Then there are occasions when it needs to give way to new homes on the same lot because of dramatically altered needs. Having already lived in a Californian bungalow on the same lot for over 40 years the owners of wanted two new homes replacing their aged residence.
Designed by Studio North the new structure that extends an already existing family home costs less than building a brand new condo and gives an opportunity for three different generations to come together.
Looking beyond the bookshelf the house on the outside is draped completely in black and the oblique wall used for the bookshelf also helps in creating a shield against heavy rainfall by extending the roof outwards.
From the small front yard to the central courtyard and the guest bedrooms in the rear every room of the house echoes the uncomplicated and functional design philosophy of the makeover. Life seems like an absolute breeze at this rejuvenated Seattle home!
One of the two wonderful homes was to become the residence for the parents while the larger house in the rear needed to accommodate their son and his young family. Pandolfini Architects stepped in to offer the necessary solution!
Designed by Olson Kundig it is a combination of wood concrete and steel that create this amazing escape with modern minimalism making its presence felt on the inside. From the outside the design feels far more vernacular with local architectural elements and roof design shaping the overall structure.
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Seattle the is a revamped 1940’s home that uses the idea of ‘Courtyard Urbanism’ to maximize space without sacrificing on aesthetics energy-efficiency or interaction with nature. Designed by Wittman Estes the revitalized residence relies on a series of courtyards and an open studio for its new more open avatar.
It is often the simplest solutions that are the smartest and make our lives easier. With growing pressure on urban land it utilization is under intense scrutiny in big cities across the planet. New construction norms and premium rates are forcing homeowners to turn to smart design for the right spatial solutions.