Located on a 2500-square-meter property on the hillside near the historic center of Brasov Romania the impressive concrete and glass residential construction designed by Romanian architect Horia Reit is partly covered in zinc exploring the unique versatility of this material. Designed for a young successful entrepreneur and his family the expansive luxury residence was carved into the hillside extending toward the breathtaking landscape.
If you were thinking of a more conventional rectilinear contemporary home who are we to say no?! But wait till you see what Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects came up with in Santa Barbara — an atypical home with curvilinear forms and exposed concrete that defines it in the most astounding manner. Words just won’t do justice to the Kurth Residence …
The dining room includes two pendant lights with shiny drum shades a sheer curtain to divide the space from the kitchen and bright touches in the form of flowers and produce… The home office is just as elegant as every other space in this loft. A vintage desk and credenza seamlessly blend with the Nelson Ball Pendant Lamp. Floor-to-ceiling drapes create a sense of height while modern artwork and a patterned rug continue the chic theme set in the living room.
Private spaces located on the top level feature large glass windows offering unabated views of the colorful scenery all around. A stylish sunroom and a lavish pool in the backyard complete this affluent and relaxing Canadian residence.
With smart design and a few simple yet inexpensive changes one can cut down on both carbon footprint and power bills! Adopting this green mantra in a charming and serene fashion Bourne Blue Architecture revamped an old 70s home in New South Wales into a breezy modern hub.
The entry hall is filled with contemporary decor in cool cream and white as the entire house seems to be drenched in warm inviting and placid neutral tones. Smart elements like the Shoji-style sliding doors and Isamu Noguchi decor further elevate the authentic oriental vibe inside the pool house.
The key to getting this look: an subtle industrial vibe a striking contrast of dark and light and an abundance of thoughtful details. This style is anything but minimalist and stark. Warmth comes from the personal touches such as a coffee table ornament with an interesting history or a sculptural art piece that adds modern flair.