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A modern vacation retreat is embedded into the rolling hills of southern Portugal

Tucked into the rolling meadows of Southern Portugal’s Alentejo region, a beautiful 2,691-square-foot vacation home holds court in an idyllic area that is perfect for disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Cercal House, designed by Lisbon-based studio Atelier Data, boasts a Mediterranean style that is embedded into the landscape in order to blend in seamlessly with the natural environment. One of the most complicated challenges for the architects was the site’s problematic...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Portugal, Energy Efficiency, Vacation, Mediterranean, Vacation Home, Lisbon, Minimalist, Natural Light, Home Design, Landscape Architecture, Retreat, Alentejo, Richard John Seymour

Former camping site turned into gorgeous family home clad in charred wood and natural stone

When tasked with creating a family home in Austin, local firm, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, decided to go with a blend of charred wood, locally-sourced stone and glass panels. The result is the stunning Llano retreat, a design that was strategically built to embrace the natural landscape, while providing a contemporary, but cozy living space.   Situated along the Llano River in central Texas, the building site was used for years by the family as a camping and fishing spot for the weeken...
Tags: Texas, Design, Austin, Architecture, Gallery, Interior Design, Home Design, Llano, Laura Roberts, Douglas Fir, Llano River, Charred Wood, Shou Sugi Ban, Nature Inspired Homes, Locally Sourced Building Materials, Shou sugi ban homes

Lake house in Chile built with reclaimed wood melts into the forest

Just north of Chilean Patagonia, a beautiful, low-impact lake house blends into its incredible forest landscape, virtually invisible to the naked eye. Designed by architect Juan Pablo Labbé, Casa LM’s use of reclaimed wood and glass creates a strong relationship between the family home and its idyllic surroundings. Located on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, just a few kilometers to the east of Puerto Varas, the CL Home is located on the edge of a dense forest. The building lot has a slight slope...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Chile, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Design, Natural Light, Home Design, Reclaimed Wood, Chilean Patagonia, Wooden Homes, Puerto Varas, Green Home Design, Lake Homes, Nature Inspired Homes, Juan Pablo Labbé