The integration between inside and outside is a key theme and function of this tropical house on Sentosa Island, Singapore. Designed by Guz Architects, the Fish House embraces Singapore’s tropical climate by creating an open space that allows interaction between the ocean, the garden, the swimming pool and the house. The natural sea breeze ventilates the tropical home, while the curved wavy roofs with solar panels supply energy to the house. This modern home promotes living in harmony with the natural environment.
Situated near the village of El Coco in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, this modern house on a dramatic cliff has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and the lush rocky coastline. Designed by Victor Cañas Arquitecto, this 4,500-square-foot vacation home is largely made of glass on the ocean-facing side. Getting through the front door requires crossing a reflecting pool on concrete pavers which serve as the unorthodox “floor” of the foyer. The outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool and tempered-glass panels on the deck maximize the panoramic ocean view.
The Puri Angsa is a beautiful tropical home situated in Seminyak on the west coast of Bali, Indonesia. With the help of architect Robert Weir of Weir Phillips Architects, the owner renovated the old villa and updated it with modern amenities. The property has a main house, a separate house and a pavilion which are organized to form a satellite village. The main house is a two hundred year old traditional Sumatran structure full of beautiful Indonesian artifacts. Ceiling fans and mosquito nets in the bedrooms provide a Bali-esque touch. The swimming pool and beautifully landscaped grounds complete this tropical paradise. The Puri Angsa is available for rent as a vacation villa.
The vivid interiors of this tropical retreat in Costa Careyes, Mexico is inspired by the local style and rugged terrain. Designed by architect Manolo Mestre, Casa Dos Estrellas straddles a spectacular clifftop site with sweeping view of the coastline and the ocean. A deep colour scheme of turquoise, yellow, orange, red and pink sets a festive atmosphere throughout the villa.