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.
July 09, 2021
Campers and glampers might disagree on what is luxury and what is essential, but they share a common desire to be as close to nature as possible. Casey Brown Architecture have created a self-contained tiny house which does this beautifully.
June 01, 2021
It is many people's dream to live amongst nature, even if it is within a city. Studioninedots, an architectural practice from Amsterdam, was faced with just such a request.
March 26, 2021
The designers at Bangkok-based Onion take inspiration from the mature tropical trees on the site of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort's sister property to create a tranquil oasis a world away from the hustle and bustle of the beach.
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