paul de ruiter architects: villa v

Situated near bloemendaal – on the edge of the kennemer dunes – a sustainable home by dutch architect paul de ruiter is conceived,  implementing a design that shows respect for man and nature alike. ‘villa v’ is the first home built in park brederode, a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full reign.

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House in Miramar

It is a building consisting of two distinct adjacent and interrelated volumes, the housing itself – consisting of two storeys plus a penthouse – and a garage. Although the volume, apparently, is being treated as a solid monolith, it is fully traversed, with vertical and horizontal voids, with the purpose of creating strong visual relations with its contiguous exterior spaces, and allowing the light to enter through the entire house. On the ground floor are the social and service areas, plus, in the northwest, there is a ‘body’ attached, to be used as a garage. The entire floor is opened, from north to south, allowing social spaces relate frankly to their outdoor spaces of natural expansion.

Source: Archello.com

p+0 architecture cantilevers casa narigua over the mountains of northern mexico

mexican practice p+0 arquitectura has recently completed the narigua house in the mountains of northern mexico. in order to avoid eliminating trees from the heavily vegetated area, the concept of the home became centered around lifting it above the ground therefore leaving the ecosystem intact. three volumes are stacked upon one another, different shapes layered in various orientations form dramatic cantilevers and subsequent terraces, viewpoints, and vertically-communicative spaces

Source: p+0 architecture cantilevers casa narigua over the mountains of northern mexico

The Groundfridge: the best solution for off-grid food storage


Nowadays people have become overly dependent on modern appliances and would probably find it hard to imagine that they can refrigerate food and beverages without any electrical power. Floris Schoonderbeek is a designer and entrepreneur originally from the Netherlands. He developed the Groundfridge which is an underground storage unit under his brand Weltevree. This brand also sells outdoor products such as ovens, hot tubs, and furniture.

Quelle: The Groundfridge: the best solution for off-grid food storage | Home Design, Garden & Architecture Blog Magazine

The Groundfridge: the best solution for off-grid food storage. Originally published on Scouting the World

The Groundfridge: the best solution for off-grid food storage


Nowadays people have become overly dependent on modern appliances and would probably find it hard to imagine that they can refrigerate food and beverages without any electrical power. Floris Schoonderbeek is a designer and entrepreneur originally from the Netherlands. He developed the Groundfridge which is an underground storage unit under his brand Weltevree. This brand also sells outdoor products such as ovens, hot tubs, and furniture.

Quelle: The Groundfridge: the best solution for off-grid food storage | Home Design, Garden & Architecture Blog Magazine

The Groundfridge: the best solution for off-grid food storage. Originally published on Scouting the World

Optical Glass House

By Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Project description:

This house is sited among tall buildings in downtown Hiroshima, overlooking a street with many passing cars and trams. To obtain privacy and tranquility in these surroundings, we placed a garden and optical glass façade on the street side of the house. The garden is visible from all rooms, and the serene soundless scenery of the passing cars and trams imparts richness to life in the house. Sunlight from the east, refracting through the glass, creates beautiful light patterns.

Optical Glass House. Originally published on Scouting the World