Posted: 06 May 2013 09:43 PM PDT
Using natural materials in modern building isn't the most popular style nowadays. Although Syntax Architecture build family house in a village near Vienna using such materials. Untreated timber has been used for walls and ceilings, but also for windows and cladding. Recycled paper serves as insulation material. This family home with a writer's studio and a wine cellar has been planned on one of the steep slopes of a south-facing hillside. Great views, surrounding vineyards, natural materials like stone and wood make this house a very desirable place to live for small family who doesn't like fast life in the city.
Posted: 06 May 2013 09:43 AM PDT
This urban house is located in Mexico City and it was designed by Gomez Crespo Arquitectos. It has irregular form which responds to different parts of landscape. A blend of limestone, glass and steel was used to give the house a strong modern even minimalist look. As many houses in this region it's strongly connected with outdoor spaces and has awesome views around it. The whole first floor has contact with gardens surrounding the house. Big windows allow to catch as much natural light as possible. Neutral colors and materials as well as high-tech lighting system help house to be in contrast with landscape and add it some elegance.
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