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A Luxurious Penthouse in Ahmedabad, India by Prashant Parmar Architect

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Article Source: Shayona Consultants


Step into the epitome of iconic living in this Ultra-Modern Luxurious Penthouse, where each room is meticulously designed to create a harmonious blend of style, luxury and timeless beauty with breathtaking aesthetics.

General Information :

  • Project Name: Ultra-Modern Luxurious Penthouse in Ahmedabad
  • Architecture Firm: Prashant Parmar Architect | Shayona Consultants
  • Principal  & Founder Architect: Architect Prashant Parmar
  • Website:
  • Firm Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Completion Year: 2023
  • Carpet Area: 4,300 sq. ft.
  • Budget: INR 4500 / Sq. ft. Approx.
  • Project Commencement Date: 21/06/2021
  • Project Completion Date: 09/06/2023
  • Time Duration: 2 Years
  • Project Location: Nehrunagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • *Photography Credits : @studio_16mm
  • Design Team: Ar. Hemang Mistry, Ar. Ashish Rathod, Ar. Vasavi Mehta, Ar. Nidhi Patel, Ar. Nensi Patel.


Walker Residence by McClean Design

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023

Hope all is well.  We would like to share with you one of Paul McClean’s recently completed projects, located in Los Angeles.  The interiors were designed by Lynda Murray, LMID, Inc.

Photographed by Jim Bartsch.

A captivating site looking east towards the San Gabriel mountains with a unique view of the Hollywood sign and the Griffith Observatory, the firm’s clients wanted a family home for themselves and their three children.  Because the usable area of the site was somewhat limited and restricted by planning ordinances, they needed to place a substantial part of the program below grade.  It made sense to locate the main living spaces and the parents’ suite on the upper level and locate the three children’s rooms as well as a family play area and media space in the basement.  The most pressing design challenge was how to get enough light into the lower level while providing privacy from the street and access to the view.  The design solution involved creating a central lower-level courtyard with a bridged connection to the main entry above, focused directly on the view of the Hollywood sign in the distance.

The house is separated from the street by a series of stone walls with only a small break on axis with the entry bridge.  Entry is through a metal gate and along a tall water wall overlooking the central courtyard and leading to the glass bridge.  Upon entering, the living area looks directly out over the pool with the kitchen and dining family space to the left and the main bedroom wing to the right.  The living area contains a unique bar area with an aquarium back drop and a clear glass floor to the wine cellar below.

The bedrooms on the lower level all look out over a central landscaped courtyard, with a sliding glass wall that combines the outdoor garden with the family room in pleasant weather.  The lower level includes a gym and wellness area in addition to the wine room, with its glass ceiling to the bar area above.  Since space is at such a premium, parking for the property is accessed by a ramp and located below the rear garden and pool area.

A palette of natural stone and soft wood tones, accented by black steel windows and trim, creates a warm and inviting series of contemporary spaces, with a seamless connection to the surrounding garden and hillside spaces.

McClean’s eponymous firm is one of the leading contemporary residential design firms in Southern California.  Paul has become the go-to architect for celebrity clientele such as Beyoncé, Jay Z and Calvin Klein.  With projects ranging in size from 3,500 to well above 50,000 square feet, McClean’s homes are tailor-made to harmoniously fit his clients’ varying lifestyles.  Although based in Southern California, the firm is busy working on homes throughout the United States and abroad.

Vivienda unifamiliar aislada Casa NaCAr

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

Casa NaCAr

Architects: Javier Pérez‐alcalde Schwartz Fernando Aguarta García
Studio: equipo olivares arquitectos
Project title: Vivienda unifamiliar aislada Casa NaCAr
Developer: Fernando Grassa & Carolina Tabares
Completion year: 2023
Built surface: 271,31 m²
Project location: C/LIRIO nº5 el Médano
City: Santa Cruz De Tenerife

Located in an interior plot with limited views, the NaCAr house is a holidayhome that emerges from its surroundings in the town of El Médano. Well‐known as acenter of windsurfing and kiteboarding, the area is visited by very strong winds.Therefore, the project seeks to harness the unique weather characteristics of thesouth of Tenerife while minimizing some of its uncomfortable traits. Structured as asimple volume, the house is surrounded by a series of patios that are designed toencourage outdoor life, while offering shelter from the prevailing winds. Theproperty’s features adapt to the region and include a sink section near the entrance toclear bathing gear, a small swimming pool to cool in, a shaded exterior dining area, anda spacious grill and countertop.

Designed as extensions of the built interior, these open spaces are protected by walls and lattices that add coolness and constitute an architectural principle of outdoor living and leisure. The lattices are inspired by the brick openwork of local agriculture, while the wicker shades evoke traditional basketmaking.

A coat of EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finishing System) lines the entire house, including walls and roofs. Combined with the smoothness of aluminum composite panels, this coat creates an elementary geometry that is traversed by air, light, and shade lines. Other materials include broken and slightly tainted concrete areas that allude to tufa limestone, clean woodwork and white formica finishes. The bamboo paving in the upper floor is a required feature that provides a counterpoint of warmth to this coastal home.

Spanish Text. equipo olivares
English Translation. F.J. Hdez Adrián

6Acres – Redmond, Washington

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Redmond, Washington

6Acres embodies contemporary Northwest architecture through its reverence for its surroundings, embrace of naturally elegant materials, and clean structural expression.


Situated on an extraordinary estate with several existing traditional-style buildings, including an adjoining pool house, the 18,194-square-foot home was designed to extend the contact between living space and landscape through transparency and erosion of mass. The building itself has a low, horizontal profile, punctuated by concrete chimneys that introduce verticality without dominating the airspace. An enclosed entry courtyard creates a sense of mystery and a meditative interstitial space, while further in, a repetition of vistas reveals the topography of the site and its abundance of earth and sky. An architectonic water feature on one level spills into an organic feature below, calling back to the natural beauty of the site.


Kor Architects design team
Matthew Kent, AIA, Principal
Brie Nakamuara, Project Architect
Joseph Daniele, Project Designer

Project team
Architecture: Kor Architects
Interior Design: Gregory Carmichael
Contractor: TOTH Construction
Civil Engineer: D.R. Strong Consulting Engineers, INC
Structural Engineer: Swenson Say Faget
Mechanical Engineer: Franklin Engineering
Geotechnical Engineer: PanGeo
Landscape: Alchemie Landscape Architecture
Lighting: Brian Hood Lighting
Acoustical Engineer: SoundSense acoustic consulting & design
Building Science Consultant: RDH
Renderings 3DQ Studio

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Vivet houses in Vidrà, Spain by Sau Taller d’Arquitectura

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Article source: Sau Taller d’Arquitectura

Located in Vidrà, in the beautiful middle of the Bisaura, the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees, halfway between the regions of Osona, Ripollès and Garrotxa, two semi-detached houses are being planned.

The property, located on the Font street, has a challenging topography with more than 4 metres of north-south slope. The road, on the south façade, has a gradient of more than 20% and surrounds the house until it ends in an open space that is significantly flatter to the north, a very pleasant place to be in summer. On the other hand, the site enjoys a very good orientation, with all-day sunshine and privileged views over the landscape, the Bisaura mountains, the village and, above all, the church and its bell tower.

Image Courtesy © Sau Taller d’Arquitectura



Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Article source: S.PIN ARCHITECT

Malaysia is a South-east Asian country which consists of multi-cultural society (Malay, Chinese & others). The tropical climate here is warm and humid all year long, the heat island phenomenon is very common in urban and suburban areas. Individual houses in urban area are mostly fully air-conditioned and sealed from the external environment.

Image Courtesy © S.Pin Architect

  • Architects: S.PIN ARCHITECT
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Lead Architect: Tan Sih Pin
  • C&S Engineer: C. S. & S. Konsultant
  • M&E Engineer: Jurutera Perunding Gen Sdn. Bhd.
  • Builder: NYB Builders Sdn. Bhd.
  • Foundation Specialist Builder: Geohan Sdn. Bhd.
  • Site Area: 0.1 acre
  • Photography: S.Pin Architect


Casa Sol in Xalapa, Mexico by BCA Taller de Diseño

Monday, June 12th, 2023

Article source: BCA Taller de Diseño

A polygonal and very irregular lot, added to the restrictions of the housing development and a slope without a flat section, gave us the opportunity to catalyze the commercial disadvantages of the land and design a unique house. A home for a family with small children for which we designed the setting of the many parallel experiences of the happy growth of its inhabitants.

With knowing more about the family in mind we interviewed all the members and received a large amount of ideas, from the most simple and innocent, to the most complex and utopic.

Image Courtesy © Marcos Betanzos

  • Architects: BCA Taller de Diseño
  • Project: Casa Sol
  • Location: Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Category: Residential
  • Collaborators: Arq. Francisco Cruz, Arq. Beatriz Bello, Arq. Carlos Carreño, Arq. De Int. Karime Arellano, Arq. De Int. Marijose Mejía. Arq. De Int. Ana Loeza
  • Interior Design and Lighting Design: BCA Taller de Diseño
  • Housing Units: 1 Levels: 3
  • Year: 2019
  • Status: Completed
  • Area: 550 sqm
  • Ground Area: 600 sqm
  • Photography: Marcos Betanzos


Prefabricated House Yvyra by ENNE Architecture

Sunday, June 11th, 2023

Article source: ENNE Architecture

Since the production of industrialized housing in wood is the activity that adds the greatest value to the local forestry-industry, the business sector asked us to reflect on how the offer for our region could be updated.

Homes to be marketed and located in suburban and rural areas. So, for us, the reflection went through how, using the resources available in the industry, we could approach a more appropriate one for our territory, and that of response to contemporary domestic uses. In this way, the problem does not go through an essay on the image, but on how the form is conceived. Understanding the latter as the way in which space is materialized, seeking to synthesize the internal and external complexities of the project, thus enabling contemporary living from a sense of place.

Image Courtesy © ENNE Architecture

  • Architects: ENNE Architecture
  • Project: Prefabricated House Yvyra
  • Architects in Charge: Marcela Gadea and Matías Taborda
  • Arq. Associate: Gerard Esteche
  • Engineering: Luis Francisconi
  • Technical Advisory, Manufacturing, Assembly and Marketing: Forestal Guaraní S.A.
  • Collaborators: Dew Danchuk, Adrian Mendez and Alan Kruk
  • Year completion of construction: 2019


LAXUS House in Ota ward. Tokyo by Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Article source: Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood not far from downtown, this striking house on a corner lot is comprised of two stacked cubes made of contrasting materials: exposed concrete on the bottom and composite lumber on top. The wood-frame second-floor volume juts out 2.7 m over the parking area adjacent to the entrance in a dynamic columnless design. To ensure privacy in the first-floor master bedroom and children’s bedroom, the building is enclosed by a high concrete wall imprinted with the Japanese cedar formwork used to make it, which blocks views of the interior from the street.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: LAXUS House
  • Location: Ota ward. Tokyo
  • Structural engineer: Motoi Nomura Structures (Motoi Nomura)
  • Facility engineer: Naoki Matsumoto
  • Lighting design: Ripple design (Ken Okamoto)
  • Construction: O’hara Architectural and Construction, Ltd.


Residential House in Klaipėda, Lithuania by Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

Article source: Architectural Bureau G. Natkevicius & Partners

The house is built in Klaipėda by the Baltic Sea. The architectural idea of the house was inspired by the area itself, which is a former dune, currently overgrown with a forest, which base are pines. Therefore, the aim was to create a facade that is somewhat close to pine bark, so that the walls and roof of the building like scales resemble the bark of a pine.

Image Courtesy © Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners


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