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.
The immense concrete roof of the single-story Quinta de Lemos guesthouse restaurant and wine showroom snakes across a sprawling Portuguese landscape. Designed by studio Carvalho Araújo the structure is nestled amid rocky formations that helped determine its shape. Covered with paving slabs the roof acts as an extensive viewing platform.
Located amidst the hills and beaches of South Bali is the gorgeous which combines the charm and ergonomics of contemporary design with unique local Balinese architecture and cultural aesthetics to craft a remarkable and relaxing home.
The gabled four-story Haus B19 in Stuttgart with its double pitch roof was designed by (se)arch architects. The home incorporates a gallery space for the owner’s artwork collection that rises to meet the glazed ridge of the roof.
The street façade of the stylish residence offers complete privacy with its simple clean design even as a long ramp shielded by a hollowed-out concrete element shapes the intriguing entry. The concrete feature not only offers protection from the harsh sun and evening showers but its cool cutouts allow light to filter through into the kitchen and living area.
Industrial lofts and loft styles are often most prized with such spaces acting to enhance a property’s character and personality. They work well with the vernacular of the urban cityscape and provide for that much-in-demand modern and/or midcentury industrial aesthetic. The following industrial loft-style designs certainly fit the bill.
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.