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.
The concept of outdoor living is nothing new in Texas with homes in the region always favoring a pavilion style and an open ambiance that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoors. With the weather in Texas favoring such style it is barely a surprise that the homeowners of this tranquil cottage nestled in a hip neighborhood of opted for an extension that was all about the outdoors.
Think of storage space and our mind drifts towards wall-mounted cabinets and large shelves that make the most of the vertical room on offer in our modest homes. But have you ever considered all the floor space that goes to waste?
The architects solved part of this conundrum by creating an that brought a cooling effect to the interior even as a giant curtain was used to block off additional sunlight on really hot days.
A ground floor flat spread across different levels the lovely home is blessed with a small private garden and courtyard which extend the living space outdoors. Built in the 1910s the old dark and congested interior of the flat has been completely transformed by doing away with the unwanted internal partitions and giving the townhouse a fresh modern facelift.
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.
The project involved the complete transformation of the dining room living room and music lounge with the homeowners demanding an interior filled with glitz glamour and a sprinkling of Oriental elements in between all that Art Deco goodness.