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Contemporary House Architecture – New Property : C Part 1

post updated 22 Feb 2020

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of new Residential Designs. We aim to include Residential Properties that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Residential buildings, new home designs, architectural exhibitions and housing competitions across the world.The focus is on contemporary residential buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Residential Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Latest Additions to this page:

Cowshed House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – 21 Aug 2013
Design: Carterwilliamson
Cowshed House Sydney
photo : Brett Boardman
The cowshed sat on a small parcel of land bounded on three sides by roads. The building was simple, essentially a long brick wall that held the urban edge of corner and street and returned to house a few bedrooms in the place of the former stalls. It was the most basic of accommodation but the shed had a worn patina of stories and was well situated, hugging the southern boundary with provision for a private, north facing courtyard.

Corner House, Bangkok, Thailand – 20 Aug 2013
Design: IF (Integrated Field)
Baan Moom Thailand
photo : Wison Tungthunya & IF
This house for a family of five is located on Sukhumvit Rd., Soi 101/1, next to their old house where they had been living since long time ago. According to the scale of the site and owner’s love of nature, open space, and gardening give an initial idea for this house design. All functions are packed and stacked into 3-storeys to provide the most open space possible on the ground level.

Croft House Inverloch, Victoria, Australia – 19 Aug 2013
Design: James Stockwell Architect
Crofthouse Inverloch Australia - Residential Designs
photo : James Archibald
Quite early in the assessment process, from a field of 240 commendable entries, each the result of professional passion, a single project emerged from the crowd to announce itself with a clear voice above all others. Subsequently, throughout a rigorous process, that project remained to become a unanimous, clear leader and as fresh as the new day.

Compson Bach, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand – 14 Aug 2013
Design: Herbst Architects
Compson Bach New Zealand - Residential Designs
photo from architect
The relationship between spaces is ordered around the contention that the covered outside deck is the primary space. The covered deck is flanked by a sun trapped court and the kitchen and dining space. To ensure the usability of the covered deck it is enclosed on two sides with the third accessorised with sliding shutters to screen the wind. An outdoor fireplace generates the required heating and ambience and acts as the heart of the bach.

Clifton Beach Apartment, Cape Town, South Africa – 12 Jul 2013
Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES Architects
Clifton Beach Building
photo : Adam Letch
This waterfront project combines elegance, luxury and sophistication in a beach front property located along one of the pristine beaches of Cape Town. The Client’s brief was to renovate a ground floor double level apartment in a newly constructed luxury complex. The design of the original unit felt constricted and the Client wanted to add a fourth master bedroom suite.

Capitol Hill Residence, Seattle, Washington, USA – 27 May 2013
Design: Balance Associates Architects
Capitol Hill Residence Seattle
photo : Steve Keating Photography
With a compact form and several integrated sustainable systems, this residence achieves the client’s goals to maximize the site’s views and resources while responding to its microclimate. The roof rainwater collects into a steel entry water feature, day light penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot, and exterior mounted mechanical shades can prevent excessive heat gain.

Casa CorMAnca, México – 23 May 2013
Design: PAUL CREMOUX studio
Casa CorMAnca Mexico - Residential Designs
photo : Héctor Armanado Herrera / PCW
On a 12 meters by 13 meters (39ft by 42ft) plot of land, a monolithic volume is transformed in order to attain luminous indoor spaces. Slade stone at the exterior facades is contrasted with the soft beech wood finish, achieving great definition and special discovery. Built in a small plot of land 176 m2, (1894 SqFt), the construction rises looking south to the vertical vegetation garden wall. It is a 3 stories high assembly where the main terrace is to be found at the second level, follow by a small lecture studio.

Casa Bunker, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 25 Apr 2013
Design: Botteri-Connell Office
Buenos Aires Residence
photo : Gustavo Sosa Pinilla
The house has been built in a suburban neighbourhood and has been thought for someone who will live there permanently and whose children, friends and couple will visit them from time to time.

Contemporary House in Johannesburg , South Africa – 15 Apr 2013
Design: Nico van der Meulen Architects
Contemporary House in Johannesburg
photo from architect
Another luxury contemporary South African house by this architecture practice: as a result of an impeccable renovation, the house is divided into public and private spaces. To enter the private areas of the home, one must cross a bridge above a new internal water feature which breaks the public and private spaces, separating the entrance hall and study from the private home.

Casa del Acantilado – New House in Alicante
Design: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
New House in Spain - Residential Designs
photograph : Diego Opazo
19 Nov 2012 – Another modern white coloured residence looking out over the sea, but this residence doesn’t follow the normal rules. There is a curious schism in the middle of the property (see the photo above) between hovering volume and terraced outdoor space. Also the proportions are highly unusual, with the ‘observatory rectangle’ looking out over the Mediterranean giving the feeling of being rather squashed.

Cotacachi House, Imbabura, northern Ecuador – 4 Apr 2013
Design: arquitectura x
Cotacachi House Ecuador
photo : Sebastian Crespo
Based on the architects’ experience for their own house, they applied the same strategy: a universal scheme that can work for any site condition, a house whose spatial limits will be the two mountains that dominate the valley, the abstract glass house as a starting point. But they were also convinced that the universal and abstract need to become specific in order to work, specific to topography, weather, use, etc. but there is one aspect that makes architecture specific that interests the architects above all: construction and materiality.

Casa Varanda, Brazil – 4 Apr 2013
Design: Carla Juaçaba
Casa Varanda Brazil - Residential Designs
photo : Fran Parente
A house made for the granddaughter of great architect Sergio Bernardes and a Colombian artist was a challenge. At first they wanted the house to have caracteristics of Casa Lota made by his grandfather in 1950, from which we kept some materials such as the ceiling. The development of the project was very interactive.

House in Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 1 Apr 2013
Design: Carla Juaçaba
Casa Rio Bonito Brazil Residential Designs
photo : Nelson Kon
This building is a weekend home in Brazil. Two voids puncture the roof at either end of the structure, washing the interior surface of the stone bearing walls with light and creating a stark contrast between the weight of the structure and lightness of the roof and floor which float above the rough ground.

Contemporary House in Zapallar, Chile – added 25 Mar 2013
Design: Gubbins Arquitectos
Contemporary House in Zapallar
photo : Pablo Montecinos
The main strategy was to create a big terrace, creating this “new floor” that would allow the “leisure life” and make even more perceptible the Ocean sight, Offering a unique relationship between the inhabitant and the horizon line, the same way as the cliffs do. The terrace extends towards the Ocean, removing the view of the existing houses. The program decomposes into “two units”. This allows to get in touch with the ground in the proper way, and provides the architectonical support for the terrace.

New Houses : main page

Homes, alphabetical:

House Designs : A

Residential Properties : B

Residential Designs : C part 1 (this page)

New Residential Properties : C part 2 (this page)

Contemporary Houses : D-E

Contemporary Property Designs : F-G

New House Designs : H

New Property Designs : I-L

Contemporary House Designs : M

Contemporary Residential Properties : N

Contemporary Residential Designs : O

Contemporary Home Designs : P

New Residential Designs : Q-R

New Home Designs : S

Property Designs : T-U

New Properties : V-Z

Residential Designs – C

C16H14O3 house, São Paulo, Brazil
C16H14O3 house
photo : rômulo fialdini

Cabarita Beach House, Australia
Cabarita Beach House
image from architect

Cape Schanck House, Australia
Cape Schanck House - Residential Designs
image from architect

Carabbia house, Switzerland
Carabbia house
photo : Pino Musi

Carrillo Residence, California, USA
Carrillo Residence - Residential Designs
photograph : Barry Schwartz

Carysfort Road House, Dublin, Ireland
Carysfort Road Property
photo : Barbara Corsico

Casa 6, São Paulo, Brazil
House 6 São Paulo - Residential Designs
picture : rômulo fialdini

Casa C, Madrid, Spain
Casa C - Residential Designs
picture from architects

Casa Curitiba, Brazil
Casa Curitiba
photo : Nelson Kon

Casa de la Cascada, Argentina
Waterfall House
image from architect

Casa del Masso, Italy
Casa del Masso - Residential Designs
picture : Filippo Simonetti – Brunate

Casa Dos Cubos, Portugal
Casa Dos Cubos
photo : DMF

Casa dos Ipês, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Casa dos Ipês - Residential Designs
photo © Reinaldo Cóser

Casa en Playa, Peru
Casa en Playa - Residential Designs
image from architect

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