Archinect - Modern Architecture 2014-10-31T04:36:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/64701728/house-in-zagreb-by-dar612 House in Zagreb by DAR612 AwesomeArchitecture 2013-01-02T21:23:00-05:00 >2013-02-06T19:31:05-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/012aq5n87vh55u9x.jpg" title=""></p> <p> This family house with a pool, located on a gentle slope, is designed as a juxtaposition of two elements &ndash; a primary longitudinal wing with white finish, and a perpendicular element covered in dark wood coating. A T-shaped floor plan enables maximum south and west orientation, as well as views from both levels. A two story-high entry divides the house into two segments connected with a wooden bridge: the east segment is a secondary space with a garage on the ground floor and children&rsquo;s area on the first floor; the west segment contains the main living spaces and parents&rsquo; quarters on the upper floor. The pool, separately located above the living room, is visible from the rest of the house. The stairs and the bridge, designed as a steel structure with wooden cladding, make the core of the house, which functionally connects the spaces, creates the dynamic flow, and visually unifies the interior.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/64598574/beautiful-hotel-apartments-in-ukraine Beautiful Hotel Apartments in Ukraine AwesomeArchitecture 2013-01-01T08:45:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T23:14:44-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uw/uwsoqww7kdeubovz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The apartments are part of the hotel and entertainment complex located in a picturesque corner of the pine forest in the Poltava Oblast. It is a separate building consisting of&nbsp;two&nbsp;separate rooms with a common guest hall. Main elements of &lsquo;chalet&rsquo; style used in decoration were realized in modern fashion. Location of the separate complex in an ecologically clean area had its bearing on the selection of principal materials, such as stone and wood.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/64163947/restaurant-in-singapore-by-design-spirits Restaurant in Singapore by Design Spirits AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-25T21:31:00-05:00 >2012-12-26T13:29:07-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/az/az91baxzv98mwhcu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Nautilus Project is located on the fourth floor of the ION shopping center, where opened recently on the Orchard Road, Singapore. The great strategy of the location has brought them lot of benefits as the floor composite of sales, drinks and food.&nbsp; Besides, the entrance of the restaurant is flanked on one side by an oyster bar and on the other side by displays of delectable dessert and trays of fresh crustaceans on ice.</p> <p> A certain concept of the design, chef, design and location have been prepared by the food consultant from the beginning had caused me difficulty in leading my own ideal interior design.&nbsp; However, the owner is the president of the cargo company and her beauty made me decided to reflect her sophisticate, elegant plus the tender characteristic to this restaurant project.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/64098090/tantangan-villa-in-bali-by-word-of-mouth Tantangan Villa in Bali by Word of Mouth AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-24T22:08:00-05:00 >2012-12-26T13:29:23-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j7/j7r2jgm5ubg63frb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;Villa Tantangan&rdquo; is a single family residence located in Nyanyi Beach, a private and secluded beach on the west coast of Bali.&nbsp; Overlooking the Indian Ocean to the west and a natural river system to the north, the layout of the villa attempts to capture these spectacular views wherever possible, and really connect the interior spaces with the natural environment.&nbsp; The remote &ldquo;off the grid&rdquo; location of the villa required the implementation of several &lsquo;green&rsquo; initiatives, to enable the villa to operate self-sufficiently.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63894894/restaurant-in-budapest Restaurant in Budapest AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-21T21:37:00-05:00 >2013-01-06T16:23:50-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tgrrtcthrfjzq1ti.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The base for the design was a high headroom 250 m2 space partly encompassing the inner court of the more than a hundred years old building. The most spectacular of the restaurant is the guest area, it can sit 40 guests, with its great glass portals it allows us to take a look inside. From the street we can see the cross-sectional view of the restaurant, through from the wardrobe, which is hidden behind the SICIS mosaic wall picturing a city view of New York, until the bar. Before entering we can take the pleasure by seeing the collection of chairs and tables from Tom Dixon, the red bar chairs designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and the classic lights by Artemide Tolomeo unusually placed above the leather benches.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63828947/modern-san-francisco-home Modern San Francisco Home AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-20T22:12:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T08:38:27-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kg/kg4w9xgtlki87wdt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Glen Park Residence is a shining example of respectful modernism integrated into an established San Francisco neighborhood. The steeply sloped, compact site combines many of the challenges of infill development. A balanced massing, responsive to neighboring properties, promotes transparency, light, volume, views and outdoor space.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63765106/villa-in-mauritius Villa in Mauritius AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-19T22:24:00-05:00 >2012-12-20T17:53:17-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zuv5ovrrw809y2lo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Family villa located on the Eastern Coast of Mauritius, overlooking an enclosed bay. The tropical contemporary design of the villa and pool was oriented to utilise natural ventilation and shading to create a comfortable environment and reduce the requirements for mechanical ventilation systems in the tropical climate. The construction of concrete, wood, stone and thatch roof nestles perfectly among the existing natural mangroves at the edge of the bay.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63659050/house-in-sag-harbor House in Sag Harbor AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-18T08:44:00-05:00 >2013-02-06T09:36:02-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/043ixenrcnjfkrk8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> This residence located on the Long Island coastline is designed to capture and frame spectacular water views. The design also maximizes transparency between interior spaces and the link between interior and exterior. The design embraces sustainability with geothermal design, day lighting, solar shading strategies and xeriscape landscaping.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63625345/seaside-home-in-new-york Seaside Home in New York AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-17T20:45:00-05:00 >2013-02-06T19:38:36-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hrakx4hob69ek1g9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> An existing non-descript structure, perched above the crest of the dune between the ocean and bay, was thoroughly transformed. We utilized clearly defined volumes, simple, durable, yet elegant materials and details instilling a strong connection between the indoors and out.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63563538/modern-home-in-austin Modern Home in Austin AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-16T22:40:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T17:33:39-05:00 <p> Gibbs Hollow Residence Gibbs Hollow Residence was conceived less as a house, but more as an extension and outgrowth of the limestone and aquifers of the Central Texas geography. The roof structure is configured so as to create a natural basin for the collection of rainwater, not unlike the vernal pools found in the outcroppings of Enchanted Rock. These basins harness additional natural flows through the use of photovoltaic and solar hot-water panels. The water, electricity and heat which are harvested on the roof tie into an extensive climate conditioning system which utilizes water source heat pumps and radiant loops to supply both the heating and cooling for the residence. The climate system is connected to geothermal ground loops as well as pools and water features thereby establishing a system of heat exchange which minimizes reliance on electricity or gas.The primary formal gesture of the project inserts two long native limestone walls into the site. The walls serve as the bo...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63493971/modern-home-in-athens Modern Home in Athens AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-15T21:39:37-05:00 >2012-12-15T21:39:37-05:00 <p> This is the reconstruction and reconfiguration of a postwar two storey detached house, about 100m2, located in the area of Thisio in Athens, in a plot which is fully covered.</p> <p> Beside the restoration work which had to be done for the statics of the building, the configuration of the far spatial organization was another significant intervention of the study.</p> <p> The indoor organization of the detached houses of &lsquo;50s was almost standard. On the ground floor, one could find the daytime functions: the sitting room, the living-room, the kitchen, perhaps a small wc; on the other floor, the nightly functions: the 3 bedrooms, the bathroom, the store room-laundry and the back balcony which had access to the camber through metal stairs.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/acropolis-view-house-by-minas-kosmidis/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63430207/home-by-christopher-simmonds-architect Home by Christopher Simmonds Architect AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-14T22:58:27-05:00 >2012-12-14T22:58:27-05:00 <p> The elongated form of this home straddles a sculptural moraine in Caledon, Ontario. Extensive glass offers panoramic views of the rolling terrain while providing an immediate and intimate connection with the gardens and outdoor activity areas of the house. Overhead, timber shade structures extend the form of the house while creating a transition to the gardens.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/moraine-house-by-christopher-simmonds-architect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63364209/ramat-hasharon-home-by-levy-chamizer-architects Ramat Hasharon Home by Levy Chamizer Architects AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-13T23:31:22-05:00 >2012-12-29T03:00:03-05:00 <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/ramat-hasharon-home-by-levy-chamizer-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> <p> <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/joshua-bell-penthouse-by-charles-rose-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Bell Penthouse by Charles Rose Architects</a></p> <p> <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/avantgarde-club-by-simona-iliescu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Avantgarde Club by Simona Iliescu</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63290443/house-in-colina House in Colina AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-12T21:05:39-05:00 >2012-12-26T12:00:57-05:00 <p> The sites, around 5000 m2 each and mostly surrounded by golf fields and green areas, have the constant presence of the Andes, high temperatures during summer time and winds from the south. The project seeks to incorporate the landscape in the household daily life, following the client&rsquo;s request who wanted to spend a long time throughout the year in the exterior spaces.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/kubler-house-in-colina-by-57studio/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> <p> <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/contemporary-weekend-retreat-in-napa-valley/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Contemporary weekend retreat in Napa Valley</a></p> <p> <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/gorgeous-mountain-getaway-near-yellowstone-park/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gorgeous mountain getaway near Yellowstone Park</a></p> &nbsp; http://archinect.com/blog/article/63253352/new-york-home-by-matiz-architecture-design New York Home by Matiz Architecture & Design AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-12T07:32:15-05:00 >2012-12-12T07:32:15-05:00 <p> On SoHo&rsquo;s East side, we reorganized existing spaces to best accommodate our client&rsquo;s desire to host social gatherings while retaining an intimate living environment. New furniture and lighting complement this loft&rsquo;s contemporary design while collectibles add life and splashes of color. Art is prominently displayed on multiple surfaces using a variety of materials and textures. A suspended wood panelled set of doors discreetly hides a large storage closet. &nbsp; Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/soho-loft-by-matiz-architecture-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a> &nbsp; <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/villa-by-mclean-quinlan-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa by McLean Quinlan Architects</a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63223846/modern-small-home-in-melbourne Modern Small Home in Melbourne AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-11T21:09:05-05:00 >2012-12-11T21:09:05-05:00 <p> The original house itself was restricted by the uniform &lsquo;neighbourhood character&rsquo; of the street, a very narrow site at only 4.5m wide and an obtrusive views from the office buildings behind. These problems only served as fodder for Cookes&rsquo; design ideas. Maximising every millimeter of space, Cookes has cleverly designed doors that slide into walls (doubling the kitchen size), a hall that transforms into a laundry and bathroom, cupboard doors that become an office bench-top and operable walls and sliding doors that open the house into a courtyard, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. Though The Nest is predominantly clean and subdued, moments of artistic expression can be found throughout the house, including foliage and duck cutouts, colourful splatters of paint and an intricate curved overhead mosaic. Cookes&rsquo; attention to detail and desire to add something special to every inch of the house is evident in the range of designed and custom-made door levers, pulls and m...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63190078/nico-van-der-meulen-architects-ber-house Nico van der Meulen Architects : Ber House AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-11T09:12:41-05:00 >2013-05-09T15:36:15-04:00 <p> The client requested a contemporary, iconic house without unnecessary rooms, open plan and airy. They needed 4 suites, a living area and a large study as he does a lot of work from home. The wife originally wanted burglar bars, which is not allowed in the estate, but this was the inspiration for the random steel bars used around the house, which could possibly keep flying elephants out.</p> <p> The house was designed by Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects as a simple rectangular shape, with the living rooms in the centre, surrounded by a koi pond and a pool. From the porte cochere one walks over the koi pond to the front door, looking through the hall, dining room and family room at the pool on the north side.&nbsp; The koi pond filled with mature koi surrounds the dining room on two sides. Broken slabs of granite with steel sheets over acts as steps between the dining room and hall to the family room and kitchen. A cantilevered staircase jut out of a granite clad wall, w...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63155653/glenbervie-house-in-melbourne-by-darren-carnell-architects Glenbervie House in Melbourne by Darren Carnell Architects AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-10T21:01:05-05:00 >2012-12-10T21:01:05-05:00 <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/glenbervie-house-in-melbourne-by-darren-carnell-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63091656/banya-house-in-brisbane-by-tonic Banya House in Brisbane by TONIC AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-09T22:15:34-05:00 >2012-12-09T22:15:34-05:00 <p> The idea behind this house was to create an urban oasis with WOW factor. As a result the house was designed around a central courtyard with flow of space from the living areas out to the central courtyard and through into the front yard while maintaining visual connection on both levels across the street to a local park without compromising privacy to occupants. The house had to appeal to a multitude of potential occupants, as a result the house has adaptable spaces that would suit most people. Having the plan set around a central courtyard with the pool as the main focus meant all living spaces have the ability to open to outside, which is perfect for our Queensland climate.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/banya-house-in-brisbane-by-tonic/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/63023668/lombok-island-villa Lombok Island Villa AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-08T21:30:18-05:00 >2012-12-08T21:30:18-05:00 <p> Canadian architect David Lombardi&rsquo;s concept of &lsquo;Function over Form&rsquo; leaves Villa Sapi&rsquo;s guests with a sense of discovery and surprise at every twist and turn, ranging from the traditionally styled, grass-roofed building that houses the main kitchen to a futuristic home theatre. Furnishings carry a signature colour theme of black, red and lime green, while the walls are adorned with flair &ndash; bamboo, water cascades and conceptual artwork. The first clue to the quirky nature of the artwork is a white sculpture in the coconut grove garden which, in huge black letters, suggests that we should &lsquo;Stop Making Sense.</p> <p> The view from the villa&rsquo;s open-sided living and dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms is unrivalled; here guests can look forward to a vista that is ever-changing with the moods of the sea, sky, neighbouring islands, distant mountains, forests and colourful fishing boats. At night, after a magnificent sunset, the views become even more magical as the moon&rsquo;s reflection twinkles o...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62955589/modern-home-design-in-delhi-india Modern Home Design in Delhi, India AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-07T21:11:39-05:00 >2012-12-07T21:11:39-05:00 <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/modern-home-in-new-delhi-overhang-house-by-dada-partners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62893052/residence-by-scott-edwards-architecture Residence by Scott Edwards Architecture AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-06T22:58:06-05:00 >2012-12-07T11:47:14-05:00 <p> the 1.5 bedroom home responds to amazing views of the river and Mt. Hood beyond. The home, designed by Rick Berry, utilizes the Northwest vernacular, which emphasizes the wood structural system, shields the home from 9 months of rain, and captures winter sunlight. The single slope roof originates over the bedroom and rises to its zenith above the living room. With a budget of $550k, the design is restrained by simplicity, emphases its structural system, compact for an aging client, and built to respond to the quick changing Northwest weather. The home linked by bridges to the owners daughters and sons homes, which sit adjacent, completes the family compound.</p> <p> <br> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/the-hotchkiss-residence-by-scott-edwards-architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62820713/house-by-monovolume-architecture-design House by Monovolume Architecture + Design AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-05T21:14:43-05:00 >2012-12-05T23:26:58-05:00 <p> The project M, a residential building in the centre of Meran, is embedded in the quit area of Obermais. The concept of the design was it to play with transparent and solid surfaces what fallows fascinating insights and outlooks. The interior melts together with the outside space. The terrain flows through the building and finds his renewal in the pool- and meadow area. Because of a refined external design and the arrangement of the pool, lawn, garden and house the whole concept seems like a unity with seamless transition.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/house-m-by-monovolume-architecture-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62789727/robinson-road-house-in-melbourne-by-steve-domoney-architecture Robinson Road House in Melbourne by Steve Domoney Architecture AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-05T10:06:44-05:00 >2012-12-26T12:12:09-05:00 <p> Two defining notions drove the design for this new home in Hawthorn.</p> <p> Firstly, the recognition that the street is currently in transition with the post war brick bungalow style dwelling giving way to more recent contemporary dwellings.</p> <p> Secondly, with the establishment of a larger family home on the site than currently exists, the need to balance the perception of openness from within against a heightened need for privacy with the greater intensity of development now surrounding the site.</p> <p> In addressing the transitional quality of the streetscape, attention is given to how a new building will fit into a likely new streetscape rather than the existing one. This rationale is evident in the resulting and somewhat &lsquo;self confident&rsquo; presence of the new home, awaiting the tide of new developments each of its flanks.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/robinson-road-house-in-melbourne-by-steve-domoney-architecture-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62685838/home-by-metropolis-design Home by Metropolis Design AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-03T21:14:33-05:00 >2012-12-10T22:46:06-05:00 <p> Tightly wedged between 2 beachfront houses, between two streets, and between the beach and the Twelve Apostles in the background, this alteration on a sliver of a site on Camps Bay&rsquo;s Golden Mile, exposes and adapts the inner structural layers of an unassuming two storey house to its context of sea, sand, rock and endless sky.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/beautiful-home-in-camps-bay-cape-town-by-metropolis-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62618374/spa-house-by-metropolis-design Spa House by Metropolis Design AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-02T21:14:26-05:00 >2012-12-03T11:19:19-05:00 <p> The building is conceived of as a hovering set of abstract sculptural elements, lightly suspended over a large waterscape, which forms an extended terrace on the mountainside.</p> <p> The inter-penetration of two simple forms, in combination with the staggering of the floorplane, allows a surprising amount of volumetric complexity and spatial interplay in and around the building. Transparency, an apparent lack of structural support, and the gaps between elements, dematerialize the building and create a presence in the landscape which is of nature, despite its abstraction</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/modern-home-design-spa-house-in-cape-town-by-metropolis-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62555249/port-ludlow-residence-by-finne-architects Port Ludlow Residence by FINNE Architects AwesomeArchitecture 2012-12-01T22:35:52-05:00 >2012-12-01T22:35:52-05:00 <p> The Port Ludlow Residence is a compact, 2400 SF modern house located on a wooded waterfront property at the north end of the Hood Canal, a long, fjord-like arm of western Puget Sound.&nbsp; The house creates a simple glazed living space that opens up to become a front porch to the beautiful Hood Canal.</p> <p> The east-facing house is sited along a high bank,&nbsp; with a wonderful view of the water.&nbsp; The main living volume is completely glazed, with 12-ft. high glass walls facing the view and large, 8-ft.x8-ft. sliding glass doors that open to a slightly raised wood deck,&nbsp; creating a seamless indoor-outdoor space. During the warm summer months, the living area feels like a large, open porch.&nbsp;&nbsp; Anchoring the north end of the living space is a two-story building volume containing several bedrooms and separate his/her office spaces.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/port-ludlow-residence-in-port-ludlow-washington-state-by-finne-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62486530/residencia-ps-by-pupogaspar-arquitetura Residencia PS by Pupogaspar Arquitetura AwesomeArchitecture 2012-11-30T22:07:22-05:00 >2012-11-30T22:07:22-05:00 <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/residencia-ps-by-pupogaspar-arquitetura-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62452041/mgm-city-center-in-las-vegas MGM City Center in Las Vegas AwesomeArchitecture 2012-11-30T09:47:15-05:00 >2012-11-30T09:47:15-05:00 <p> LTL was one of a number of architects and designers selected to participate in the creation of the single largest private development in American history: the MGM CityCenter in Las Vegas. The collective design teams&rsquo; charge was to conceive a new urban entity for Las Vegas, where carefully considered contemporary design could provide an alternative to the shallow theme-park concepts that have dominated the Strip. LTL&rsquo;s assigned challenge was to rethink the Las Vegas buffet by enhancing the dining experience and facilitating social interaction while maintaining the performance standards of the 600-seat all-you-can-eat venue</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/the-buffet-at-the-mgm-city-center-in-las-vegas-by-ltl-architects/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/62415538/house-by-stefan-antoni-olmesdahl-truen-architects House by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects AwesomeArchitecture 2012-11-29T20:53:42-05:00 >2012-11-29T20:53:42-05:00 <p> The clients requested a 6-bedroomed family home with understated elegance and quiet grandeur, indoor / outdoor living spaces and uninterrupted views, with a &rdquo;lived-in beach-house&rdquo; feel.</p> <p> The beach-front site falls within a pristine and unique environment, nestled at the foot of the Robberg. With direct access to a strip of idyllic beach, it is characterized by its rolling dunes and the dense indigenous vegetation of extraordinary variety, including a well establish Milkwood thicket. The site is subject to hot summers and moderate winters, with a cooling on-shore breeze, from the North East. Taking advantage of the large dune across the majority of the site, the views were maximised by elevating the living levels to above natural ground level, terracing built forms down the dune.</p> <p> Through <a href="http://awesomearchitecture.net/plett-65412-house-in-plettenberg-bay-south-africa-by-saota/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Awesome Architecture </strong></a></p>