The key to getting this look at home: exposed elements (such as ducts and piping) brick walls and an effort to deviate from pure industrial pieces by peppering your space with unexpected touches. Go modern. Go classic. The result will be interesting and weathered.
The ideal house is no longer just four cinderblock walls covered with a water-repellent roof; instead it has become a living establishment that blends itself into nature becoming a part of a grander scale of beauty. Studio Arthur Casas recently completed a modern residential complex that boasts forward-thinking designs and peaceful arrangements.
The interior is clad in cool neutral colors with white and grey taking up much of the space. A sleek and stylish living room a contemporary kitchen and an elegant dining room are all combined in an open floor plan. A moat-like water feature that surrounds the house offers a sense of security even while enhancing the dramatic look of the place.
While the core elements of the house are to bridge the gap between nature and modernization the divide between exterior and interior design is what makes this home so distinctive. The division of spaces allows for a more versatile setting. For starters the backyard deck opens to a gem-like pool tiled to better accent the color scheme of the house’s exterior facade.
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 exterior of the house takes its inspiration from Japanese design as clean lines and a semi-minimalist approach give the structure a very unique understated style. Exposed concrete is combined with warm wooden surfaces to create an inviting setting. Once inside large pendant light installations exquisite decor and a cool color palette take over. One can’t help but notice an unmistakable Asian style indoors as stylish wooden accents offer the necessary textural contrast.
With a solar chimney reducing the use of both heating and cooling systems energy bills of this ingenious house are a lot less when compared to other conventional homes. A large living room modern kitchen and dining space are housed alongside a private bedroom that offers direct access to the courtyard.