Even though it is hard to look beyond the view outside the real showstopper here is the silhouette of the structure that draws its inspiration from the banana slug which is a native of the region! The thin and elongated volume of the house bends and conforms to the undulated natural contours of the site.
Designing a home that blends two different styles is a challenge that requires both skill and a hint of imagination. But get it right and the result can set your home apart from the rest. Nestled in the busy neighborhood of in Israel this fabulous private residence brings together traditional Middle Eastern form with modern design elements in an effortless manner.
Located in an affluent neighborhood of Texas the is a wonderful example of a house that achieves the right balance between form and functionality. Combining an open contemporary style with sustainable design the 4000-square-foot single-family house is all about innovative green design that is sensitive to the needs of the landscape that surrounds it. Cutting down on both energy consumption and carbon footprint immensely the house was designed by John Grable Architects with a wide array of eco-friendly features that add to its overall appeal and ambiance.
It helps give the homeowners private spaces on the deck outside while shielding the house from harsh sunlight and taking the brunt of the impact caused by strong winds in the region. Designed to withstand even mild earthquakes the Origami roof sure helps solve many design conundrums in one go.
Connected with the courtyard outside in a seamless fashion the house lets in ample natural ventilation along with smart pendant lighting to drive away any dark corners. Elegant and serene the is all about the smart use of natural materials!
An outdoor dining area extends the living space beyond the walls of the house and a refreshing pool adds to the appeal of the breezy backyard. The master suite and additional bedrooms are housed on the top level of the home while a stunning geometric staircase in black becomes the focal point of the renovated residence.
One of the hardest things to do is to create a home that conforms to the contemporary style of design and yet has a relaxing and inviting ambiance. Often in a quest for that picture-perfect look homeowners tend to ignore the ‘livability’ factor of a house.