Passive cooling techniques along with the presence of a pool ensure that the dependence on artificial cooling is kept to a minimum creating a pleasant ambiance and conserving energy at the same time.
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.
But the smart rear extension of the house offers much more than the 1.5-feet-deep . The sunken design of the living area also turns it into a lovely gathering space for friends and family and the open design of the new extension along with the corridor and kitchen ensure that there is a flood of filtered light indoors.
Designed by Toronto-based firm Ian MacDonald Architect the silhouette of the cabin is intentionally kept modest and low-lying to ensure that it blends in with the landscape that surrounds it. In fact those visiting the cabin can only sense its presence as they climb up the dock that leads to the structure.
Our love for polished finishes and sleek artificial finishes has seen contemporary design take hold of most urban homes and office spaces in the last two decades. But the cyclic nature of design and decorating means we are once again moving towards interiors filled with natural textures that create a relaxing ambiance.
We love the idea behind Pepper House and how it offers a one-stop shop for anyone looking to kick-start their new venture in the big city. Split across five different floors each level offers something unique in terms of both form and more essentially function with a relaxing ambiance and a stylish design shaping the interior.
It is the glittering dining room that undoubtedly ends up being the showstopper of these transformed spaces with its silky chandelier vintage-inspired Orchidea cabinets and the silver and black Nanook Chairs from KOKET. But all these seem to only play second fiddle to the two diamond dust paintings of Marilyn Monroe and that should barely come as a surprise to anyone!