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MCxA Group arranges Casa Mague in Mexico around existing trees

June 29, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa Mague

Mexican studio MCxA Group took cues from a forested setting and an archaeological site to create a holiday home with “labyrinthine spaces” and a strong connection to the outdoors. Casa Mague is located in the small town of Malinalco in Mexico’s Ixtapan Region, about 115 kilometres south of Mexico City. The area features lush vegetation,

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Estúdio Penha use salvaged brick for rustic CS House in Brazil

May 16, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
CS House

Salvaged brick, an expansive skylight and exposed interior utilitarian elements feature in a country house designed by Brazilian firm Estúdio Penha. Located in a gated community in Porto Feliz, Brazil, CS House was designed for a family with two kids and many friends. Primary goals for the project included a strong indoor-outdoor connection and opportunities

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Architecture for London uses stone to give house extension “a sense of permanence”

May 15, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Stone House extension by Architecture for London

Architecture for London has used a palette of stone, concrete and wood to create this monolithic rear extension to a house in Islington, which features a small arched entrance for the owner’s cat. Aptly named Stone House, the extension was designed by Clerkenwell-based studio Architecture for London for a family who wanted to expand the

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Wavy roof tops Ecuador home by Leppanen Anker Arquitectura

May 10, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Ecuadorian house by Leppanen Anker Arquitectura

Ecuadorian studio Leppanen Anker Arquitectura took cues from traditional haciendas to create a sculptural house in the Andes Mountains that is made of stone, wood and clay. The Selva Alegre Residence sits in the Los Chillos Valley of the Andes Mountains. It was designed as a holiday home for a couple and their three children,

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Penda China designs rural resort to look like a traditional village

April 28, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Image of the foggy roofline at In S&N Resort

The stone and timber dwellings of this holiday resort on the outskirts of Beijing have been designed by local practice Penda China to look like traditional village buildings. Sitting alongside a river at the base of a mountain valley, the new In S&N Resort in West Dharma Village provides 24 guest rooms for rural getaways,

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Ian Pablo Amores creates pink hotel with courtyard garden in San Miguel de Allende

April 27, 2022 James Brillon 0

Mexican architect Ian Pablo Amores has completed a boutique hotel in San Miguel de Allende with a pink facade and a landscaped garden lounge. The Quinta Amores hotel is located in the Los Frailes neighbourhood of San Miguel de Allende, a city in central Mexico that is known for its Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone

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Zen Inspired Home Interior With Strong Stone Accents

April 6, 2022 HD Staff 0

Bonsai trees bring nature’s intricate beauty to this zen-inspired home interior, where strong stone accents dominate a backdrop of strikingly dark decor. Visualised by Nazar Tsymbaliuk, this spectacular home is blessed with the grandeur of double-height ceilings, which are clad with smooth, warming wood tone. The bold contrast between golden wood and black stone is […]

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Carving Out Luxury Interiors With Stone And Wood Decor

February 24, 2022 HD Staff 0

Smooth decor elements of wood and stone are implemented to carve out a look of luxury in these two inspirational home designs. To allow these soothing natural materials to come to the forefront, the home designs follow a light and laconic colour palette of crisp white and warm creamy hues. A restrained seasoning of black […]

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Práctica Arquitectura reinterprets Mexican hacienda in volcanic stone

January 31, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Modern Mexican hacienda set around a courtyard

Mexican studio Práctica Arquitectura has designed La Hacienda Járdin, a holiday home in Tepoztlán built from Texcal volcanic stone and Durango pine around a central courtyard. Located one hour south of Mexico City, La Hacienda Járdin was designed for a family as a weekend retreat that will eventually be used as a retirement home. Monterrey-based

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Making Decor Magic With Stone Feature Walls

January 20, 2022 HD Staff 0

Stone feature walls build pure magic inside these two very special interior designs. A rough rockface accent wall forms a fabulous room divider in our first property. This unique element of decor supplies the modern living room with an edgy statement piece and serves as a TV wall. The dramatic stone partition is split apart […]