A stone headland rises to meet the sea and sand. Manmade crests waves of pampas grass. In Punta del Este, Uruguay Martin Gomez Arquitectos design beach houses that meet the environment and embrace it. It’s modern and it’s sexy. It’s hot and it’s too cool. Thanks to María for sharing these as yet unpublished shots. If you want to see more inspiring houses by the design studio lead by Argentinian architect Martin Gomez then click over to their tumblr… full of fabulous press tears and work. You’ll remember the Tree house from Elle Decoration.
The quest for harmony, serenity and timelessness, atmosphere, universality and context drives the creative processes of Spanish architect Ramón Esteve. Think modern, creative, innovative and dynamic. To me they are monumental works, at one with their cultural history and the land on which they sit while providing a defence against the harsh elements. A fortress and a home. That’s one way of justifying a spectacular pool… it’s the moat!
Up a winding lane in a village nestled beneath the Swiss Alps. Climb a rustic stair and… wow! This amazing renovation is by Christian Speck of Formzone. Lashings of rough and just enough luxe. It’s sleek and minimalist modern meets stone monolith and I love it. Age old beams and so fresh you can smell it pine. I dream of a view of the alps like that. A remarkable house in a remarkable part of the world.