While the exterior of the house was largely left untouched in terms of style it is the interior that got a major facelift with a breezy open living area and a chic neutral color scheme. Rough industrial surfaces of the old home were largely done away with while a few features such as the concrete block fireplace in the living room were retained.
Transforming a mid-century modem home with some rough edges and a distinct industrial vibe into a relaxing modern single-family residence is a task that can be both fun and daunting at the same time. Getting this balance between the old and the new spot on are the creative folks from Klopf Architecture who transformed this 1950s home in California into an inviting hub that fit in with the lifestyle and sensibilities of an urban family.
The much applauded and somewhat enigmatic Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre was designed by Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects. The centre’s sloping grass roof cleverly affords sweeping views of Ireland’s craggy north Antrim coastline. Blending with the surrounding topography the roof allows visitors to walk over the building and includes window panels that expose glimpses of the exhibition space below.
The Russet Residence in West Vancouver British Columbia was designed by Canadian studio Splyce Design. Nestled into the hillside a meticulous dining space juts out fifteen feet framing both the forest canopy and ocean beyond.
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!