December 11, 2018
A stunning glass villa nestles at a corner of a lake in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Lechlade, glistening in the sun like a jewel box. Created by Dutch architects Mecanoo, the house is designed to optimise the views of the lake.
The sleek, boxy structure is surrounded by trees on two sides, which provide shelter and privacy. The other two sides face the lake, the colours and patterns of the water reflected in the glass facade. The tall ceilings (at least 2.8 metres), floor-to-ceiling windows and a substantial central stairwell (topped with a glass roof) ensure light penetrates every corner of the house, whilst the open plan arrangement (most rooms are duel aspect) and the simple interior design scheme of dark wood with white walls optimise sight lines of the view outside. The substantial deck on the ground floor and the enormous roof terrace bring the outdoor another step closer, making this villa the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of nature.
The slick, high tech I.Rain OLED suspension light from Blackbody would look great in the lakeside house, as would the Table Tower table light from Frederik Roije. For the deck outside try the Piknik rechargeable table light from LZF.
January 25, 2021
Curves - they are organic, playful, comforting and sensual - what's not to like? The architects at Toronto-based Partisans certainly agree, and they are masters at applying curves in their projects.
December 04, 2020
The Woodnest treehouse was born from a dream. When Norwegian native Kjartan wanted to marry Sally, who hails from Australia, he decided to show his dedication by building a treehouse in which to propose to her.
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