Casa Zapallar Papudo is a stunning beachfront property that has been designed by architecture studio Raimundo Anguita, and is located on the coast, in the coastal way between Zapallar and Papudo, Chile. The area is one of the more exclusive and elegant places of summer vacation on the central Chilean littoral. This beach home, with an area of 3,000 square meters, is the only one of its kind with this permission, rests along the broad seashore, a domain of the whole north coast. The 5,382 square foot (500 square meters) house consists of two clearly distinct areas that flow outward to an external central courtyard surrounded by public property. This courtyard has the distinction of visually linking enclosures and light with morning sun throughout the interior of the house.
The entrance to the property is through a covered garden area outside of the bedrooms which leads to a hall through which you reach a higher viewpoint to visualize and understand the house and its relationship with the environment. With the exception of this space, the rest of the house is on the ground level with the arranged with the intention of facilitating gatherings and family life, essential elements of the second housing.
The sea is visible from every part of the house, prioritizing all the bedrooms and living and dining rooms, enclosures that are designed as spaces of contemplation.
A curved roof of exposed concrete covers the hall, living and dining rooms, and terrace- giving it a unique specialty and creating, in balance with the maritime environment, an atmosphere of tranquility and belonging.
Veronica Beach House is a unique contemporary residence that has been recently designed by Longhi Architects, situated in Lima, Peru. The materiality of this incredible 7,000 square foot (650 square meters) house is solved with the balanced use of five main materials: Cast Stone concrete, with colors derived from natural rock context.
Here is a description of the project from the architect: Peru is known for its food and its music as a cultural representation, the attempt by its architecture to be known, has become one of the most important motivations of our work. This attempt was conducted in a more intuitive than rational way, more feeling and reacting to our own nature that analyzing or justifying our actions with history or references. This is how we present this home to our clients and this is how we learned the many complexes that we have for recognizing us as Peruvians.
In our environment, it is more difficult to try to offer Peruvian architecture than foreign architecture, complicating the attempt when commisions often arrive with specific orders oblivious to what should be in a proper context styles. Veronica house was a great opportunity to explore this search of our architecture in a context that is better related with the international style.
The intervention was seen as the happy meeting between the artificial and the natural. The pool of almost 40 meters long and a staircase of several levels are the architectural landscape elements that allowed integration with the place always seeking a balance between the natural (rock site) and artificial represented by the same architectural elements.
The social area is at the terrace swimming pool level on a raised platform, carved into the hill, it has a glass enclosure that based on a rail system allowing all partitions come together on the north side of the house making integrated spaces living room, kitchen with terrace and pool.
Beton and Pulish concrete, applied to specific architectural elements, such as an artistic beam that supports the glazing system at the level of the deck, and in some steps of the main staircase, window frames and doors. Shihuahuaco wooden balconies and elevated terraces, walls and ceilings painted white and “volumes” of glass.
Intimate areas are accommodated in a volume of two levels that “floats” above the terrace. This volume generates a nice architectural dialogue with the rock side both north and south of the lot, with a bulk composition that could be interpreted as the geometrization of the nature of the place.
In conclusion it was attempted a house that feels comfortable in its place resorting to the only thing that can unite a community, their culture.
Photos: Juan Solano
Casa Q is an incredible contemporary beach house designed by Longhi Architects, located 72 miles south of Lima, Peru. The 4,348 square foot (404 square meters) beach house is the first residence built in one of the areas not yet occupied at the Beach Club Misterio. Infinite rolling dunes from the desert to the East and rocky Pacific Ocean cliffs used by fishermen to the West converge on the site of Casa Q, creating a unique natural environment.
Challenging the stillness of the surroundings, Casa Q materializes the dreams of a young couple in a “floating volume” which embodies the spaces for a future family. The volume is supported by circular columns placed by intuition, as a dance, instead of forcibly in a grid. The dancing columns are accompanied by sliding glass panels that define the common area of the house; the living-dining and terrace are integrated or separated by the option to open or close the glass panels depending on social and weather conditions.
The rest of the house – guest rooms, kitchen and services – are tastefully secluded at the back of the sloped site thus providing visual contrast with a volume of water in the front which has been unearthed for the enjoyment of swimming. Each view in the house connects to the infinite of the horizon.
Photos: Juan Solano / CHOlon Photography
The Sunshine Beach House is a family vacation retreat that was designed by Wilson Architects, and is situated on Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia. The home was previously known as the Prell House, designed by renowned architect Gabriel Poole in 1997. The design reflected an abstraction of Mediterranean and Mexican influences to present a series of living and sleeping spaces around a central courtyard on a steeply sloping site. The careful arrangement of the spaces protected from the prevailing sea breezes, opened up to the Northern aspect while maintaining privacy.
In many ways the house is an idiosyncratic design and the new owners sought changes that would enable more living space and all weather connections between the sleeping quarters, without sacrificing the unique character of the place.
The key to the design remains the central Outdoor Room, now roofed with a translucent battened roof, linking the living spaces during all but the most inclement weather. The timber seating, landscaping and green wall maintain the outdoor feel and the space is softened by soft furnishings and cushions.
The kitchen and dining space have been extended to open up to expansive ocean views with the capacity to filter harsh light and strong breezes that come with an Eastern aspect. A subtle lowering of the balcony keeps the balustrade below the view line of seated diners.
Upstairs a new corridor connects the house with the backyard and draws breezes through the outdoor room. A new main bedroom takes advantage of an expanded ocean view with an arrangement of frameless glass windows and retractable louvres that enable the conditions to be moderated.
Photos: Brent Hardcastle
Rockledge Residence is is a modern beach house perched atop the vertical face of a rocky, coastal promontory in Laguna Beach, California, designed by Horst Architects together with interior design firm Aria Design. This residence responds directly to the owner’s brief for a relaxed family beach house where they could engage family and friends, while also enjoying the views and natural surroundings of the site. The mild coastal climate also created the opportunity for the seamless integrate of interior and exterior space.
The design solution consists of a main residence and a detached guest house organized around a series of connected courtyards. Native, drought tolerant vegetation forms the connective tissue of the various exterior spaces. Sliding, concealed pocket doors and the continuity of materials both inside and out, help to dissolve the boundary between interior and exterior space.
Materiality and formal choices were informed by a desire to root the structure into the site. Indoor and outdoor living is orchestrated by balancing views with privacy, communal space with intimacy. Rockledge is a place of meditation where one can contemplate the ocean and sky.
Wohlner Residence is a modern beach cottage designed by Horst Architects which explores the freedoms and constraints of working with the private seaside community of Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, California. The intimate scale of an existing, 1970’s beach cottage was retained with this renovation and addition. While a new, dynamic spatial configuration is created by the elimination of interior walls and some floor areas. Exterior openings have been modified to maximize expansive ocean views, breezes, natural light and privacy. A vacation home for a family of four including two children, the design responds to the requirement of the owners for flexibility of use.
Traditional means of enclosure such as walls and doors are replaced with sliding panels. Interior spaces are connected seamlessly to exterior spaces by pocket doors and a continuity of materials. Travertine, mahogany and Rhine-zinc, gently woven into the composition, root the structure in the seaside terrain and provide spatial synthesis. The openness of the interior spatial plan invites the magnificent play of light upon these surfaces. Interior design firm Aria Design also worked on the project using durable materials and finishes to create a stunning atmosphere, welcoming the owners into their incredible vacation retreat.
Photos: Courtesy of Horst Architects
The House at Jardin del Sol project, designed by Corona + P. Amaral Architects is a monolithic concrete and glass house over a timber platform located at the edge of a cliff in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The unique site and shape of the 4,186 square foot (388.97 square meters) house was developed in order to enjoy the amazing views of the 300 meters cliff, a 100 meters long black sand beach, mount Teide and all the north coast of Tenerife island.
Bedroom and service areas are located in a one-storey rectangular volume which enters into a double high volume containing the living-room, studio and kitchen. Both volumes organize an L-shape around the black paddle located at the edge of the platform so water surface gets mixed with the one of the sea, so all the areas of the house enjoy the views underlined by wood and water.
The interior and exterior finishing of the closed volume consists in treated concrete while complete walls are used in the facades facing the views. Protection is solved with timber shuts in the bedroom area and outside canvas stores in the living room.
A gym is located in the basement with direct access from the terrace and views to the inside through a glass wall.
A steel and wood freestanding canopy provides shadow to the central part of the terrace. Gardening, based in the use of local cliff species, is located in the slope between the street and the built volume so the house seems to be inserted into the natural cliff .
Photos: Roland Halbe, José Ramón Oller
Solana Beach house is a tantalizing modern beach bungalow situated along the ocean in the small seaside village of Solana Beach, California, designed by Solomon Interior Design. The home’s interior has been designed to be bright and cheerful, with a neutral color palette with splashes of blue to bring in the hues of the surrounding environment. A sliding glass door blurs the boundaries between indoors and out and allow the homeowner’s to take in the ocean views and breezes.
The fireplace surround is made out of Haisa Marble.
The wall paint in the bedroom is Benjamin Moore, color Chantilly Lace – OC65, in a flat finish. The door and ceiling lining is comprised of 1″ x 4″ tongue in groove sanded poplar that was also lacquered.
Photos: Chipper Hatter
This very stunning modern beach house has been exquisitely designed by two professionals in the design and construction industries, situated in Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia. Just about every surface of this four bedroom, two bathroom 4,197 square foot (390 square meters) home is a piece of art within itself, constructed of either solid American Oak timber or polished concrete. Distinctive design elements create a point of difference across this superbly crafted home. Timber graces such surfaces as cabinetry, ceilings, custom windows, huge wide sliding doors, while polished concrete extends across floors, bench tops, basins and vanities; all combining to create this truly unique home designed to be lived in and abundant with character and style. Timber screening surrounding the street front facade conceals private patio decks connecting to both the master suite and elevated formal lounge, while two enormous sundecks open the home to an easterly and northerly aspect, for private entertaining or gazing across the course.
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Open plan living within the central hub merges with outdoors for a northerly course outlook, while the internal doors from kitchen lead onto private garden and huge entertaining area and decking.
Modern coastal designed facade vastly clad in timber with weathered steel surrounds.
Third living space designed as a fantastic kids play area/retreat with direct external access and can be concealed behind large American oak timber slider.
Huge walk in pantry is a great storage and work space, tastefully hidden behind slider.
Architecturally inspired external timber screening provides privacy and security, while timber sliders open up the home for entertaining and enable flow of the beautiful sea breeze throughout.
Freestanding bath, walk through shower and unique twin vanity create a luxurious en-suite and adults retreat.
Residencia Vaz 478 is a stunning modern beach retreat designed by Patricia Bergantin Arquiterura, surrounded by native bush in Iporanga, São Paulo, Brazil. Two elements of the design stand out from the client request: a cleaner and modern house and creating a gourmet space, integrated into the external pool. The linear volume house was emphasized by a big box on the porch. In addition to unifying the design of the house the porch also had the role of serving as a large balcony to the master suites and to also protect the large opening of the living room from the sun, especially when it is fully opened. The interior showcases the combination of elegant furniture without ostentation and a palette of neutral colors with light wood paneling and Brazilian ethnic art pieces, creating pure and simple indoor environments.
Photos: Courtesy of Patricia Bergantin Arquiterura