A zoo nursey in Chile, a winery in Argentina, and three really amazing houses in India, Portugal and Singapore. Just a few selected projects of what you may have missed last week. Check them after the break.
Cliff House / Khosla Associates The house is located in Chowara, a fishing village, 30 minutes from Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala, South India. Perched 200 ft. above an expansive stretch of green along the Arabian Sea coast, at the edge of a cliff, its most prominent feature is an asymmetrical sloping roof set against the fronds of a coconut plantation. Opening its embrace to the warm sea breezes, the home covers an area of 1397 sqm (read more…)
Senra´s House / Manuel Ribeiro Inserted in the distinctive nature of Minho, Senra´s House is a living example of the rustic countryside heritage in Portugal. The actual unifamiliar residence – exclusively made by three materials: wood, stone and ceramic -, is a project signed by the Portuguese architect Manuel Ribeiro, developed in the same field of agricultural production, where before, houses, courts, mill and wine cellar existed together (read more…)
Zoo Nursery / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos Santiago Metropolitan Park covers an area of 722 ha. at San Cristobal Hill. Inside the park, the 5,6 ha. Zoo was founded at 1925. This historical condition involves a question of some complexity: the difficulties of space for animals are opposed to the virtue in their location, close to the city in a slope with a strong natural character and an open view of Santiago (read more…)
Navarro Correas Winery / aft Arquitectos The wine industry generates admiration. On the one hand the process is conceptually simple with centuries of tradition, but today it reaches amazing levels of sophistication by paying attention to even the smallest details. On the other hand it is an activity that intermingles the passion required by the craft traditions, with the excellence and professionalism that industrial activities demand (read more…)
Fish House / Guz Architects This modern tropical bungalow encapsulates the essence of living in the hot and humid climate of Singapore by creating open spaces which encourage natural ventilation and offer residents views to the ocean. The main design concept is to create a house which has close relationship with nature and this is achieved by having a swimming-pool linking the house with the landscape and ultimately visual connections with the sea (read more…)