‘Green’ is the new cool way to go. Whether it is because it offers a reduction in the power bills or allows you to take a slight moral high ground irrespective of your motive it seems that eco-friendly building design is here to stay for good. With consumers becoming more aware design and architecture firms are being forced to take this path as well and this vibrant and cool building in the heart of is another one of those which follows this exact model.
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.
Natanya in Israel might not be the place that you would be thinking about when you are dreaming of a lavish penthouse that opens up to offer you stunning views of the vast blue sky meeting the endless Mediterranean Sea on the horizon.
Modern designers are using glass lavishly as a building material and its transparent and clear properties combined with the form of floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that you get un-obstructed views. Feast your eyes on these snapshots that showcase how the exterior can be integrated with the interior in stylish and seamless fashion.
However underground houses are known to have excellent natural insulation and climactic regulation in all seasons. Situated partially beneath the tower the home opens through 4 fully glazed walls toward a sunken central courtyard.
By using the tried and tested design of the conventional Vietnamese along with a few new twist and incorporating a small interior garden and large roof opening that allow for natural ventilation and a refreshing breath of fresh air the home brings together the best of both worlds.
Designed by design studio Johnson Chou this beautiful house seems to offer two entirely different worlds packed into one. The ground floor sports the kitchen living dining study and guest quarters which are all clad in some old-world charm with the use of ebony wood veneer panels.