The central courtyard with a glass roof not only complements the industrial style of the warehouse residence with its large windows encased in dark steel frames but it also brings in a flood of natural light that filters through into every room of the elegant house.
According to the architect Nerein Perera this Sri Lankan cabin was built with the local environment in mind. “The materials used are limited to steel timber and bamboo tats attempting to keep the lines thin as possible…keeping intervention on site minimal letting the natural ground the vegetation the run‐off of water to flow uninhibited.”
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.
This incredible cabin was featured in the new Taschen book “Cabins” by Philip Jodidio and it’s easy to see why. Originally a boathouse that held boats and fishing gear the structure dates back to the 18th century. It was reinterpreted by TYIN tegnestue Architects to be a cozy modern getaway.
Designed by WOJR: Organization for Architecture Hendee-Borg House in Sonoma California features a symmetrical sawtooth roof. The resulting impact provides a profile that is exacting balanced and perfectionist. The adaptive reuse of old structures is a wonderful way to save on both time and resources while keeping the rich heritage and past of the building alive.
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 Wahana Cipta Selaras the intriguing residence has an open design that blurs the line between the interior and the green landscape that surrounds the house. Each space flows into the next with open pavilions living spaces and sweeping wooden decks extending the living area outdoors in an eloquent fashion.