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The Butterfly House by Kevin Vallely Design

Kevin Vallely Design have completed the Butterfly House in Vancouver, Canada. Project description from Kevin Vallely Design Sitting at the foot of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains the Butterfly House represents a regional adaptation to a modern aesthetic by incorporating a West Coast sensibility to its clean modern design. The three-level home has its basement pushed completely below grade to maximize the allowable municipal buildable floor area while still displaying a modest footprint to the surrounding neighborhood. The Butterfly House backs on the densely wooded ravine of North Vancouver’s Mosquito Creek and feels like a home in the rainforest. The residence is laid out in a simple open plan with a large, double height space defining the heart of the home. Windows facing the street are strategically placed to let the homeowners see out while preventing street goers from spying in while a large retractable glazed wall on the rear fa├žade

House Aldeia 082 by Dayala+Rafael Arquitetura

Dayala+Rafael Arquitetura have designed a single family home in Aldeia do Vale, Brazil. From the architects The Aldeia 082 house, designed for a young couple with two small children, is located in a horizontal gated communit with a strong ecological appeal and support for the sustainability of the contructions to be build. The 1350m2 lot chosen is of singular beaty an sits infront of several lakes and areas set aside for preserving native forests. The great challenge of the 460m2 construction was to provide the inhabitants maximum integration with the landscape , without relinquishing their privacy. This was achieved by using the natural slope of the lot and installation of a leisure area on an elevated plateau, 4 meters above street level. The social sector communicates with the beautiful lanscape through enormous glass areas, with 6 meter high aluminum doors that permit the total opening of the front facade. The large vertical plane of concrete he

Mansfield House by Amit Apel Design

Amit Apel Design have designed the interiors of this house in Los Angeles, California that features a large suspended planter. Design: Amit Apel Design