A minimalist home in Portugal emphasizes stunning valley views

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João Ferrand photog

MJARC Arquitectos

Architects and their clients are often surprised when the visions they share verbally quickly dissipate when they’re transformed into renderings, specs and floor plans. But when MJARC Architects met with a couple who wanted them to design a house in Dour Valley in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, it was a euphoric meeting of minds. All parties shared the same vision, a pristine and absolute articulation of architecture and art dedicated to the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Modern LEED Gold home embraces outdoor entertaining in Aspen

Aspen’s historic West End neighborhood is best known for its ornate Victorian houses, but one residence in particular is turning heads for its modern award-winning design and LEED Gold certification. Local firm Rowland + Broughton Architecture & Interior Design designed the ground-up home—dubbed “Game On”—that splits a historic landmark lot with a neighboring late 19th-century home. The new residence incorporates environmentally friendly and energy-efficient features throughout, from… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building