The overwhelming influence of Japanese design is apparent from the very beginning as one comes across a lovely stone garden and a stylish entrance that reminds us of a typical Japanese garden. An art gallery with sleek minimal design sits on the opposite side of the spacious pool house that offers unabated views of the lake thanks to the extensive use of glass. The interior is covered in teak floors plaster walls and a wood ceiling to give it a peaceful and organic ambiance.
But the exterior contours were kept as untouched as possible to ensure that the renovation was both economical and aesthetically pleasing. A lovely little living area sits next to a beautiful kitchen and dining space which are all visually connected to the spacious backyard.
Modern homes are all about creating a dynamic and seamless interaction between the indoors and the surrounding landscape. The in Italy is another such stylish residence that accentuates the relationship between nature and architecture by using several green design solutions.
In the case of the Baleia Condos the forestry foliage of South America and the romantic shores of Baleia were catalysts for something fabulous. You can easily skip out to the pristine sand domes to soak in the sweeping beauty of the ocean. This nature-infused abode is enveloped by lush greens and aromatic flowers – plants that are found only in the Southern Hemisphere.
It might be the Atlantic Ocean and its windy breeze that inspired this home. But it could also be the enthralling creativity of a young and talented team of Argentinian designers who wanted a break from stereotypes in order to create a home with a distinct character. Were they successful in their goal? We’ll let you be the judge of that…
Designed by Len Cotsovolos of LC²Design Services this amazing vacation retreat at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky Montana is truly spellbinding in every sense of the word. Nestled at an altitude of 10500 feet and surrounded by the snow-capped majesty of the Rocky Mountains this lavish home combines exquisite contemporary design with the rustic charm of a cabin-styled winter retreat. Designed to provide those inside with a stunning view of the imposing peaks and snowy slopes at every possible turn the home has been designed to bring the outdoors indoors!
As if you’d need another example of “concrete creativity” here’s a house that’s extensively using concrete to define its sophisticated interiors. Built by the folks at Oooox the home features subtle textures mixed with wood and white lacquered furniture which helps steer it away from the roots of industrial design — the design style from which concrete walls draw their inspiration.