When asked to picture a villa set in the lush landscape of Bali, a raw concrete structure may not spring immediately to mind. Then again, Caceres + Tous, the architects of this house, make a point of pursuing challenging ideas which follow emotions, functionality and the landscape instead of following trends.
Designed by bamboo specialists Studio WNA, Hideout Horizon is an adventurous guest lodge in the heart of the jungle in eastern Bali. This is a dream hideaway perfect for indulging in your Tarzan and Jane fantasies.
It takes vision and a good dose of daring to conceive a minimalist contemporary extension to a grade II listed cottage. Luckily, the architects at Found Associates have abundance of both.
Designed by Paris-based Stera Architectures on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea in Sardinia is a remarkable house which feels very much at ease with its surrounding environment.
Melbourne-based WOWOWA Architecture aims to "celebrate Australian culture, the kitsch and a love of daffy colloquialisms translated into architectural ambition". This mission statement is best illustrated by this wonderfully whimsical house in the suburbs of Melbourne.
Perched on the clifftops of Clifton, an exclusive suburb of Cape Town, the Pengilly house is an uber-luxurious home disguised as a Bond villain's lair.
Mention mid-century architecture and images of boxy low slung houses with flat roofs spring to mind. There are, surprisingly, many joyous and exuberant mid-century buildings waiting to be rediscovered. The Antler House in East Hampton is one such gem.
Designed by Gold Coast based Paul Uhlmann Architects, this country escape embraces rural life to the fullest, from its idyllic setting amongst woods and lawns to its iconic barn shape.
When asked by luxury resort operator &Beyond to redesign the Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, hospitality design specialists Fox Brown Creative took their inspirations from the magnificent Namib desert surrounding the lodge and made sure it blends into the environment beautifully.
Many people would dream of a secret hideaway nestled amongst towering trees, where the bustle of city life is washed away. This idyllic vision is the reality for the fortunate owner of this treehouse in the outskirts of Mexico City, designed by the architects at Talleresque.
Four couples in Barcelona decided to share a house together. Nothing unusual perhaps, except this is no ordinary house-share.