-half-height spaces at the ravine edge. Glass walls define the interior and exterior. A steel structure permits spaces to be cast into the ravine and allows oversized sliding glass and mahogany panels to provide direct access and a real connection to the exterior. I discovered this beautiful house last week at the premier of the movie Chloe here in Brazil. I have to say that the most interesting thing in that movie was definitely this amazing house... As soon as I got out of the theater I 'googled it' to discover more about the house to show it here to you. I sent an email to Drew Design and got a kind reply. This house is really beautiful, stylish and elegant! I loved it. Make sure to visit Drew Mandel Design website for further projects. And check out the movie to see more of this awesome project! See you next time. :)

Beautiful Houses: Loft 3514 in New York

Following the success of Fabiano's article 'One of the Most Beautiful Houses I've Ever Seen' and also some requests from our readers, we are proud to announce a new post series here at Abduzeedo, a series about Beautiful Houses. 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 stunning Loft 3514. Loft 3514 is a project by Shelton Mindel & Associates, which is an architectural firm established in 1978. They provide complete architectural, interiors and product design services several kinds of clients, from corporate and cultural to residential. I found a picture of this loft when I was browsing around looking for the next house to show you guys. Since I simply love lofts and this one got my attention immediately, I decided to find more about it. Unfortunately I didn't got much information about the project, idea or concept, but as I found the firm responsible for it and some really nice pictures, I decided to show you the loft anyways. As you will be able to se here, we don't need to have details about the project to notice the beauty, elegance and the contemporary elements on it... I'm almost in love with this loft... the huge and clean spaces, the stairs, the floor and the terrace... everything was very well planned, perfect combination. Also liked this loft? Check out this project and lots more at Shelton Mindel & Associates' website. See you next time. :) Photos by Michael Moran.