When you live in a climate that’s pleasant and warm all year round, you’ve got the perfect scenario for a stunning open concept home. With every building that adopts an open concept, however, the challenge is to find innovative ways to still provide the residents with enough privacy to make them feel comfortable and safe in their daily lives. As with anything, a license to get creative in one feature opens doors for unique decor and design elsewhere in the home as well. KAP-House is a shining example of what we mean.
This home, built by Kenta Eto Atelier in 2016 is located in Bungotakada, Oita, an area of Japan in which the summer rains are rich and plentiful. It should be highlighted that the extensive roofing is made up of just one unit, and its inclination is convenient when battling the slaps of the rain as it falls in curtains on its surface. As there is a considerable amount of space between both sides of the external corridor, residents can continue with their daily activities under its shelter even if it rains.
Finding decent sized housing in the middle of a city can be difficult and expensive because many full sized housing options within the city limits are quite small but quite highly priced. Every once in a while, however, a designer comes across a lot where an old home can be transformed into something more contemporary. Have you ever seen, however, modern city homes that are so in line with stereotypical city living that they end up looking and feeling quite cold? Well, the designers of House Addition found a way to create a house with the perfect level of city contemporary in a decently sized, comfortable home!
By Magaly • Feb 15, 2017
Many homes that incorporate a slightly rustic aesthetic tend to be very grand and feature statement pieces. You might enjoy the emphasis on whining wood finishes and the natural setting of the home but actually prefer a structure and decor scheme that manages to be somehow more understated in its rustic resplendence. Some designers seek to achieve that by sticking to natural textiles and materials in the building and decor, but also adoption a sort of minimalist chic shape and detail, skipping the pomp and circumstance in favour of simplicity. That’s exactly what the creators of Casa M sought to do!
Barnes Coy Architects and SARCO Architects Jointly Design a Private Residence in Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica
By Jessica • Feb 15, 2017
When you picture your “dream house”, does your mind automatically drift off to somewhere warm and surrounded by water so that you’re always ready for a sunny swim? That’s certainly the kind of house we would build ourselves if given the chance! These features alone already make up for a beautiful, enjoyable home, but some designers take it a step further by including several novelty features. Cielomar Residence is the perfect example and probably the house of our dreams!
By Magaly • Feb 14, 2017
Have you ever thought about what a house made entirely from concrete might look like, or perhaps about what kind of decor scheme might suit something as unique as a concrete house? Personally, we’d never actually seen a house made of concrete and when we imagined such a thing, we pictured it being cold, dark, and not necessarily pleasant for making a home in. The moment we saw pictures of Concrete House, however, we completely changed our tune and saw the beauty in such an unconventional idea!
Built on a sloped landscape, this wonderful home of wooden walls and ample gardens was designed by the architectural firm arches and is located in Vilnius, Lithuania. The home is surrounded by terraces and its walls are made of glass, which allows us to have a broad view of the grand gardens that envelop it, whether one is inside or outside.
Lane Williams Architects Design a Private Residence in Vuecrest, a neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington
By Magaly • Feb 10, 2017
Have you always dreamed of owning a modern home, but your definition of “modern” is a little bit homier than some? We’ve all seen homes before that were so contemporarily styled as to look cold and uninviting, but not every modern home is built this way! Some people believe modern styles to be a little more than pristine shades of white and clean lines. Some are instead more casual despite staying true to many details, like the signature geometric furnishings. This expansive home, gorgeously named Belleview Modern, is the perfect example of the classic contemporary concept that we mean!
If you like the countryside and dream of the famous landscapes we see in pictures from Italy, with its tiny towns and charming corners, so full of history, you’re going to love this.
With its old, brick walls and glass windows, it is a beautiful house surrounded by breathtaking vistas. Gorgeous gardens grow at nature’s will, and there is a recreational area in which the protagonist is a large pool, its still surface a perfect reflection of its serene surroundings. What better place to take in nature and all its harmony on a sunny afternoon?