Unused historic buildings warehouses factories bunkers galleries churches and various public and private venues when afforded an external overhaul and a contemporary reinterpretation of their inner form present new and exciting opportunities for urban living. Moreover their newly-built modern contemporaries those of the concrete glass and steel variety can work equally well (differing markedly from the mass-produced and insipid suburban-style new-build).
Wrapping together refined modernism with distinct Midcentury elegance in a cloak of concrete and wood the in Brazil exudes a style of its own. Designed by Studio mk27 & Galeria Arquitetos the contemporary home has a cozy inviting ambiance that brings together a contrasting array of textures.
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.
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 hiker’s cabins in The Netherlands are made from sustainable and reused materials and were designed by Kristel Hermans Architectuur for Trek-In. All 9 are situated in hiker’s areas feature comfortable overnight accommodations for all ages and include bathrooms and kitchens for cooking.
The large roof overhangs the decks and also protects the large glass walls from winter weather and sun during the warmer months. Bedrooms and bathrooms are recessed into the back of this Washington State cabin (by Balance Architects) for coziness and privacy.
Rising above the treetops in El Jonuco Nuevo Leon Mexico Narigua House is comprised of a series of overlapping and cantilevered volumes. Designed by architect David Pedroza Castañeda the home features a rustic and earthy red hue that complements the surrounding landscape.