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.
An inverted U-shaped cantilevered canopy cozy fireplace and smart marble finishes complete this gorgeous Aussie home where the outdoors are welcome indoors with glee. There are times when old structures are altered ever so slightly to accommodate changing lifestyles and modern needs.
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.
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.
The main living area and the bedrooms do away with the need for a stairway making the house accessible for the elderly. The small loft area is utilized for service rooms ensuring ergonomics of the residence are left untouched.
This is the ideal contemporary home – a setting that is a far cry from the impersonal and stoic urban setting. Surrounded by a lovely flower garden and another layer of greenery next to it the by b l a n k s t u d i o in Thailand is a perfect example of this beautiful synergy between artificial creations and natural scenery!
Nestle on a corner lot a lovely garden and elevated porch give the grandparents in the house a great ‘sitting spot’ while the garage with rooftop garden ushers in another layer of greenery.