On 28 November 2017 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) named Caring Wood by Macdonald Wright Architects House of the Year: the architects’ reinterpretation of a traditional English country cottage in Kent conquered the jury of the famous prize for construction or extension of a home in Britain. Floornature has covered plenty of interesting residential projects in the course of the year 2017; here is an overview of some of the most recent projects of interest on each of the world’s continents.
We start our world tour in America, with homes designed in Seattle for an artist and her daughter by architects Robert Hutchison and Tom Maul. From a project expressing the concept of the home as mirror of the soul, a tangible expression of the inhabitants’ personality, we go on to “a house like any other”. On China’s Huanggi peninsula, in Fujian province, Vector Architects planned a renovation project that transformed a “house like any other” into the Captain’s house. In Australia, the swimming pool plays a key role in a renovation and expansion project on an early twentieth-century home by architect Luigi Rosselli in Randwick.
An Italian studio, TAMassociati, worked onH2OS, an open-source architectural and technological project for the construction of ecological homes in Africa. We finish our ideal trip around the world with the splendid panorama visible from the patio of Villa Mediterraneo 02 designed by Metroarea in Ibiza.