While the exterior of the house was largely left untouched in terms of style it is the interior that got a major facelift with a breezy open living area and a chic neutral color scheme. Rough industrial surfaces of the old home were largely done away with while a few features such as the concrete block fireplace in the living room were retained.
BT House in Sao Paulo Brazil was designed by Studio Guilherme Torres for the architect himself. A house of blocks one large concrete volume rests atop two two equally large brickwork slabs. This house in Ishikiri is a somewhat unusual and cleverly chaotic three-story family home in Osaka Japan. The top floor master bedroom incorporates a cantilevered balcony area.
Nanahum cabin by Balance Architects overlooks a stunning canyon and was sited to take full advantage of the locale. Plenty of glass and sliding doors to the patio join indoors and out so that the environment is part of the experience of staying here.
Reiulf Ramstad Architects designed this trio of cabins for a family in Germany and a central patio binds them all together. Sleeping lofts are upstairs and spacious but private living areas below offer spaces for small groups to hang out. Which of today’s featured cabins (or group of cabins) is your favorite? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…
In designing this hexagonal home in Toyota Japan Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates separated the roof from the exterior wall using clerestory windows. In doing so the architects afforded the homeowner views of the sky from the entire circumference of the house.
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.
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.