The formerly burnt and deserted Round Tower in Gloucestershire has been included by London architecture studio De Matos Ryan in a modern family home. The house has been built underground such as to not undermine the lone presence of historical monument dominating the landscape.
While some offer this unique view of the horizon others provide sights and sounds of the big cities and relaxing flora which helps kick start your day with freshness galore. And don’t forget the evening view. A relaxing supper with a beautiful sunset right outside your windows lets you enjoy some beautiful food for the eyes along with your palette. A later dinner will showcase the gorgeous lightscape made by the city buildings and landmarks.
The is nestled on an 18 acre property that sports plenty of flora and even has a pond that is close to the home. The challenge for the designers was to integrate the existing surroundings with the new and revamped structure which offers its residents some great views of the lush surroundings while it makes for a lavish contemporary home. The highlight of the home was the use of repurposed wood which pretty much helped in construction of the entire structure.
This next home takes the tree house concept to an entirely different level! Uniquely orb-like in shape The HemLoft was built by Joel Allen after an attempt to retire at age 26 proved unsuccessful. Yes behind this interesting dwelling is an equally interesting story!
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 eco-PERCH is stunning on the ground or it can be raised so it rests in the treetops as shown below. Features like internal softwood floors low voltage LED lighting double-glazed windows and a flat-screen TV give this lodge modern flair. Plus you’ve gotta love that outdoor deck!
While these compact homes reflect the best in modern architecture and design they also show the undeniable appeal of small-space living. Who doesn’t love a challenge? And what could be more challenging than stripping life down to the barest of essentials especially in an age of excess?