Designed by architect Cristián Izquierdo this remarkable House in Morrillos Chile is made entirely in pinewood. In a seasonal cabin constructed to accommodate up to three couples the exposed expansive pinewood offers a clean verging on sterile environment. And yet the result is both inviting and engaging.
Designed by Cheng Franco Arquitectos it is the innovative use of corten steel panels for the upper cantilevered levels that catches your attentions instantly. The steel panels give the holiday home a dynamic colorful and texturally vibrant exterior even as concrete acts as the more stoic counterpart.
Whenever we come across contemporary farmhouse residences they are inevitably old renovated structures that are given a new lease of life. But the in Quebec is different from the rest. It was built by the creative folk at LAMAS to accommodate a couple who wished to combine their passion for art with agriculture and a rustic lifestyle.
Borrowing from the elements of local farmhouse design and adding contemporary upgrades that improve its aesthetics and ergonomics Cutler Anderson Architects conjured up and brought to life the gorgeous.
Even on the inside one finds a similar narrative with white shades of gray and wood holding sway. Curated and minimal the open plan living area also contains a state-of-the-art kitchen in white and gray and a dining area that overlooks the rear courtyard and the landscape beyond.
Sitting in between the horse stables and the training and exhibition field the cantilevered design of the three structures also allows for free passage of traffic below. The first volume acts as the roof for the main terrace while the second houses the bedrooms. It is the third volume that contains the guest bedrooms and other social spaces.
It was Architects EAT who decided to give the residence a façade unlike any other with a white aluminum screen that keeps away prying eyes and helps shape a more intimate entrance zone. It also preserves a sense of mystery as one is greeted by a blue front gate lovely grasscrete hanging plants and a serene ambiance.