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Clover Hill Residence by Ravi Raj occupies historic foundry in rural New York

October 21, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0
Clover Hill Residence by Ravi Raj

American studio Ravi Raj Architect has overhauled a 19th-century masonry building on a wooded New York property to create a contemporary weekend home for a pair of urban dwellers. The Clover Hill Residence sits on a forested hillside in the town of Somers, located about an hour’s drive from Manhattan. The project involved renovating an

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RF Apartment / SuperLimão Studio

October 21, 2019 Pilar Caballero 0

An apartment with 160 m² from the 50’s in Paulista Avenue, in São Paulo (Brazil) with a lot of history and customers willing to expose all the marks of time. SuperLimão’s project in the Artacho Jurado’s classic Saint Honoré building, won as residents a couple linked to art, architecture and photography and wanted an apartment to receive friends for dinners and get togethers.

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Faceted roof casts zigzagging shadows over London house extension

October 21, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Wooden Roof by Tsurata Architects

Tsuruta Architects has topped a conservatory extension in London with a faceted timber and glass roof that casts zigzag shadows over a wood-lined dining space. Called Wooden Roof, the extension to a Grade II-listed house is clad in planks of charred wood. Traditionally, glass conservatories are built pitched roofs to give views of the sky while

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Sophie Dries renovates Haussmann-era apartment in Paris for clients who are “really into colour”

October 21, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
Apartment Paris Marais by Sophie Dries

French architect Sophie Dries has combined a pair of mid-19th-century Parisian flats in a design that brings together street art and colour blocking. The apartment was previously two separate homes, built during Haussmann’s major reconstruction of Paris. The renovation sees them brought together into a 100-square-metre residence for a family of four. Dries designed a

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Sergey Makhno designs own thatch-roofed home filled with ceramics

October 21, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Shkrub by Sergey Makhno Architects

A thick thatched roof covers the top of this house with ceramics-filled interiors in Ukraine, which was built by architect and designer Sergey Makhno for his own family. The house – named Shkrub after an affectionate term used by Makhno and his wife for the structure – is located in Kozin, south of Kiev. The

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Wooden house by Hsü Rudolphy peeps from trees near Chilean lake

October 20, 2019 James Brillon 0
Slope House by Hsu Rudolphy

The three levels of this house by Santiago firm Hsü Rudolphy step down a sloped site to Rapel Lake, creating multiple terraces and access to the water. Located roughly two hours South of Santiago, the 244-square-metre Slope House overlooks Chile’s Rapel Lake, an artificial reservoir that feeds into a dam further down the Rapel River.

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Alexis Dournier builds trio of tropical villas in Bali’s surf haven Uluwatu

October 20, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
Uluwatu Surf Villas: Carbon House by Alexis Dournier

Architect Alexis Dournier puts a new spin on Balinese vernacular in his three Uluwatu Surf Villas, at a retreat billed as a paradise for surfers. The Bali-based, German architect has combined humble materials like natural limestone and reclaimed teak to create the luxury villas, which boast private swimming pools, indoor-outdoor living spaces and impressive sea views. They

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Kapsimalis Architects converts caves for summer houses on Greek island

October 19, 2019 Jon Astbury 0
Two holiday residences in Fira by Kapsimalis Architects

The vaulted forms and underground caves of an old house on the Greek island of Santorini have been converted into a holiday home complex by Kapsimalis Architects. Located in the town of Fira, the components of the existing compound –  including walled courtyards, a donkey barn and three small caves for storage  – have been

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