The dark slate walls create a visual contrast indoors even as decor rugs and accessories usher in bright pops of color in a restrained fashion. The lower level houses the living area along with the family room kitchen and dining space while the bedrooms and bathrooms sit on the top floor.
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.
Formal workspaces and dining areas are interlaced with features such as the opulent outdoor Jacuzzi pool table in the family room and lovely lounge areas to create a balance between vacation and business styles that the home intends to evoke.
For the past few weeks we have showcased a fabulous array of ranging from lovely bathrooms to ergonomic home offices. Today we have more inspiration in the form of a beautiful apartment from that inspires you with its laid-back ambiance that seems both inviting and tasteful.
Do not be fooled by the name though as this secondary dwelling can be used by other members of the family as well and is often turned into a guest house or a home studio/office space. Located in the beautiful suburb of The Gap this lovely one-bedroom granny flat was designed by Baahouse + Baastudio.
These with cantilevered and overhanging volumes each have a unique physicality and definition of form. At times appearing to defy gravity they have been imagined in a manner that respects the surrounding area and offers a heightened sense of living to their residents.
The ranch-style design of Caterpillar House emphasizes its relatedness to the rolling countryside. By incorporating integrated photovoltaic panels award-winning residential design practice Feldman Architecture ensured the house was able to supply all of its own energy needs without any compromise to the elegant curve of its low roof. The roof also acts to provide shade from the hot California sun.