On a hill in an orange grove in southern Portugal is a guesthouse built as a series of white boxes based on traditional farmhouse buildings. Minmimalist interiors provide a simple escape from the heat of the sun while connecting effortlessly with the exterior. Spread over two floors the original shepherd’s hut contains the living room and kitchen opening to roof terraces including a pool. Casa Um by Lisbon-based Atelier Rua.
“This project is a triplex for a young couple who travel extensively for business who wanted the feeling of a quiet sanctuary for their new home. They partnered with BAAO to provide furnishings throughout the house. The existing building is a relatively compact Anglo-Italianate townhouse circa 1860, and a three-story extension was added to expand the living space. The house’s signature arched doorway and front window were the inspiration for much of the detailing for the renovated spaces.”
The repetitive arch motif leads the eye from room to room and floor to floor. The colour palette is restrained but pops of wallpaper and luxurious stone lift the scheme.
Mid-century meets traditional in this Lisbon apartment by André Vilar de Azevedo of Studio AVA and the result is fresh and decidedly on trend. Who would have thought that you could mix your blue and white pots with Jeanneret chairs and that a simple white hallway with modern mouldings and antique statuary could be so sexy?
Dartk and moody, modern and minimalist. Blurring the lines between outdoors and indoors. This weekend home is designed to maximise water views while accommodating a low maintenance, single story layout. The spaces within the house are arranged around a central courtyard which not only acts as a physical separation between the guest wing and public areas but allows views of the water for every room. All of the building materials, charred wood siding, zinc metal and exposed concrete, require little maintenance and age gracefully over time. These materials reflect the owner’s desire for a home that will blend within the landscape and provide a relaxing retreat from the city. Architect: Adam Jordan. Photos: Eric Petschek.
“We are passionate about long lasting design, working with a balance of opposing elements and materials to create a sense of energy and intrigue.
So few photographs in their portfolio but so much to like. One to keep an eye on Stroud based design studio Crittall & Hill.