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Casaprima Villa for exotic vacation

This is a truly magnificent villa, called Casaprima, located in on the hillside of Corossol, St. Barts. It is rented and designed for luxurious, exotic rest. For the guests proposed the main building with two bedrooms, cozy and bright living room and a bungalow with its own bedroom, kitchen and bar. But you would be the most impressed by an astounding terrace and dazzling pool with great views of the bay. Other features of the villa include panoramic windows and sliding doors allow to enjoy the landscape and fresh air from any angle of the house. Home design is simple, but it has everything for a magical vacation near the shore and nature.



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The Melbourne’s Vader House by Andrew Maynard

When planning this house Andrew Maynard had an objective of creating a contemporary compact house on a limited site in the dense Melbourne’s block. He accomplished the mission brilliantly by designing a very simple and good looking structure basing on the existing walls. These boundary walls were there for many years which is why they are so massive and tall – two of those walls are at the same time house walls. Nowadays it’s forbidden to build such a high fence. The facade of the house is of glass and decorated by wide aluminum plates that are actually the unique feature of this building and give some additional privacy and shade. The little patio is planned very efficiently and has a small swimming pool (or is it Jacuzzi?). Inside of the house is a big hall, and only one actually, with a terrace. It looks quite extraordinary and contributes to the house’s uniqueness.



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Bahia House in Brazil by Studio MK27

This eco-friendly Bahia House located in Salvador and was designed by Studio MK27. The basic idea of this project is to keep cool in the hot Brazilian climate. For this purpose designers have used traditional techniques and materials, such as clay for the roof, wooden ceilings, sliding latticed wooden panels. The building is organized around a central patio to make natural ventilation in all the spaces possible and give beautiful view in a grassed garden. This idea of home is very unusual nowadays, because there is no modern technology in Bahia House. But the result is a contemporary house, where dwellers will feel comfortable despite the hot, shiny climate.



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Project 14 by Australian Building Designer Dane Richardson

This large contemporary building was designed by and constructed under the supervision of Dane Richardson, the Australian professional architect running the Dane Design Australia studio in Dunsborough. A distinctive feature of this house’s architecture is the structure consisting of multiple hanging out modules, creating a huge open-air living area beneath. The western and eastern wings of the building have children’s bedrooms, TV room, bathroom, guest room and master bedroom. All of the private rooms have ordinary sized windows, whereas the central hall literally has glass walls to unite the inner house’s space with the patio and open the breathtaking view to the surrounding landscape. Electronic window blinds are installed to protect against excessive sunlight or evening coolness. The house is also equipped with a full range of energy and water saving devices. The wooden entrance door brought to Australia from the Indian temple looks pretty aloof and yet brings individuality to the house. More information about this and other houses by Dane Design Australia can be found on their website here.



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Luxury Sunset Plaza Residence in the Hollywood Hills

Architecture is a true art and we want to present you one more example can help you in creating a modern home design. This innovative project in the Hollywood Hills inspired by breathtaking views of Los Angeles, the ocean and the canyon. David Thompson and Kevin Southerland from Assembledge Architects designed Sunset Plaza Residence and they achieved success. The house looks really great, being the masterpiece of luxury and glamour. The 5,000 sq ft home has everything, including contemporary exterior and interior, L-shape pool, panoramic windows, lots of lighting and so on. Simple geometries expressed in a palette of plaster, painted cement board and wood blend with the site.



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Shift House by Apollo Architects & Associates
Called Shift, the house in Tokyo was designed by Japanese studio Apollo Architects & Associates. The unusual house's exterior looks cold and unwelcoming, because there are no windows outside. But it’s only an appearance, as passers-by are unaware about original design idea. It turns out that inside the space of the house is situated a small internal courtyard. And inner walls are totally made of glass that provides views into all of the interior spaces on both floors. Everything in the house aimed at supporting balance and harmony. You can see the plan of the rooms on the picture below. There is even a yoga room on the first floor. The symbolic tree in the courtyard plays a central role in sustaining the equilibrium of the architecture and allows to take pleasure the Japanese four seasons.

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Luxury design by A-Cero – House 10 in Madrid

We have recently reviewed the contemporary house design by A-Cero, which was built quite recently. The following house is another masterpiece by this famous Spanish studio. It refers to the end of 2008, when it was built in Madrid’s La Finca residential area along with many other unique houses, all designed by A-Cero. This huge house features sweeping light concrete exterior with sharp edges, making it look generous and even larger than it is and giving the contemporary feel. It would probably look unwelcoming and cold, if not the careful and well-thought design of the surrounding landscape and outstanding illumination, making the house shine like a gem at night. The interior complements the extraordinary architecture, at the same time providing the diversity of styles for different rooms, depending on their purpose.



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Contemporary Summer House Vestfold 2 in Norway

This unique house is located on the coast of Vestfold in the southern part of Norway. It was built as a summer residence and blends with the landscape greatly. Truth to say, it’s difficult to imagine that modern comfortable house could be situated on a terrain surrounded by rocks, but the designers from Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL have implemented this idea. The house and terrace are partly built upon existing stone walls, other parts of the walls are made of stones from the blasting on the ground. The exterior is clad in wood and stone. As a whole, the house impressed us by its contemporary look, stylish pool and terrace which offer fascinating views of the water and rocks.



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