As cities become more and more crowded we seek to live in homes where we can relax and breathe maintaining a sense of personal space. Homes that fuel our imagination and creativity that influence how we think behave and feel are much sought-after. They are after all where we dwell hang out and repose and as such must possess elements of calm order tactility affability and poise!
That roof over your head can offer much more than mere cover or shade. With a myriad of contemporary designs roofs are organic sculptural pitched flat and curved. They are walkways viewing platforms places to relax to swim and garden. And increasingly the roof can provide a building’s energy needs. These fifteen contemporary roofs showcase the array of designs utilized by architects in order to raise the roof.
Even though the house adopts a distinct loft-style look modern elements and warm lighting help create a softer more inviting living space that is not a bit too edgy. With wonderful views of the city skyline from the top level and custom decor and accessories the smart conversion creates a clever balance between the past and the future!
Located in Austin the was originally built in the 1970s with a ramp-like entryway that stretched 25 feet down from the street level to the living area below. When time came to revamp and redesign this old dreary structure into a cool contemporary residence the architects used a fabulous rooftop garden as the entrance to the house which sits elegantly at the street level. This new entrance offers ample privacy while giving the home sweeping views of Lake Austin from the newly built 160’-long cantilevered deck.
It’s a normal part of the human condition to want to get away from it all. As these cabins from around the world prove that longing is a universal need. But just as home design has evolved over time so has that of cabins. While log versions of the buildings are still built there’s plenty of modern—and even future-thinking design happening too.