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.
It is the lower level that house the living and public areas with the bedrooms tucked away on the top floor. Even though the street façade offers complete privacy the home opens up towards the backyard beautifully and ends up creating comfortable outdoor hangouts.
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.
Of course the living area kitchen and dining are a bit more open to the world outside than the lovely bedrooms which offer a touch more privacy. It is stone walls that become the main design element of this house and they make their presence felt both on the outside and inside the residence. Two parallel stone walls in black a series of skylights and a neutral color palette create a sophisticated and serene home where one always feels welcome.
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.
Sliding glass doors concrete floors and wooden walls and pavilion wooden roof shape the beautiful new dining area lounging space kids’ play zone and interactive and entertaining areas. Each room flows into the next even while maintaining its own individual identity while a south facing courtyard unifies it all ever so diligently. The transformation feels organic and the pavilion roof extends even outside to form the carport and offers shelter for the ingenious walkways.
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.
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!