Villa Midgård by DAPstockholm

DAPstockholm designed the Villa Midgård in Stockholm, Sweden.

Project description
When the client met with DAPstockholm they wished for a solid, secluded house with a maintenance-free facade, a sense of ceiling height and a master bedroom with the benefit of morning sun. They also wished for a solution where they could open up larger windows toward the scenery and have a sheltered space where they could sit and listen to the pouring rain. This resulted in a multi-faceted house where the shape and direction of the different volumes are based on various factors such as the terrain, the light conditions, the views and the privacy. The volumes give the house seven different facades. This and the dramatic nature of the sloping site provide the house with a unique character. Cut-outs in the mountain give space for the outdoor seating areas. In the south-east direction, outside the SPA, one of these creates a significant border between the arranged and the rampant garden.

The second floor is suspended above the entrance floor to shadow and protect the yard. Here the infinity pool, made out of dark concrete, make you think of a deep forest lake adding to qualities of a wilderness where the water runs over the pool edge.

The facade of the souterrain is made out of slate and the stair from the carport out of limestone. Grass covers the roof of the tallest volume and the roof terrace where it is themed with spruce. The house interior also exhibit materials that are close to nature such as walnut, ceramic granite and marble. “By using living materials the house will become more characteristic with age” says Calle Smedshammar, partner Architect at DAPstockholm.

Architecture: DAPstockholm
Photography: Åke E:son Lindman

Lindhurst Residence by Wernerfield Architects

Wernerfield Architects have designed the Lindhurst Residence in Dallas, Texas.
Project description
The 4,800 square foot single story residence is located on a 1 acre site in the Preston Hollow area of Dallas. The c-shape courtyard plan is oriented to offer views of a large pond from all areas of the home. The internal courtyard space provides a generous outdoor living and pool area with privacy from the street.

Architecture: Wernerfield Architects

Edge House by STARH Stanislavov Architects

Today we want to show you interesting concept house “Edge House” created by Bulgarian firm STARH Stanislavov Architects. It’s a single family dwelling located in the densely vegetated suburbia of Varna, next to the sea. The residence’s peculiar plan, reminiscent of a conch shell, ends in a southern-facing full-height curtain wall orienting all programmatic elements towards the sea. Take a look!


Polyhedron Habitable by Manuel Villa

Polyhedron Habitable is a charming tiny relaxation space from Colombian architect Manuel Villa located in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia. The owners of the home near by wanted a special miniature crib in their back yard where the parents and their small child could spend some time quietly. “Polyhedron Habitable” is meant to serve as a refuge and shelter, but also as a getaway. The wooden unique-shaped building will soon be the place where the smallest family member will play and escape whenever he feels the need. From this point of view the building can be resembled with a tree house.

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Modern Country Villa in Santuario de la Luz Spain

This stunning villa in Santuario de la Luz, Spain is an example in how sustainable living can be stylish, designer and luxurious. Its Belgian owners have spent the last twelve years transforming the building and the gardens into a private wonderland. They have maximised on the houses reclusive position in the heartland of the Natural Cork Forest, 2,5 km down a country track (after the beautiful Santuario de la Luz church), and created heavenly views from both indoors and outdoors. Massive scale garden landscaping has created an oasis in the garden and the use of natural and local materials has allowed nature to creep indoors. The result is a peaceful and wholesome home.

Celine Dion’s Private Island Mansion

International singing star Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil have decided to put up their Montreal-area home for sale at a whopping $29.7 million. Making this particular property the most expensive in the entire province of Quebec.

Beautiful water views are visible from every window of the home. Buyers can create a helipad if they want another way of accessing the island, apart from the private gated bridge with security post.

The new owners can also add a helipad for an alternative method of transport to the property.

The house is up for sale because the couple doesn’t spend nearly enough time here due to Celine’s intensive performance schedule.

The 24,000 sq-ft French Normand-style chateau is secluded on its own 830,000 sq-ft fenced-in island near Laval, Que.,’s Ste. Rose district. It has its own bridge and a security post.

The mansion features an elevator, gym, game room, vaulted stone wine cellar, pool and pool house.


Luxury Villa Amanzi Dream Home

Uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, and located in one of the nicest areas of Phuket, Thailand has to offer. It is simply amazing what Original Vision Studio has accomplished with this one by creating this massive six bedroom residence without disturbing the beauty of nature around it! Who could resist to swim in that 15m infinity pool overlooking this beautiful shore?!