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Sou Fujimoto designs circular holiday home topped with bowl-shaped meadow roof

August 7, 2022 James Parkes 0
Aerial render of Not A Hotel Ishigaki which is disc-shaped

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has revealed the design for a disc-shaped villa with a swooping green roof on Japan’s Ishigaki Island for hotelier Not A Hotel. Located on Ishigaki Island, an idyllic island in Japan’s southwestern region of Okinawa, Not A Hotel Ishigaki was designed to host up to 10 people while being “connected to

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John Pawson designs pair of “intimate” limestone villas on Ibiza

July 25, 2022 James Parkes 0
John Pawson designs two luxury limestone villas in Ibiza

British designer John Pawson has revealed designs for two luxury limestone villas, which will be built on the residential Sabina estate on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. The two Pawson-designed villas are set to be built in Ibiza’s western village of Sant Agusti des Vedrà within a private luxury residential estate. Named Can Almendro and

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Philippe Starck draws on mid-century modernism for Saint-Tropez hotel

July 22, 2022 Alice Finney 0
The exterior of Villa W in the countryside

French architect and designer Philippe Starck used warm tones and modernist references in his renovation of Villa W, a boutique wellness hotel on the coast of Saint-Tropez. Created as a little sister to the existing Starck-designed Lily of the Valley hotel which is located nearby, Villa W is a fitness and wellness hotel located in

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Reveria Studio revamps villa overlooking Lake Como

January 28, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Reveria Studio villa

Milan-based Reveria Studio has renovated the interiors of an elegant villa at a Lake Como hotel to echo the cinematic but welcoming nature of traditional Italian houses. The studio updated the interiors of Villa della Quercia, which is a standalone villa within the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como resort hotel in Italy. Reveria Studio completely revamped Villa

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Sara Acebes Anta completes Spanish villa with pared-back colour palette

January 15, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
White villa in Spain

A simple palette of white and grey brings an “atmosphere of calm” to this villa in the outskirts of Valladolid, Spain, designed by architecture studio Sara Acebes Anta. Called Casa Banlusa, the single-storey dwelling is divided into separate wings for day and night, arranged in a U-shape around a central courtyard. It is designed by Madrid

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CF Møller Architects hides “invisible villa” in Norway under green roof

December 26, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Underground house with a green roof

Danish studio CF Møller Architects has nestled a concrete villa into a shallow hill on a Norwegian farm, creating a pair of stepped terraces with views of the nearby Oslofjord. Called Villa Aa, the building was designed for the family that owns the farm, who wanted a modern home and office while still respecting the nature

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Studio Seilern Architects orients white villa on Paros to follow the sun

December 16, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Paros House is comprised of white cubic volumes

London-based Studio Seilern Architects has completed a villa on the Greek island of Paros, designed as a cluster of white cube-shaped forms that are oriented to follow the setting sun over the Aegean Sea. Located next to an olive grove in Makra Myti on the island’s southwest coast, Paros House was designed to be a

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RCR Arquitectes unveils luxury villa at Portugal’s Palmares resort

December 8, 2021 Amy Frearson 0
Swimming pool view of Villa 19 of Palmares Ocean Living & Golf resort by RCR Architectes

Catalonian studio RCR Arquitectes has completed the first of eight luxury red concrete villas it has designed for the Palmares Ocean Living & Golf resort in the Algarve. The Pritzer Prize-winning studio has designed all of the buildings for the seaside resort, including villas, hotels and a clubhouse building that opened in late 2020. Although

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Peter Pichler completes angular concrete-and-glass villa in Italian vineyard

October 24, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
The exterior of the villa is cream hued

The folded form of this villa, designed by Peter Pichler Architecture for the owners of a vineyard in South Tyrol, is intended to merge with the existing landscape and form a shield around its central courtyard. The Milan-based studio won an invited competition in 2018 to design the property, which replaced an existing structure within

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Neiheiser Argyros overhauls abandoned St Minas House in Greece

October 10, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A seaside villa in Greece

Architecture studio Neiheiser Argyros has overhauled a vacant 1970s villa on the Greek coast, which features a concrete roof with a pair of arches that frame views towards the sea. The dwelling, named St Minas House, is located north of Athens near the village of St Minas, where it sits on a tree-lined site that

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