This unique residential home was built on a very long and very narrow plot of land at the foot of the Swabian Alb, Southern Germany. The idea of the design by Anna Philipp was to sort the property’s extreme proportions by using three lines: a tree line, a water – and an art line. In turn the art line divides the building into a horizontal public space containing the areas for living, cooking and eating, and a vertical, private area with a library and office providing the family with an opportunity to retreat. The family’s great passion for art and graphic design, which is a central design theme throughout the entire house, gives it its own special expression. Thanks to the professional light planning the entire home is staged by directing both the daylight as well as the artificial light. Therefore the daughter enjoys producing her own works of art sitting at the dining table, underneath the “Zettel-lamp” designed by Ingo Maurer.
Villa Altona is located in Törnskogen, in the municipality of Sollentuna, Sweden. The site is steep with a height difference of nine meters between the ground floor and the street level. The contrast between the suburban landscape to the south and the untouched forest to the north, gives the site its identity. The two opposite characters of the site generated the form, placement and colors of the house.
Being surrounded by water. A stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea. The residents of this villa enjoy a maximum holiday experience in their holiday villa. In the long-term they could even transform their holiday home into a place to settle down and grow old happily ever after.
Decription: holiday villa surrounded by water, near the beach
Status: Completed in 2015
Surface: 620 m2 floor surface, 1 hectare land
Living areas: living room with kitchen, 6 bedrooms, home cinema, wine cellar, gym including sauna, roof terrace, swimming pool
Material: white stucco, white Kreon artificial stone facade, grey tiling, dark grey window-frames
Special: infinity/overflow swimming pool, personal water wells, water channel surrounding the living area, sun panels, Creston domotica, Basalte switches, fireplace, home cinema seat, monolithic Hi-macs cooking island, laundry shaft
Malouna villa is an exclusive private residential project located on the North Coast of Koh Samui Island in Bang Po, Thailand. Lying on a quiet part of beautiful Laem Noi Beach along Koh Samui’s northern shore, Villa Malouna boasts 45m of pristine beach frontage, with views across to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan.
Q: When designing a houseboat or structure sitting alongside a body of water, what are the considerations or alterations you have to make as opposed to a “regular” building? What is the most difficult part to resolve in a floating house?
A: There are a few aspects for floating houses that are of the outmost importance:
You always have to make calculations for the weight of the boat because it has to float.
the Volume of the hull that is below the water level has to be compensated by the weight of the floating building. If you have a displacement of 1m³ of water you will need to compensate this with a weight of about 1000 kg. Before execution we make calculations off the total weight, including the extra weight that people will need for furniture, books and all other house stuff that they will put in the floating house.
The surrounding nature and slope dictated the shape of this one family house fully covered in black roofing felt.Delightful views into the sunny forest, space and a daring uncompromising design was the starting point for the development of this villa in Nacka, outside Stockholm.
Describing his latest project, a house for his own family in a leafy suburb of Bergen, Todd Saunders says, ‘It’s like three sticks, stacked on top of each other.’ At a stretch, the analogy holds – the house is composed of three woodclad elements, one vertical, two horizontal – but it’s far more accurate to describe it as a strictly functional composition.
On a large plot, situated next to a forest, Spanjers Architect designed a modern villa at the end of a long driveway. The use of natural materials (woodand natural stone) combined with white plaster was the initial concept of the architectural design. This house should have a modern appearance and at the same time fit in its for rest surrounding.
Perched on a dramatic headland on the west coast of Phuket in Thailand, Villa Saengootsa is an unassuming statement in the integration of indoor and outdoor space, brought together in an exciting contemporary living experience.