The architects and interior designers made a smart choice to achieve this specific target by using low cost and traditional building materials for the home while they went for top notch décor in order to furnish the home and achieve the required ‘expensive and luxurious’ look.
One of the best things about smart renovation of an old home is that you not only get to have a brand new home that suits your latest needs and meets to your current taste but it also allows you to keep the spirit of the original home intact and the memories (if any) attached with it alive. And that is precisely what FINNE Architects have tried to accomplish with this gorgeous home set among secluded woods about 25 miles north of Seattle.
This beautiful and inviting house in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam merges the best of both worlds as the builders of this home MM++ Architects were asked to create a stylish contemporary home that has a high-end feel despite being built on limited budget.
The minimalist home as the name suggests still adheres to the idea of sleek and well-defined lines but it does so in a unique fashion. The central hall of the home is a seven-sided polygon and the perfect use of white concrete ambient shades wooden flooring and glass windows that allow for plenty of natural ventilation have made the home as aesthetic to look at as any other modern home.
The designed by studio Bohlin Cywinski Jackson uses many natural elements which make it a part of the western oaks Douglas fir and the lush green yards that are part of this lovely creek. The 10200 square foot home seems to use mostly wood to ensure that the aesthetics of the interiors remain modern and yet ‘natural’ at the same time.
That does not mean the indoors are bland by any means whatsoever. In fact the home itself compliments the surroundings wonderfully well and the extensive use of glass ensures that you have ample views of both the reservoir itself and some lovely landscape of the San Gabriel Mountains.
We end with the micro compact home (m-ch) an airy dwelling for one or two inhabitants. Inspired by aviation and automotive design this residence is cube-like in its shape and undeniably modern in its style. Designed in response to a demand for short stay living (think students weekend travelers and business people) m-ch brings the “less is more” philosophy to life!