A collaboration between two brothers, one a sculptor, the other an architect, both with a passion for re-use and recycle. One tonne blocks of waste concrete anchor the building within the site, an old sawmill, and produce a patchwork of colour and texture. At 100sqm the house is not large but a series of moving walls and doors open the inside to the out expanding the visual boundaries of the rooms. Sawmill House by Archier.
So much more than a pile of stones. The transformation of a ramshackle series of buildings into a minimalist, contemporary home is a thing of beauty while showing respect for place, materials and history. Rustic yet ultra modern the stone house in Scaiano, Switzerland by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects.
The best of both worlds. A bushland setting back from the ocean. A tree change with easy access to a sea change. The location is Flinders, a town south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula. I’m still stalking but instead of rolling waves it’s rolling hills. The house is by b.e. architecture and now leaves me with a conundrum. Which property will I buy from the proceeds of the bank heist I will have to pull to be able to afford either of them? Link here while it lasts.
What was once a summer home built in the 8os in South Bohemia, Czech Republic is now an updated and completed renovated primary residence for a young family. The main goal of the house’s redesign was to keep its simple form and to create a connection between the nature outside and the interior. Yes it is simple but it is really beautiful. Look at that view from the upstairs desk area. Magical. By B² Architecture, photos by Alexandra Timpau.
I could not help but think of my upcoming trip when I spotted this ranch the other day. Located in Bernal, New Mexico with views of Starvation Peak, it is quintessentially southwestern. It is a new build, designed by Caroline Dooley, and made to appear over 100 years old. The wood flooring is to die for with those colour variations, and the beamed ceilings are a fabulous rustic touch. Like the home I featured earlier, this too would make a superb vacation spot.