Tapping into the popular trend of pools with a water feature the home creates a relaxed and charming backyard retreat that also includes a barbecue area a stone fireplace and an outdoor dining space. Sliding glass doors connect this private hangout with the pool house while the top floor houses twin bedrooms bathrooms a television room and a glamorous powder room.
Moving away from the design of traditional cabin retreats and swapping the classic woodsy mountain cabin style for versatility and sustainability the Delta Shelter in Mezama is truly ‘one of a kind’. This gorgeous cabin crafted by Olson Kundig Architects in steel and plywood minimizes wastage of material while giving its owners a low-maintenance sturdy getaway that will serve them for decades to come
The most unique feature of the cabin is the use of human power to operate large movable shutters that cover the glass windows during the harsher winter months. Switching between complete insulation and unabated views this smart feature is controlled by a large hand wheel that is easy to operate. So as you bid adieu to your weekend refuge you can secure it completely without any fuss whatsoever!
Some of these panels open up revealing sliding glass doors that act as an interface between the living area and the landscape outside. The design of the interior itself is simple and contains a small living area with a kitchen in the corner. A double bedroom and a bathroom complete the smart home.
The owners of the home wanted a quick renovation that not only altered the existing floor plan and ambiance of the house but also improved its insulation and energy efficiency several fold. Taking on this task of refurbishment while giving the landscape outside a new revitalized look architects from ÁBATON Arquitectura completely transformed this three-decade-old Spanish home.
Connected with the rear garden and pool deck this sunken level also blurs the boundaries between the interior and the backyard and seems like the perfect place to host a great summer party. A small barbecue area and a lavish outdoor court add to the ambiance of this interactive zone.
A striking staircase connects the various levels of the house while offering geometric contrast in a space that is dominated by clean straight lines. The curving staircase also acts as a divider between the master suite and the kids’ wing on the top floor.