In the former Sint Lucia monastery in Bennebroek Holland, Bureau Fraai has made a design that transforms a old monastery into a high-quality family home while maintaining the characteristic qualities of the monastery.
The owners wanted to create a new environment; they liked the idea of having a contemporary house and agreed that the house lent itself to this, however they were concerned that contemporary design could be cold and impersonal.
The River home is comprised of two generic rectangular forms rotated to weave around existing trees while maintaining river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and exterior glazing over hardie panel serve as the connecting elements, wrapping the living space with transparency at the interior while reflecting nature at the exterior.
Los Angeles-based architect Mario Romano recently debuted his newest project called The Wave House. Located on Morningside Way, Venice, this 5 bedroom family home is 5700 square feet of fluid space and contemporary design. The “Wave House” derives its title from the ornate construction of the building’s roof. From the architect: Hundreds of unique pieces assembled into […]
London- and Amsterdam-based firm 31/44 Architects have completed Wenslauer House, a new spacious family home on a constrained site in central Amsterdam. Project description: This new house replaced a dilapidated workers cottage that was built around the turn of the century. It forms an infill house within a surprisingly irregular street – the conventional image […]
Huge contemporary barn conversion located in a beautiful and scenic five acre plot nestled within the Wiltshire countryside, South West England. This designer home was once an old farm yard and barn, and has been completely redeveloped by the current owners to provide an outstanding family home. The finish is simple, contemporary and clean with […]