Despite its seemingly unassuming appearance this ingenious home does all it can to keep energy consumption down to a bare minimum with the architects estimating no more than $15 worth of electricity and natural gas being utilized each month by the homeowners. Cutting back on its carbon footprint by utilizing passive cooling techniques a rainwater filtering system further enhances the green credentials of this ergonomic residence.
There is no lack of color inside this living space with the corner areas being utilized as quiet and comfy reading / conversation zones. Draped in simple neutral hues and warm wooden tones the kitchen and dining space exude a more transitional style with beautiful pendant lighting and skylights illuminating this space evenly.
Contrasting synergy is what we see at the at Nichada Village in Thailand with these smart and stylish structures offering two completely different perspectives on interior design. Crafted with care by Alkhemist Architects to meet the needs of two brothers who wanted to live close to one another this interesting project showcases how one can fashion two strikingly different interiors in homes that sit next to one another even while incorporating a common thread.
Add to it the fact that the room is largely devoid of permanent fixtures and rigid features and it can be easily turned into an additional family room home office or even a guest space a few years down the line.
Transforming a Victorian home in the Noe Valley Neighborhood of California into a stylish modern residence that meets the demands of a newlywed couple Geremia Design filled the with bespoke décor and custom finishes. Giving the home a unique personality of its own that combines modernity with a lingering Victorian vibe the fabulous makeover bridges two contrasting eras and design styles without trying too hard.
Designed by Aamer Architects the striking residence is located in a busy neighborhood and in front of a bus stop making its open and exquisite design even more impressive. Shaped using raw off-form concrete and gorgeous teak screens from Bali the house has an open and cheerful ambiance that complements its breezy exterior to perfection.
Bringing in plenty of natural light and giving the old home a brand new lease on life the lightweight extension does its very best to blend in with the existing brick façade even while showcasing elegant contrast. With the house being revamped even the rear garden and alfresco space were altered and given a fresh perspective with many of the indigenous ferns being carefully relocated and donated to Belgrave Square.