Of course the reason it has become the standard practice is because it makes plenty of sense and works more often than not. But when faced with the challenges of a unique lot on a narrow limestone ridge next to Specht Harpman Architects decided to flip things around and design a rooftop entry.
The iconic Malibu beach brings to mind images of sunshine surf and a world of affluence that is almost unmatched. Arguably the hottest real estate on the Pacific coastline it is home to stars and celebrities and “the BU” is indeed the place to be once summer hits the Sunshine state!
Adaptive reuse of structures is all about giving the old and discarded buildings a sparkling new lease on life while capturing their remarkable past and unique personality. Located in the loevely city of Italy is a vivacious and brilliant modern home laced with eclectic beauty and vintage charm! This ingenious residence was once a convent that was carefully restored and converted into its present glorious form by the creative folks at Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design.
With an expansive roof that stretches towards the shoreline the “House of the Infinite” conjures a sense of infinity its form embracing the endless Atlantic Ocean and horizon beyond. Sited in Cádiz Spain and designed by architect Alberto Campo Baeza the entire structure was built using a beautiful white travertine stone that sparkles in the warm sun.
This is precisely the approach that Corben Architects took as they revamped an old and abandoned warehouse in into a stylish modern home for a family of five. While much of the external façade of the warehouse and its roof trusses were left untouched due to the heritage issues the interior was completely altered using a spacious central courtyard that enhances the family home both functionally and aesthetically.