Matera is a quiet town in Italy known for its houses that are dug into intricate rock formations. “Sassi” is how the Italians refer to them, which is the Italian word for stone. A Sasso is a typical expression of Matera architecture. It’s a space carved out of the side of the mountain, carved out of the very rock the mountain is made from, in this case dating back to the Palaeolithic Age.
The cooking niche is conceptualised as a black 'cutout' from the cupboard wall, featuring a cooking top in polished granite and a back splash in rough, hammered granite. The kitchen fan is integrated in the cupboards, as are all the other appliances, creating a very calm image.
This serene private home on the island of Ibiza is the perfect getaway from the hectic day to day life. Berlin based interior stylist Annabell Kutucu designed this private home on Ibiza and made it into a wonderful serene home where you can only find absolute rest. The home is decorated in mainly natural materials such as bamboo, wood and rattan and through the entire home lays a stone floor
‘Why live in a silo if you don't respect the base form of a circle?’ asks Belgian interior architect Arjaan De Feyter, who embraced the challenge of designing an apartment located within eight old silos, converted by Axel Vervoordt Real Estate at the Kanaal development in Antwerp.
A loft-style flipped-plan rhythmically-organized house designed by the architects for their own family, this budget-sensitive human-scaled project wove together the architects’ deep knowledge of San Francisco’s urban context and codes with their crisp and clear material and architectural aesthetic.
Architecture firm extrastudio has transformed a former winery in portugal into a secluded two-storey home. the residence — photographed here by fernando guerra — is located in a small village south of lisbon, which, with its mediterranean climate and sheltered setting, created the ideal conditions for growing grapes and producing wine.
The house dates from the 1930s and went through many renovation during the years.When it was our turn to renew the the 200 square meter apartment our first step was to simplify everything we felt was too much, in terms of dimensions and materials. The task was to create a relaxed, soft environment and the main interior feature is a dark, low-lying base line that runs like a unifying horizon through the whole apartment.
Designing contemporary house extensions that complement an existing structure and also blend into a natural environment poses various challenges. But the Bergmeisterwolf architecture studio makes it seem effortless with this vacation home in Toscolano Maderno, on the West coast of Lake Garda.
Master planned by Solidere International and the Government of Ajman, Al Zorah is an area of the UAE to watch – very closely at that. There’s already a Nicklaus Design championship 18-hole golf course – the undulating fairways reminiscent of Scotland – with luxury residential projects taking shape, a marina, all surrounded by one million square metres of natural mangrove wetlands home to around 60 species of birds.
Melbourne based architecture and interior design practice, Robson Rak, are well known for their beautiful projects that not only look good, but feel good too. Providing a sense of warmth and well-being by creating architecture that is easy to maintain and nourishes the user for years to come is the practice’s main goal.