Contemporary Hillside Sardinera House Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Spain

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, the Sardinera House by Ramon Esteve Estudio lays on the top of a hillside, flanked by a headland entering the sea on a bay of turquoise waters. A set of concrete walls were employed facing different directions, compressing and expanding the views and generating several images. The vertical surfaces are limited horizontally by long cantilevers that extend towards the sea, thus creating verandas that enclose the large terrace.

According to the architects, the entrance façade, hermetical and opaque, is protected by an automatic system of adjustable blinds made of whitened Accoya wood. This covers the façade from the sun exposition and, at the same time, limits the viewing from the street. On the contrary, the East façade is much more permeable and transparent. The concrete vertical surfaces are closed by large glass panes, protected by cantilevers and sinuous curtains that bring an ethereal Mediterranean character.

On the basement floor, besides service and parking areas, there are some guest bedrooms, a gym and an indoor pool, with a sauna and a dressing room. The interior design has been entirely implemented by Ramón Esteve Estudio. The pavement is made of off-white polished concrete, continuous both inside and outside. All the timber is whitened Accoya wood. The large hanging benches in the bathrooms are made of natural stone. There is a lounge area by both swimming pools, defined by its flat cobblestone pavement.

Lavish Ornamentation Exhibited by Belle Epoque Residence in Kiev

Lavish ornamentation sets the rhythm for the dynamic Belle Epoque Residence imagined by Dream Design Studio in Kiev, Ukraine. The designers chose a luxurious decorating scheme, inspired by the Art Deco movement :”It was important to reproduce the spirit of the epoch using not only handmade techniques, but also new technologies and own understanding of contemporary and comfortable living.” The residence has four levels, each of them vividly enhancing the experience of the inhabitants.

The living and dining room are situated on the ground floor, while the first level accommodates the guestroom and the daughter’s

bedroom. The third level has a masculine feel, with spacious office area, bedroom, and subsidiary rooms. The female spaces are light and elegant; the masculine interiors are darker and more restrained.

Geometric and vegetative details are applied on the walls, floors and ceilings, complying with the Art Deco tradition. The interiors are realized in placid monochrome scales of dark brown, terracotta, cream, sandy, and silvery grey tones. Visual accents are expressed through eye-catching pieces of furniture, lighting objects and rich textures. Small Tuscan manufactures and Ukrainian workshops produced copper engraved boiseries, brass folding-screens, stone-carved and plaster cast details, designed specially for this project. Enjoy the virtual tour!

Modern Footballer’s Apartment in Ukraine Inspiring an Adventurous Lifestyle

How can you create a place that fits not only the personality of the owner, but also his profession? This highly modern footballer’s apartment was envisioned by interior design studio ARS-IDEA in the center of Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. By adapting all the details of the owner’s lifestyle into a one-of-a-kind design scheme, a cozy and functional crib was

developed:.”While working on this project we had to change the planning of the apartment from standard two bedroom to an open plan studio by combining living room with the kitchen and making two small closets. We decided to make some contrasts by using different materials and textures such as raw concrete on the ceiling“, explained the architects.

The idea of this apartment was to make as much free space without walls as possible. In the bedroom, the designers placed an open-space room with the bath in the middle. It is here that the inhabitants can lay down in the bath and watch TV, which can be turned to the bedroom side by an effortless move. The numbers on the chair covers in the kitchen were created according to the numbers on the owner’s and his friends’ football shirts.