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.
Located on a lot of 251 square meters the house itself just occupies 146 square meters and makes smart use of whatever space is on offer. The special roof designed by of TSC Architects for the house is not just about painting a pretty picture alone.
Cantilevered 12 feet back from the edge of the bluff the outdoor sitting areas and the patio give you the impression of hanging precariously above the Pacific Ocean. The main living area is housed at the front of the home with a smart kitchen and dining space becoming a part of the open floor plan.
You can see different shades of wood used across the open living space and even the staircase leading to the bedroom above adds to the overall visual. A plush couch in the living area defines the space while a beautiful modern kitchen in the backdrop complements the look with its white cabinets countertop and kitchen island.
The bedrooms and the bath follow a similar design style with grey and white being used extensively. Smart LED lighting further adds a sense of freshness and sophisticated ambiance to the entire living area. A thriving green living wall ushers in a touch of natural goodness while the frosted glass doors and lovely sheer drapes give the homeowners the necessary privacy.
When it comes to interior design and decor we often tend to equate space with luxury. But creative modern architects and designers are quickly putting an end to this myth with the ingenious use of limited space. Occupying an area of just (549 square feet) this gorgeous contemporary apartment in Slovakia is all about maximizing the available room in every possible manner. Conjured up and brought to life by RULES Architekti the snazzy apartment was once an old neglected hub that was in urgent need of a complete makeover.
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.