This elegant open and modern home designed by Zen Architects relies on passive solar design to cut back on energy consumption and carbon footprint of the structure. Keeping the house warm in winter months and cool during the summer it is the form of the house that ends up being its biggest asset!
Finding design solutions to make most of a lot that is irregular in shape the in Brazil utilizes an innovative concrete box draped in wood to create a contemporary living environment for a young couple.
Spread across three different levels a central courtyard that flows into the rear garden and sparkling recessed lighting put the final touches on a South African home where outdoor living takes precedence.
Designed by Tobias Partners the house was originally built in 1980s and was in urgent need of a fresh modern makeover. Despite the difficult access to the lot and the constraints placed by the existing form of the house the interiors were completely opened up to welcome in gentle ocean breeze and a flood of natural light.
A black treehouse sets itself apart with a stunningly elegant exterior that feels sophisticated and contemporary a reflection of the latest dark decor trends. A treehouse with a dynamic design is a modern sanctuary within a peaceful nature. The combination of silvery hues and light wood is a classy choice not to mention the innovative way the staircase is built around the tree!
A big cabin can still retain the classic feeling of comfort and coziness if only the design is working in its favor. A smaller deck and the log exterior are definitely two elements that define the classic wood cabin. Big stone chimney makes a big contribution to the timeless rustic look!
Exposed brick wall in the backdrop an open self with steel frame and wooden planks along with the general ambiance of the kitchen give it a smart industrial look. The rounded island edge offers safety in a high-traffic area while the white worktop combined with dark island and bar stools paints a picture of captivating contrasts.