Captain on board of your own ship.

It is a boy's dream that lives inside many men. The wind blows through your sun-bleached hair, you taste the saltiness on your lips and the midday sun burns on your dry skin. Waves break on the bow and form a refreshing mist. With your head held high, you look over the foaming crests to the...

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House in the Hill – Only Victories

The House in the Hill is a simple and yet complex conceptual residence, existing of only two storeys installed in the natural coastal landscape. The rear entrance to the residence is buried in the hill, while the all-glass front provides an unrivalled view of the coast. The construction is...

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Where ocean and sky merge

Dropped on top of a rocky Californian coastal cape in Laguna Beach, this striking residence responds directly to the client's wishes: a relaxing beach house for the whole family, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The owner wanted a comfortable environment to enjoy the view and the natural site with...

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Marble between life and death

Dalmine, a city of 25,000 inhabitants in the north of Italy, saw the need to raise its cemetery with a new pavilion to provide room for 500 niches for ossuaries and urns. The new pavilion is different from the traditional typology, which usually consists of an open colonnade on the large...

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Ancient Rome in new design

Villa Deca is a luxury residence which brings the sentiments of the ancient Roman 'dolce far niente' — the pleasant idleness — back to life. It was designed by architect Guilherme Torres for Casa Cor 2014 in São Paolo, the largest architecture and design event in Brazil. He...

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About lines…

Architectural lines aren't just lines. They represent the relationship between spaces. They cannot be too close or too far away and have to be regular and objective. Like distinctive fruits on a branch, this building by Studio Gaon has successive masses and different gardens between each room,...

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New Yuppies in Beijing

The design concept of the hotel in the centre of Beijing was inspired by the hexagonal elements in the facades of the building, resembling diamonds. Cut diamond shapes are the result of the continuous refining of rough stone; the space itself has adopted this shape and shining features. Cheng...

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Penthouse Z

Interior design for a penthouse along the coast of the Barletta Sea: the surface of 400 m² is divided over two levels in such a way that public and more private areas are strictly separated. The living and dining room are located on the lowest level with access to the private garden of...

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Clean lines contrasting with the biological environment

The detached house 'Olion' is located in an olive orchard planted in the beginning of the 16th century, on the island of Thassos. The L-shaped residence, with its functional volumes clearly separated from each other, unfolds in two levels. The ground floor consists of a uniform space containing...

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Modern villa in dune landscape

The exterior of this modern villa is made of natural materials such as stone and wooden panels, to reflect the atmosphere of the landscape. The facade of the upper floor is lined with wooden parts, extended to the windows, functioning as blinds to provide the desired privacy. For an optimal...

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Eye-catching restaurant architecture

Like architecture, food has a way of giving us a sense of time and place. Eating together is ingrained in our human rituals involving spaces and how we inhabit them. The space that protects us during our meal can be vibrant or intimate, but it carries our memories, and the experience of eating...

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Enjoying the surroundings in Valparaiso

Estudio 111, from Valparaiso Chile, designed a country retreat for her client, built in a place of peace, quiet and tranquillity, where you can share the pleasure of a privileged environment with family and friends. The residence, with a metal structure and plaster partitions, wants to...

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A functional layout inspired by the environment

The property is located on the edge of the Żurawiniec reserve and is surrounded by a dense park in the south and in the west. A slope of less than one storey forms the front boundary of the plot. This type of terrain has determined the entire approach to the project. To avoid the descent to...

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Hyatt Place Hotel - Luoyang

This newly constructed hotel is located in the middle of the historical city of Luoyang. The design encompasses the entire hotel in a timeless look with a sleek and refined atmosphere that refers to the rich context and history of the city. Faithful to the core values of the Hyatt Place...

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Cocooning in 'Huis 33'

'Cocooning' means that you are really at home without the need to temporarily leave and escape from your daily life. You love your life, your rituals and the place where everything happens. This is true luxury. Creating such luxury is a challenge. It must be more beautiful than the most...

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