As cities become more and more crowded we seek to live in homes where we can relax and breathe maintaining a sense of personal space. Homes that fuel our imagination and creativity that influence how we think behave and feel are much sought-after. They are after all where we dwell hang out and repose and as such must possess elements of calm order tactility affability and poise!
Wooden framed glass doors stand in contrast to the white contemporary walls even as brilliant pendants and oversized floor lamps bring both color and sculptural pattern into the dining room and bedrooms. The kitchen with a wine storage facility and a full pantry also serves as a cozy social zone for the entire family while a private courtyard with a sunken lounge easily doubles as a Zen-inspired meditative nook.
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.
The “Lift” house in Sendai Japan by Apollo Architects & Associates features a stark and protruding geometric overhang. Slots in the front-facing facade allow views onto the street whilst maintaining the privacy of the home’s residents.
Die Es the family home of architect Gabriel Fagan was built in the affluent Cape Town suburb of Camps Bay. Designed by the architect it is a blend of modernism and ‘Cape Dutch’ style. The home’s sculptural vaulted and undulating roof is unique and is in all probability the only one of its kind.
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.
Combining the minimalist simplicity of classic Scandinavian design with modern aesthetics the smart home offers ample inspiration for those looking to embrace the timeless Nordic style. Clad in a soothing white backdrop and featuring colorful accents the Danish home exudes bright cheerful elegance.