Demands modern life often mean kids moving away from parents at a very early age and things staying that way for the rest of their lives. Multi-generational homes once a common sight even in the west are a rarity.
On the inside minimal Japanese style decoration takes over with warm wooden tones and a space-savvy kitchen and dining at the heart of the lower level with master bedroom on the other side. On the second level one finds the relaxing living area along with the bookshelf in the backdrop.
Nestled in a posh neighborhood of Ascot Vale Australia the goes down the latter path with FGR Architects creating interiors draped largely in white gray and ultra-light shades of blue. What the home lacks in color it makes up in textural contrast with large dark metallic frames timber ceiling glass walls and stone surfaces coming together eloquently.
Instead of taking the normal route of placing one house next to the other the architects opted for a more linear approach with the second house being placed behind the first. This gave the street façade a cleaner more classic look while ensuring that the visual symmetry of the neighborhood was left undisturbed.
We are all creatures of habit. The world of architecture and design is no different with straight lines simple cubic volumes and blank ceilings often becoming the norm. But this contemporary home in offers a new idea for the bibliophiles out there. A giant bookshelf that spans an entire double-height wall is nothing new in itself.
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.
A smart study room that can be transformed into a guest bedroom when needed and gorgeous private bedrooms complete this elegant addition and alteration. Modern homes are all about interaction between the structure the landscape and those within. Instead of being confining spaces they intend to be liberating edifices that facilitate a harmonious relationship with nature.
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.