We are often bound by the traditions and conventions that surround us and the world of interior design is no different. The idea of an entrance being located on the lower level of the house leading into the ground floor living area is something that seems a constant in most homes across the world.
Reiulf Ramstad Architects designed this trio of cabins for a family in Germany and a central patio binds them all together. Sleeping lofts are upstairs and spacious but private living areas below offer spaces for small groups to hang out. Which of today’s featured cabins (or group of cabins) is your favorite? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…
BT House in Sao Paulo Brazil was designed by Studio Guilherme Torres for the architect himself. A house of blocks one large concrete volume rests atop two two equally large brickwork slabs. This house in Ishikiri is a somewhat unusual and cleverly chaotic three-story family home in Osaka Japan. The top floor master bedroom incorporates a cantilevered balcony area.
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.
In fact the combination of wood and stucco creates a rustic modern look that’s perfect for natural settings. In the next image we see stucco paired with cedar siding. The clean look of stucco works well with ultra modern homes as shown by this impressive dwelling from Williams Partners Architects. Boxy structures are a standout feature of this house with a view!
Built in Katowice Poland and designed by KWK Promes architects this home features a vast cantilevered ledge supported by two concrete walls. These walls are covered with mirrors so adding a vivid impact and emphasizing the almost gravity-defying cantilever.
The lower level consists of an elaborate master bedroom along with three additional bedrooms while the top level consists of the open plan living area and other public spaces. Complete with a home gym media room spa a distinct round glass guest house and an extensive and amazing series of decks and walkways this is indeed a ‘modern mansion’ that lets you live your dream in a grand unabashed fashion right in the heart of Malibu!