Gardens and yards are important factors in the design of any home. As much as we want to bring nature indoors, making the most of any outdoor living space you have is key to enhancing the appeal of your home. Whether you are landscaping a large outdoor space or constructing an inviting patio or balcony, HomeDSGN has the inspiration for you.
By Magaly • Aug 20, 2018
With definite lines and style, which result in a design that is undoubtedly elegant, this magnificent house makes us fall in love with each one of its spaces, all of which are wide and open. The property covers a total of 2000 square meters. It possesses a minimalist style in which everything flows naturally and harmoniously, designed by Shanghai Hip-Pop Design Team under the direction of its professionals Tianwen Sun Xindi Cao, Dong Liu, Dejie Zhang, and Youfei Wang.
It is located in Shizi Moutain, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China and was carried out in the year 2018. The objective of this project was to reduce the material cost to the essentials in order to lead to an optimal spiritual level.
In the design process, the building is considered a poetic imagination, and the project conveys a philosophy of facing solitude calmly. A strict commercial tone is deliberately avoided to create a cozy atmosphere where guests can feel at home. Minimalism can easily become cold; to avoid this problem, great attention has been paid to the color and texture of the materials used.
On the one hand, the wood veneer and the floor adopt a very light color, which makes the general atmosphere of the space comfortable. On the other hand, a non-opaque wallpaper is applied so that the light appears soft and warm, thus transforming the space into “very cozy”. The aim was to create a human environment, simple and cozy and, at the same time, full of elegance.
By Magaly • May 18, 2018
This house, done in a retro style, was remodeled in the year 2017 by the architectural firm Paul Butterworth Architect to fulfill the wishes of a couple that, with a tight budget, wanted to turn it into a nest in which to accommodate their little grandchildren in safe spaces full of light.
Their expectations were fulfilled, since they were able to adjust the budget to a practical and elegant option.
Custom lighting, veneer cabinets and luxurious stone products come together to transform everyday life into a truly joyful experience. Meanwhile, the multipurpose room has a queen size bed hidden behind a wall. Other interesting features include a two-way mirror, designed to show both the entrance to the house and its central courtyard.
In total, three outdoor spaces are easily accessible for residents and visitors. In addition to the internal courtyard, the back garden also plays a vital role in this family home. Here, its owner nurtures his commercial interests with a facility for the collection, spinning and bottling of honey. Meanwhile, the plots in the back-garden produce watermelons, corn, grapes, passion fruit… and a healthy variety of other fruits and vegetables.