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!
Of course in the quest for finding that bold new look one cannot go too far and needs to find the absolute right balance. The Penthouse at the in Toronto Canada does exactly that with its combination of the classic with the modern.
The main rectangular structure is enhanced by sleeping and service spaces that sport the same form factor and add a sense of symmetry to the beach house. Warm and tranquil lighting along with the use of refreshing colors and shades make this a balanced boxed delight.
The idea here is to try and incorporate traditional Japanese architecture and natural lighting principles along with modern minimalism to create a truly one-of-a-kind structure. And we can confidently say that Antonino Cardillo has succeeded at that.
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.
The use of wood has been smart and trendy and complements perfectly the large portions of glass both in its texture and in its varying shades. The spacious master bedroom and the master bath along with the modern kitchen that is both contemporary in function and classic in form give this home a balanced look. With green building materials and energy-saving insulation and heating methods the renovated home is all about smart sustainability.
The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement celebrates minimalist living and the beauty of well-built compact spaces. Eco-friendly materials are often used and the small scale of these residences encourages clutter-free interiors. A large number of compact homes built in recent years have been modern in style as the simplicity of these small structures blends seamlessly with contemporary design.