With a dramatic cliffside location overlooking Koh Samui’s port town of Nathon, Lime Samui Villa 4 offers guests spectacular coastal views of Thailand. The interiors of the property frame the striking limestone peaks of the National Marine Park and the legendary Five Islands, setting the stage for spectacular crimson sunsets. The spacious, multifunctional living area slides open directly onto the wide decks and infinity edge pool, which reflects the calm and beauty of the lush surrounding landscape. A modern tropical ambiance was staged by Bali Based GFAB Architects: “The striking design features open plan living spaces that slide open onto the generous pool and dreamy views. Moving away from more familiar villa layouts, the rooms and terraces occupy a single, multi-storied building, staggered with the lay of the land and surrounded by tropical greenery and thriving coconut palms for the ultimate private island hideaway”. Lime Samui 4 offers five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, making it a suitable holiday retreat for large family getaways.
Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni completed the design and development of Sharifi-ha House, an innovative residence that can ingeniously adapt to the climate changes in Tehran, Iran. The is due to the displacement of turning boxes that lead the building’s volume to become open or closed, introverted or extroverted: “Here, the openness /closure of the building’s volume is a reference to traditional Iranian houses, which would dynamically serve as seasonal modes of habitation by offering both a Zemestan-Neshin (a winter living room) and Taabestan-Neshin (a summer living room) to their residents”. Uncertainty and flexibility lie at the heart of this project’s design concept.
The Spring House, also known as the Clifton and George Lewis II House, is the only private house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that was ever built in Florida. The design embodies the final and shortest stylistic phase in Wright’s career – the hemicycle style. The plan is characterized by concentric and intersecting circles, while the elevations are consistent with Wright’s other designs in how they accentuate the horizontal.