It was more than an aesthetic exercise. It was a spiritual retreat, a place to cleanse body and soul. The house is build for an elves like young widow as retreat for her soul. The architecture is strongly connected with nature. The garden with is forest like atmosphere was the starting point in the project. A major dream from the owner was to have...
Project name
House Elvesgarden
Architecture firm
Stephan Maria Lang Architects
Location
Munich, Germany
Photography
Sebastian Kolm
Located in the surfers Paradise of Playa Avellana, Kaya Villas is series of 4 boutique villas nestled in the lush forests directly behind the waves. Care was taken to locate the villas throughout the site in a way that posed the least disruption to the existing flora and fauna. As such each villa has a unique forest setting with a private garden an...
Project name
Kaya Villas
Architecture firm
Garton Group Architecture
Location
Avellanas, Costa Rica
Tools used
AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Lumion, Autodesk 3ds Max
Les Archinautes: The building is located in the heart of Bohemian Forest with a view of Lipno lake. This cabin was built on a place where an old wooden cabin used to be. It is designed to provide the perfect base for nearby mountain sports in all conditions.
Project name
Lipno Lakeside Cabin
Architecture firm
Les Archinautes
Location
Lipno Lake, Czech Republic
Photography
Petr Polák. Tomáš Mach (Wintertime photo set)
The common critique of a house has been of a dead narrow passage connecting different spaces. Hence we hoped to create spaces that hold social relationships of the family and the movement relationship between body and space. Here the house has been articulated in a way that the passage has become a transition from one space to another space. It has...
Project name
A Hint Of Azul
Architecture firm
DIG Architects
Location
Vakola, Mumbai, India
Photography
PHX India
When it comes to the restoration of Colonial houses in Merida, one is always immersed in an atmosphere of calm and mystery that surrounds the ancient constructions of the city, thick walls and small windows generate cozy environments that invite rest and intimacy, as happens in Casa Lohr and its old halls. This sense of mystery and calm is meant to...
Project name
Casa Lohr
Architecture firm
20Diezz (Veinte Diezz Arquitectos)
Location
Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Photography
Manolo R. Solis
Set of villas located next to a pine forest. The volumes develop perpendicularly to the road, facing south. They land along the natural slope of the land, the garage, with only one floor, finishes the volumetry. The house basis begins as a wall, then surrounds the main volume and finally, again as a wall embraces the garage, giving a sense of c...
Project name
Houses in the pine forest
Architecture firm
PK Arquitetos
Location
Estoril, Portugal
Photography
Ivo Tavares Studio

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Zoncuantla Apartments in Coatepec, Mexico by Rafael Pardo Arquitectos