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
Offering creative and aesthetic solutions to those on the lookout for affordable housing modern tiny homes have captured the imagination of design aficionados across the globe. The art of building tiny homes is all about bringing together form and functionality in an ingenious fashion that makes the most out of the available resources
The Breezehouse is popular prefab home maker Blu Homes’ most iconic home and for good reason. Named because of its glass walls that can fold open at the owners’ whim the breathtaking 2978-square-foot abode instantly becomes one with its surroundings making for some spectacular entertaining possibilities. Its eco-conscious features also allow it $15000 in average energy savings over 10 years.
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.
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
Cleverly placed wooden surfaces and furnishings such as the timeless Cherner bar stools usher in some much needed warmth and textural contrast. A fabulous modern kitchen and a dashing dining space complete the lower level along with a pool house that opens up towards the backyard.
Here is another home that seems to gravitate towards white with wooden surfaces breaking up the sense of monotony. A large walk-in pantry was one of the essential features that the clients demanded and this is cleverly connected with the kitchen along with a simple workstation.