Here is another doozy by _naturehumaine. We were hired by a young couple to do a complete renovation of a house built by the clients grandfather, now housing its third generation of the same family. Their request was that we created something modern and bright. Due to the noisy street at the front of the house, the main living spaces were placed at the back facing north creating the challenge of bringing direct sunlight into these spaces. A double height light-well topped with a skylight, aids in bringing light to the centre of the house. On the ground floor, a wall of translucent sliding panels protects the living spaces from unwanted gazes from the street as well as acting as a vestibule in winter. A plywood handrail wraps around the stair and folds at the base becoming a long bench for the dining table. A simple pallet unifies the custom furniture around the house; folded steel plates, white wooden shelves, and russian plywood. I love the colour scheme – particularly the hints of yellow added throughout the ground floor.
More Pacific bure than your typical New Zealand bach this family beach house is perfect but definitely not precious. Kids flung on daybeds and stray sand underfoot, wet swimmers hung over railings and always someone grazing in the fridge. The soft hum of summer insects and memories of returning year after year to a special place. The family’s Whale Bay getaway. By Chesire Architects – with initial design undertaken while a director at Jasmax.
Perhaps I could cope with winters a little easier if I lived in a beautiful cabin-like home such as this one by Austrian architects Bernardo Bader. I would sit at a window and stare out at the mountains all day. While wrapped in faux furs and sipping some tea.
I just had to show one more shot by the amazing photographer Jeroen van der Spek. Love the kitchen. Love the shot!
Sitting solidly in the village of Morzine in the Rhône-Alpes region of France is an old wooden farmhouse from 1840. The renovation by Jérémie Koempgen Architecture and FUGA respects the history of the building while creating a modern luxury holiday villa. By piercing the wooden envelope light is allowed deep within. Like yesterday’s Yorkshire barn conversion the home is minimalist, its dark colour scheme referencing traditional dark interiors centred round the hearth. Soaring ceilings and hefty beams are balanced by the clean modern lines of the furniture and fittings.