Smart midcentury modern decor iconic lighting fixtures such as the George Nelson table lamps and the Seppo Koho pendants enliven the living and dining space. The fusion of timber and concrete further aids in creating a beautiful ambiance that is both relaxing and contemporary at the same time.
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.
Nanahum cabin by Balance Architects overlooks a stunning canyon and was sited to take full advantage of the locale. Plenty of glass and sliding doors to the patio join indoors and out so that the environment is part of the experience of staying here.
Less a contemporary roof per se but rather a contemporary roof installation LoftCube was installed at the top of Hotel Daniel Graz in Austria. Billed as “the highest suite in town” and conceived by Berlin-based Studio Aisslinger the LoftCube offers residents panoramic views of Graz and a well-appointed interior space.
Designed by OOPEAA this modern 21st century church in northern Finland has a log-built interior core and an exterior ‘cloak’ made with aspen shingles dipped in tar. The structure was handmade using traditional building techniques. It has a simple box-like form and a gabled roof topped with a lantern skylight that filters natural light into the building.