It also sets the tone for the rest of the interior which embraces revamped insulation making the house far more energy-efficient. The extensive use of glass also ushers in ample natural ventilation enlivening the other rooms of the house as well.
Despite keeping its classic exterior the interior of the house sees some major changes as it embraces a more contemporary style with effortless ease. An open floor plan on the lower level features a gorgeous living room in white that is visually connected with the lush green backyard at all times.
Giving a beautiful classic French home a modern makeover while still preserving its overall appeal is surely no easy task. Located in the historic town of France renowned for its majestic this traditional home is spread across 2370 square feet and elegantly combines a timeless silhouette with a sleek modern interior. Architects from AZC had to work around the constraint of leaving the existing street façade untouched while expanding the living area into the backyard and opening up the house to create a bright and cheerful ambiance.
Designed to serve the needs of a newlywed couple the house obviously takes its inspiration from the art of Origami which is now renowned across the globe. Reinterpreting classic in a contemporary fashion the Origami House stands out visually with ease.
While respecting the design of the original structure and its overall form the extension project added a full floor a front and a rear wing that were more modern in design. One of the defining traits of the residence is the use of custom-made operable louvers that usher in ample light both inside the living spaces and in the bathroom. The outdoor courtyard is visually connected with the indoors thanks to the sliding glass doors while a monochromatic color scheme in black and white keeps the home uncluttered and elegant.
With large sliding doors blurring the line between the interior and the beautiful backyard the homeowners could well be tempted to spend more time outside! On the inside an open floor plan houses a spacious living room a lovely dining area with a minimal white table and a posh kitchen in grey.
Renovating an old private house and giving it a new lease on life is a task in which architects often work with many inherent restrictions. The job becomes even more difficult when the home that needs the makeover is a semi-detached villa that is partially connected with its neighbor.