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.
Large sliding glass doors not only connect the interior with the view outside they also tap into the cross-ventilation potential of the home. Passive environmental design along with features such as a photovoltaic system solar hot-water heaters geothermal HVAC and LED lighting ensure that the Lakehouse is as energy-efficient 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
The interior of the home was altered radically eliminating the dull and dreary look that it previously was stuck with while making a turn towards cheerful contemporary allure. White is the color that is used extensively to shape the backdrop while pops of turquoise rustic Spanish decor and smart pendants usher in visual and textural contrast
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.
The concept of extending a traditional home without actually altering its street façade is quickly transforming old residences into stylish modern hubs. Located in the serene suburb of Australia the is one such gorgeous project that has seen a contemporary two-level structure being added to the existing Edwardian cottage
While it might look like an alien spaceship that landed in the middle of a field WG3’s Hypercubus is actually a miniature hotel room that allows guests to experience modular living on a small scale for a few days. Meant to be an oasis that draws the surrounding landscape indoors the minimalist accommodations are surprisingly spacious on the inside thanks to a cozy lofted bedroom.