The attractive teak screens go beyond being mere eye candy as they bring in a flood of natural light and provide the right level of ventilation on the second level of the house even while protecting those inside from prying eyes and rough weather.
Renovating a classic townhouse comes with many challenges that go beyond just aesthetics and ergonomics. Structural restrictions and building codes often leave one with very little room to work with and it is within these constraints that Studio Arthur Casas revamped and renovated the in .
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.
The latest extension also brought along with it a revamped kitchen and guest room that embrace a neutral color scheme while the rest of the cottage offers ample opportunity for the homeowners to display their wide art collection.
You can see a distinct change in ambiance and theme in both of the houses even as common elements like exposed and painted brick walls sliding glass doors and a largely similar silhouette connect the homes. Modern décor industrial-style lighting and a love for the outdoors cap off this nifty project where common features bind diverse interiors.
The fifth-floor apartment has a more industrial-retro feel to it with exposed concrete walls and an iron frame-coated glass closet setting the mood indoors. Space-savvy décor and smart lighting complete the interior where comfort is coupled with ergonomics in an efficient fashion.
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.