Modern architecture is all about sleek and well-defined lines that produce flowing interiors which are easy on the eye. While many of the beach houses are going for that ultra-transparent look which tends to use glass extensively Lima-based design studio Javier Artadi Arquitectos have gone for a more balanced and ‘boxed’ approach.
When it comes to cutting down on construction and material costs along with implementing energy-saving methods one need not always turn towards ‘futuristic’ solutions alone. Traditional buildings techniques can help a great deal as well as current designers and engineers are quickly turning the pages of history back to draw some inspiration.
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.
Nothing is more appealing that a beautiful beach house and while those on the Malibu coastline are indeed a huge catch the located in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County in Manhattan Beach is equally appealing.
The large sun terrace with a luxurious pool mean that you might end up spending more time outdoors than indoors! Of course the very design of the penthouse ensures that there are very few boundaries between the interiors and the world outside and the interiors with furniture in soft and neutral shades add to its beauty. This is all about living it up in style!
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.
To ensure that it does not cause a detrimental effect on the panoramic natural surroundings the home uses various eco-friendly measures like a solar panel rooftop that allows it to go off grid and low energy lighting installations that save up on power.