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.
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 modern residence that is much more than a mere giant ‘cube’ always draws attention as it sets itself apart from the crowd. When it comes to an ingenious street façade that is both elegant and artistic this gorgeous is an absolute winner!
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.
Increasing the living space of the original cottage structure that was set back from the street Nick Deaver Architect designed a new addition that creates a smart indoor-outdoor interplay with a series of exterior terraces.
Transforming a Victorian home in the Noe Valley Neighborhood of California into a stylish modern residence that meets the demands of a newlywed couple Geremia Design filled the with bespoke décor and custom finishes. Giving the home a unique personality of its own that combines modernity with a lingering Victorian vibe the fabulous makeover bridges two contrasting eras and design styles without trying too hard.
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.