Space is maximized at every turn inside this exquisite Japanese home and a multitude of windows and skylights bring in ample natural light. Breezy cheerful and perfect for book-lovers this is a home that instantly and innovatively stands out from the crowd.
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.
Gray and white on the outside and full of space and ventilation on the inside the layout is uncomplicated efficient and combines privacy and individual areas with a large common social zone.
Changing the layout and replacing the lean-too out the back with a new interior and exterior the house adapts to the urban lifestyle of its denizens. The living area with a sofa that also acts as the room divider a spacious banquette dining area that opens up towards the rear garden and a kitchen that connects different areas of the home visually and ergonomically create a space-conscious and energetic setting.
Divided into four different blocks the house accommodates a spacious workshop a reclusive studio and ample parking space along with the central living area kitchen and dining. Even the bedrooms with their large bi-folding doors become a part of panoramic landscape!
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.
The open pavilion style home makes most of the tranquil lot it sits within as large glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows completely bring the outdoors inside. The barrier is merely another transition zone with the semi-outdoor sitting area and the sweeping decks allowing the homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as inside!
With Chef making it clear that the kitchen needs to be the fulcrum around which the rest of the house revolves the makeover of this Victorian weatherboard house was both breezy and easy to execute. MRTN Architects went all in with a new interior where space-savvy design making its presence felt.