Serene L-House from Mathias Klotz
Using just the elements of concrete and glass and limestone and wood, together with an almost Japanese sense of space, the house has a serenely unforced quality that is unusual for architecture in these materials.
As a result, the house has an ageless quality, that is neither too trendy nor too traditional.
Surprisingly, suspended concrete slabs are used to make a trellis that should feel alarmingly weighty for the purpose, yet they are just right, providing a reassuring sense of substantial shelter to the trellis, but without overpowering those shaded by it.
In the bedroom/study, cooled by a limestone floor, the juxtaposition of thick slab walls balanced by floor-to-ceiling glass easily conjures a relaxed and elegant space.
A minimalist bathroom is dispatched, with beautiful ageless materials and clean bold lines.
A glassed-in gardening room opens out onto a roof terrace that is disarmingly simple and uncomplicated.
The roof terrace, that just follows the shape of the house beneath, is a great space to just bask in sunshine, overlooking the limpid pool below.