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Tropical modern by André Luque

This Tropical modern home by André Luque Architects is a place I need to go and spend a good week. I appreciate that the architect and the client worked together to save as many trees as possible. In the description they only had to remove one small tree. The result of careful planning with respect to the foliage is where this amazing tropical feel comes from. The home feels so open and private, like your own private get away. The green pool is a beautiful feature that I am sure gets plenty of use.

tropical,modern architecture,design, Brazil

tropical,modern architecture,design, Brazil
 

Modern tower conversion Piercy & Company

This modern tower conversion by Piercy & Company is not my typical post but I was intrigued by the old made new, new in use not structure. The setting and surroundings are so picturesque. I am surprised this hasn’t been used in a movie yet. I like the clear story or “cap” on top of the structure, it makes the rest of the building take on a whole different personality.

“Described by The Guardian’s architecture critic Jonathan Glancey as “one of the most original and soul-stirring modern homes in Britain”, this is a wonderful conversion of an early 19th century martello tower overlooking the sea in Suffolk.”

modern coversion,addition,remodel

modern coversion,addition,remodel
 

Single Family House in Zurich Oberland

This single family house in Zurich Oberland by AFGH has a industrial feel but also has some warmth provided by walls and ceilings of plywood. In the past I generally didn’t like the use of plywood that much but for some reason this is work for me. I can’t quite figure out the exterior treatment of the house, concrete, steel, aluminum? The door with the hole pattern is a nice touch and design element that is echoed in a upper level window.

burtalist,industrial,architecture,house

burtalist,industrial,architecture,house
 

Industrial building turned modern home

This industrial building turned modern home is the work of the renowned design firm Brinkworth for the artist Dinos Chapman and knitwear designer Tiphaine de Lussy. I often refers to these types of home as “bunker style” mostly because of all of the concrete. As it turns out I like these style homes. 7,500 sq ft is a fairly large home but it lays out nicely.“Much of the charm of the original 1930s concrete reservoir (including expansive, open-plan spaces) has been retained by Brinkworth who have also incorporated a large glass pavilion on the top of the property that gives panoramic views towards the North Downs. The pavilion provides a living space that is perhaps one of the most spectacular of any property in the South East of England.”

modern concrete,house,design,architecture

modern concrete,house,design,architecture
 

Mid century in Greenwich Connecticut

Mid century in Greenwich Connecticut couldn’t possibly get any better than this. Designed by ROY JOHNSON in 1979 this rather large mid century gem is currently on the market. The front door and entry way are dramatic is good good way. Where did that stunning and I am sure one of a kind twisted staircase come from? I am sure we can all easily admit that the current owner has some good taste in furnishings. The older landscape and pond in the back are a great marriage with the house.

mid century,architecture,mcm,midcentury

mid century,architecture,mcm,midcentury
 

Moonlight House by Giovanni D’Ambrosio Architecture

The Moonlight House by Giovanni D’Ambrosio Architecture is quite a stunning structure. I was instantly engaged by the interiors. I almost feel like I am inside a mid century modern house with the slatted ceilings. The stone work coming into the interiors also gives me a feeling of MCM. The jutting roof lines are a dramatic architectural element while giving volume to the interiors of the house.

modern architecture,house design

modern architecture,house design
 


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