Nestled among the rain forest located in Mt Whitfield in Cairns this lovely home uses glass extensively and sports walls that are made entirely out of glass alone. This offers a wonderful vantage point that blends in with the surroundings and seems like a natural extension of the rainforest.
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.
This indeed looks like a ‘Glass House’ surrounded by green as the vast floor-to-ceiling glass windows and the translucent glass frames that demarcate space on the interior ensure that you have unobstructed views and plenty of natural ventilation.
Modern architecture and design is not just about minimalism and bling. Contemporary homes go a lot beyond stylish interiors and sleek lines and this ambient house in San Mateo County California is an example of how one can expand the interiors a lot beyond the four walls and ensure that the serene surroundings seem like a natural extension.
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Even the floor-to-ceiling glass windows are encapsulated in gorgeous wooden frames and while the home’s interiors exude all the traits of a contemporary home the extravagant use of wood does give it a very refined look. With an interior that even sports a ‘Zen garden’ this is indeed about bringing a touch of Asia into California!
This spectacular reconversion of a Grade II listed monument into a family home is one example in a very applauded growing tendency : the recycling of historical or industrial monuments under a new functionality. It is ecological resource-friendly practical from a structural point of view and most of all an ingenious endeavor of architecture that proves the motto “form follows function” wrong asserting the flexibility of constructed space.