The immense concrete roof of the single-story Quinta de Lemos guesthouse restaurant and wine showroom snakes across a sprawling Portuguese landscape. Designed by studio Carvalho Araújo the structure is nestled amid rocky formations that helped determine its shape. Covered with paving slabs the roof acts as an extensive viewing platform.
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.
Adaptive reuse of structures is all about giving the old and discarded buildings a sparkling new lease on life while capturing their remarkable past and unique personality. Located in the loevely city of Italy is a vivacious and brilliant modern home laced with eclectic beauty and vintage charm! This ingenious residence was once a convent that was carefully restored and converted into its present glorious form by the creative folks at Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design.
Spread across the various levels of the house interact with one another to create a flowing interior that is both aesthetic and ergonomic. A large living area makes up the heart of the home and is connected with the balcony outside through sliding glass doors.
The large roof overhangs the decks and also protects the large glass walls from winter weather and sun during the warmer months. Bedrooms and bathrooms are recessed into the back of this Washington State cabin (by Balance Architects) for coziness and privacy.