The Iberian Peninsula is renowned for providing some of the most scenic getaways in all of Europe and its old world charm along with relaxed environment and great climate all throughout the year attracts millions from across the continent and even the Atlantic. Located in one of the scenic spots of the region is and it does lend a refreshing sense of modernity to a setting that is otherwise drenched in tradition and unspoiled natural beauty.
Designed with a touch of elegance and timeless charm by Nelson-based studio Irving Smith Jack Architects this contemporary home stands between a refreshing pool area and a traditional farmhouse and form a lavish modern interlude.
The stylish luxury villa is located in Alto-Alentejo Portugal and sitting on top of a hill and overlooking extensive olive groves it does offer a panoramic view to sore eyes bored with the concrete jungles of modern cities.
With the building passing the minimal maintenance criteria a 20000-litre subterranean water tank is used to collect all roof water runoff natural ventilation and heat regulation and loads of other ‘green’ features this stylish home in Melbourne is as pleasing for the planet as it is on the eyes!
Designed by Kidosaki Architects Studio it is not just the external dome of the residence but also every single element present on the inside that use the Mt.Asama backdrop and play off of it. While the home itself is not physically associated with the mountain the visual presence makes it the most important part of this cool Japanese house- Just the way its owners wanted it to be!