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 iconic Malibu beach brings to mind images of sunshine surf and a world of affluence that is almost unmatched. Arguably the hottest real estate on the Pacific coastline it is home to stars and celebrities and “the BU” is indeed the place to be once summer hits the Sunshine state!
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!
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.
Unused historic buildings warehouses factories bunkers galleries churches and various public and private venues when afforded an external overhaul and a contemporary reinterpretation of their inner form present new and exciting opportunities for urban living. Moreover their newly-built modern contemporaries those of the concrete glass and steel variety can work equally well (differing markedly from the mass-produced and insipid suburban-style new-build).
Sweeping large spaces an open plan living area with a unique kitchen and dining room and bedrooms that offer ample privacy complete this amazing renovation. Contemporary minimalism is combined with industrial charm as additions such as the concrete kitchen island custom black kitchen shelves and intricate wooden walls provide visual intrigue at every turn.
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.