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A glass house in the Mexican desert, twenty minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, Casa Etérea sits on the slope of an extinct volcano. The sustainably-built dwelling is encased in mirrored panels, reflecting the changing light that illuminates its rugged landscape.
Project name
Casa Etérea
Location
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Photography
Kevin Scott, Prashant Ashoka, Estudio Mavix
A home lighting layout is undoubtedly an afterthought in the general scenario. The lesser known fact hatch is undoubtedly true in most cases when it comes to interiors is the right lighting layout. It makes all the difference globally, and choosing the right kind of fixtures substantially improves the home lighting layout.
Written by
Rameena Yameen
Photography
Skye Studios, bazz.ca
The Czech architecture firm Kuba & Pilař architekti has recently completed a family house on the waterfront with a green roof, located in Znojmo Town, Czech Republic. The plot is situated in a gap between family houses that form the banks of the Dyje River. Steep terrain of the plot has the original terrace landscaping with stonewalls.
Architecture firm
Kuba & Pilař architekti
Location
Znojmo, Czech Republic
Photography
BoysPlayNice, www.boysplaynice.com
YH2 Architecture: Initially built as a small storage space by the first owner who was a lumberman, the shed was later rearranged into a forest refuge by its next owners. La Colombière (Dovery) thus represents the completion and third phase of this simple one-storey construction into a true retreat expanding on three floors.
Project name
La Colombière
Architecture firm
YH2 Architecture
Location
Sutton, Quebec, Canada
Photography
Francis Pelletier, Loukas Yiacouvakis
Alexandre-de-Sève Town House: When Heritage and Contemporary Meet. Restoring a 19th-century house while retaining the heritage and creating a contemporary addition is quite a challenge. The original 60 m² building has been fully restored and converted into two apartments: a two-floor 4 ½ and a 3 ½ on the second floor.
Project name
Alexandre-de-Sève town house
Architecture firm
Guillaume Lévesque architecte
Location
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Photography
Charles Lanteigne photo
Designed by Iranian architecture firm Shomali Design Studio, Shalakht is the name of this project that is the local name of Goose. The concept comes from two birds sitting side by side in the forest.
Project name
Shalakht
Architecture firm
Shomali Design Studio
Location
Gilan, Iran
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, V-ray, Adobe Photoshop, Lumion, Adobe After Effects
Casa Canela designed by Workshop Diseño y Construcción aims to respect and honor the historic values of colonial architecture of Yucatan, in a pure and sober way, combining with contemporary details and comfort of current lifestyle in order to create a small oasis in the middle of the city.
Project name
Canela House
Architecture firm
Workshop Diseño y Construcción
Location
Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Photography
Tamara Uribe
In designing the LA home of a movie director known for his powerfully explosive, high impact cinematic experiences, Oppenheim Architecture partnered with the director's hydraulics team (who make his sets fly) to create a large pivoting window wall on the pool cabana. Twenty-five thousand pounds of counterweight enable the window wall's natural stas...
Project name
L.A. Villa
Architecture firm
Oppenheim Architecture
Location
Los Angeles, California
Tools used
ArchiCAD, Adobe Photoshop