TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces
 

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

thanks to our readers from 2019 we have seen a diverse selection of residential projects from across the globe. from opulent one-off homes to living spaces that blur the line between architecture and nature, we have been spoiled for choice. upon receiving several thousands of submissions, we have gladly shared a huge range of uniquely beautiful houses over the past year. 

 

the relationship with our readers is integral to showcasing architecture from all corners of the world. from a compact timber treehouse in rural france to a luxurious holiday home in são paulo, we highlight our TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 – private spaces.

 

 

1 – WARchitect builds the skyscape apartment on a rooftop in bangkok

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

with a unique location on top of a 5-story apartment building, WARchitect has designed the skyscape residence in bangkok, thailandthe rooftop was previously only used to store water tanks, leaving an expanse of empty space. the owner, therefore, decided to build a small house for his own use. given its unusual context, the house has a concrete courtyard instead of a normal ground floor while trees are replaced with the vertical lines of surrounding buildings.

 

read more here

 

 

2 – TAC develops residence ‘casa altanera’ within three individual volumes in oaxaca, mexico

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

located in puerto escondido, oaxaca, mexicocasa altanera by TAC – taller albero calleja is a 380 sqm, single-family residence contained in three separate operating modules. developed in line with the reforestation process of the area, the house is designed to interact with the exterior through various terraces, large openings, and areas in the palapa – an open-sided construction at the edge of the lot, topped with a thatched roof of dried palm leaves and finished with an outdoor pool.

 

read more here

 

 

3 – phyd arquitectura connects stone ruins to create contemporary house in portugal

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

architecture studio phyd arquitectura came across a pair of old ruins and revived them into a cozy residence in the mountains of porto de mos, portugal. the ruins conveyed a sense of belonging in its surrounding nature, and had memories seeped in its rocks, which encouraged the architect to incorporate them into the ‘so house’. 

 

read more here

 

 

4 – studio arthur casas composes JY house with two separate volumes in são paulo

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

this vacation house in são paulo, built by studio arthur casas for a family with two adult children, is divided into two main volumes, displaced from one another. the ground floor contains the entire social area, which is fully integrated with the exterior, opening to the view of the golf course just ahead, while the upper volume accommodates the more sheltered, private suites.

 

read more here

 

 

5 – ar-architects plans family home around internal courtyards in south korea

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

‘steel grove’ by ar-architects is a family house situated in the dense urban environment of gimhae-si in south korea. due to the context, the design seeks to provide privacy for the residents, whilst still maintaining a relationship with the neighborhood. the proposal also intends to be a modern translation of traditional korean houses by focusing on the creation of exterior spaces that link back to the indoors.

 

read more here

 

 

6 – charred timber treehouse by victoria migliore is built amongst pine forest in rural france

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

architecture practice, atelier victoria migliore, has completed the design of a family house located amongst a pine forest in the french region of frehel. surrounded by trees, the concept behind the ‘treehouse’ was to create a cozy and intimate, yet contemporary and eco-friendly building that complements the natural surroundings. 

 

read more here

 

 

7 – project ö is a series of self-sufficient timber cabins on a finnish archipelago

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

designers aleksi hautamaki and milla selkimaki have recently completed a series of summer cabins situated on a 5-acre finnish island. titled ‘project ö’, the new structures boast an incredibly scenic position on the edge of finland‘s archipelago national park. the duo purchased the island two years ago and have since built the main, self-sufficient cabin with a sauna and workshop space.

 

read more here

 

 

8 – archstudio folds open courtyard into small residence in beijing

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

chinese-based architecture firm archstudio, folded a courtyard into a small residence located in qianliang hutong, dongcheng district, beijing. with a site of 410 sqm (4413 sqft), the house differs from a typical ‘siheyuan’ sloped roof since the original architecture was made of disconnected flat-topped rooms. the rebuilt building will be rented to house multiple spaces: for working, gathering with friends, and living. 

 

read more here

 

 

9 – WEYES estudio builds a family home into the treetops of a mexican forest

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

standing amidst a woodland in el barrial, mexico, WEYES estudio has created a family home that is designed to blend into its natural surroundings. aptly titled ‘casa en el bosque’ – or ‘house in the forest’ – the design focuses on minimal consumption and forming an architectural language that embraces the clients’ passion for the great outdoors.

 

read more here

 

 

10 – t-square design associates adds a transitional corridor linking a japanese house to nature

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

 

t-square design associates’ small residential project is located near frank lloyd wright’s yamamura residence in hyogo prefecture, japan. the site sits between two rivers, making the house naturally ventilated as the rivers breeze into it. an open area covered with louver sliding doors between the interior space and the exterior perimeter, the house maintains a fresh cross-ventilation and connection to the outside. 

 

read more here

 

 

see designboom’s TOP 10 stories archive:

top 10 towers

top 10 towers

top 10 towers

top 10 towers

top 10 towers

TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 - private spaces

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    504,281 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample
    designboom magazine