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.
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.
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.
Wood is the dominant component of the design inside and with mirrored finishes sharp edges and geometric walls the house seems like it was transported back in time from the future. Walls separating rooms are largely done away with on the inside and individual spaces are demarcated by a change in the height of the floor ceiling and decor!
At the back end of the house are the private quarters which hold the bedrooms along with the double-cantilevered master bedroom suite. A one-story concrete wing anchors the house below and holds the lower-level bedroom along with the building services. Each room inside this incredible California house offers the best possible views while providing ample privacy.
Waking up to the sight of dancing waves in the distance and relaxing each evening as you soak away your woes in the gentle ocean breeze is something many of us dream about. Located in r Canada the offers all of this and a whole lot more!
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!