Traditional construction techniques get a modern revision in beef architeki’s Casa Fly. The Mallorca home’s façade displays the ancient dry stonework found throughout the island, while the angular silhouette and floor-to-ceiling windows establish Casa Fly as a 21st-century home meant for luxury and entertaining. The Slovakian firm drew inspiration from the Pedra en sec method, which uses tightly packed stone without mortar.
In Los Angeles’ Venice neighbourhood, a mile from the iconic boardwalk, there is a new type of beach house. Instead of nautical-themed bathrooms, rope pulls, and pastel bedrooms, this bright home acknowledges the aquatic in subtler ways.
Anyone who has visited the communities that line the eastern slopes of the Rockies knows there is an honesty and straightforwardness in the architectural vernaculars. CLB Architects have created a multistructure residence called Five Shadows that integrates the peaks of the mountains while maintaining a reference to a Rocky Mountain rural architectural tradition.
Known for furniture and interior architecture, Paolo Ferrari has quickly become one of the preeminent young designers in Canada, attracting clients from all over the world with an aesthetic that, like the shape of the bone, transcends time and space, adjusting to a variety of functions and locations.
Designed by Omar Gandhi Architect, which has offices in Halifax and Toronto, Schlotfeldt Residence is a compact contradiction that brings modernist luxury to rugged alpine living.
Rive Droite Apartment by architect Sophie Driesis an oasis of ingenuity that evokes traditional Parisian charm while contributing modernity and artistic veracity.
Atelier C began as a country retreat for a couple but eventually turned into a full-time abode. The exteriors project a sense of thoughtful encapsulation and are also sculptural in the way the black angles rise from the crisp woodland scenery.
American architect Jeanne Gang’s first Canadian project, Toronto’s One Delisle, is a gesture toward a more human-centric skyscraper. NUVO spoke with Gang about the design of the tower, the relationship Toronto has to its natural surroundings, and the firm’s evolving approach to creating innovative high-rise buildings.
The Hollywood Hills House was a project Becker began while working at Olson Kundig and finished with Mutuus.