The transition between the traditional stone wall structure on the lower level and the contemporary wooden and glass edifice seems both intriguing and appealing giving the home an exceptional identity of its own.
It has been a year of amazing design inspiration and ingenious renovations have led the way with their unique blend of the old and the new. Adaptive reuse has been one of the top themes of the architectural world in 2014 and it is set to continue for years to come as homeowners and architects turn towards more sustainable and cost-effective design practices
Supported on four steel beams the three levels of the cabin offer wonderful views of the surrounding landscape from their elevated position. The lower level is used as a carport and a utility room while the top level features the large living area with kitchen and dining.
One of the important factors that defined the overall look of the house was its placement on a corner block. This meant that the top floor needed to be completely hidden from the street to ensure adequate privacy while the rear opens up towards the sheltered backyard
If there is one thing that winter reminds us of each year it is the value of a home with proper insulation. Nestled in a lovely little neighborhood of Spain is a private residence that was originally built in 1984
Adding a contemporary extension to a timeless structure is always a risky proposition as one needs to take both the aesthetic and structural demands into consideration. Architects decided to go for a glazed glass pavilion with a dark steel and aluminum frame so as to make the transition from the stone walls to the contemporary materials as elegant as possible.
Using a sustainable non-wood product) as its main building material the beautiful house does all it can to ensure that it leaves as small a carbon footprint as possible both during and after construction.