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.
It is a delicate balance between openness and privacy that is achieved with these masterfully crafted screens with the raw concrete next to it adding another interesting textural and visual element. On the inside one sees an open plan living area on the lowest level that flows into the timber deck and pool area outside.
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.
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.
Not many of us have the luxury of an ‘unrestricted budget’ and for 7A architecture studio which shaped the in Dak Lak Province Vietnam building costs were one of the guiding forces behind the design of this lovely family residence. With low construction costs and low-skilled local workers to deal with this ingenious house is all about maximizing both space and resources!
Perched on a lovely little lot that overlooks the shoreline this dreamy cabin epitomizes the classic architectural style of vacation homes in the Georgian Bay while giving those inside a chance to enjoy modern comfort and panoramic views.
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.