The big wooden box calls everybody’s attention from inside and outside of the condominium in Londrina, Brazil. The cubist house, designed for a young couple, abolished the spaces and traditional partitions.
The Muriwai house is a weekend house used by a couple throughout the year as an escape from their urban working lives, located on a steep site perched above the ocean and Muriwai beach.
Behind an unassuming façade, the Courtyard house opens up to reveal a pared back design response, mixed with luxurious materials, and practical detailing. This existing building has been altered and extended, with the interior design responding to our client’s love of Japanese architecture and rituals.
On a steep lot in the hills just west of Cupertino the house will span from grade into the canopy of oak trees. The single level living area is entered from the sod roof/carport above.
Being part of a semi detached house in a conservation area did provide some context to work in. This London brick house also acts, to some degree, as a gatekeeper to a small mews road along its flank wall.
Moshav Kidron, built of large agricultural estates, is a level flat ground Moshav in which the sizes of the estates create quite great distances between residences. Olive vineyards are the main component of the estate on which this family house was planned and built.