The large glass doors also bring in ample natural ventilation that illuminates the adjacent dining area and the kitchen. A sleek modern kitchen with metallic finishes and a vintage dining area with homemade DIY pendants add to the inimitable charm of the residence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in Singapore a woodlands suburb that is home to some of the best contemporary houses in the country the was in need of a major overhaul. The original façade was both old and cramped and featured interiors that were poorly lit and visually suffocating. But Hong Kong-based Locus Associates transformed the house into a beautiful modern home with a style of its own!
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.