Posts Tagged ‘white homes’
December 12th, 2012 – A new angular home in the south of Portugal has become a man made centerpiece between a family of 400 olive trees. The stark white structure, which appears to be a new build, is actually the remodeling and reconstruction of an existing home that has been covered with a geometric shell-like architectural canopy for temperature control against the beaming sun. Vitor Vilhena, founding architect of Vitor Vilhena Arquitectura, explains that the “architectural concept seeks to create two parcels with separate identities, including one volume with irregular geometry and other volume of regular geometry that communicate through a glass hallway. The surrounding outdoors relate to the terrain, landscape and vegetation.”
Located near the sea in Algrave, Vilhena decided to speak a contemporary language through the form of the home, with references to the vernacular of algarve architecture, then carry that language into the interiors. The interiors of the home are mostly white, with cool grey concrete ceilings. The interior rooms happily fit into the slanted ceilings, as bookshelves and cabinetry take unusual form to tie into the sculptural architecture!
December 4th, 2012 – Israeli-based architects Zahavi have just completed a cool contemporary villa on the stunning coastline of Ashdod. The main structure of the 4 bedroom house is built as one large box and dressed with medal cladding, then Zahavi added a white shell like structure around to the box giving the dwelling a more interesting shape.
The all white interiors add an uplifting and breezy feel to the space as it sits directly on the windy coast. Massive glass doors allow the interiors to open up to a teak wood deck which harnesses a swimming pool that has circular windows under the water allowing swimmers to see inside the basement level of the home!
(Photography: Epstein )
Singapore based firm Aamer Architects created a lustful new abode on their local Siglap Hill called The Ninety7 House. From room placement, to colors, to philosophical concepts, The house was meticulously thought through. The exterior architecture of the home is designed to resemble curvilinear folds which start on the second floor and fold up over the third, functioning as the roof, creating a “shelter” like feeling for the home and it’s owners. White was chosen as the dominant color of the home to allow the natural trees, shrubbery, and water below to be visually featured. Aamer created wide architectural openings throughout the home to keep natural ventilation circulating. And with all seriousness aside, The Ninety7 would be an awesome space for a poolside soiree!