An open living area a long kitchen that also acts as a corridor and sweeping glass doors and windows that provide a constant view of the shoreline and the Go Home Bay channel make one’s stay here even more memorable. Smart cross ventilation operable clerestories and of course the dynamic green roof turn the cabin into an energy-saving structure with a minimal carbon footprint.
This fun-filled and colorful Belgium definitely fits this billing as its rich industrial past is combined with eclectic and vibrant modern flair that puts a smile on your face. Nestled in a 50s building the dwelling was revamped and designed by Studio Job to reflect the vivacious personality of its homeowners.
A cloak of natural greenery surrounds the cottage and gives ample privacy to those spending their time enjoying the sunny afternoons and cool evenings on the terraces. The use of large glass walls for the living and dining rooms along with sliding glass doors provides one large ‘party zone’ where friends and family can gather in peace.
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.
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.
While the public spaces seem far more transitional the bedroom and bathrooms completely embrace cool contemporary style with minimal décor and a white and gray color scheme. Beautiful blue accents a floating wooden vanity in the bathroom and a shower area with penny tiles add visual contrast even as cleverly placed artwork and wall murals in the kids’ room usher in a hint of bright color.
Leaving the street façade unaltered the new addition is spread across two different levels and houses the kitchen dining room and home office among other spaces. But it is the use of large walk-on skylights that draws your attention instantly as the top level skylight also serves as a beautiful private terrace.