A stone walkway leads to the entrance of the house and wooden cladding gives the street façade a warm inviting look without moving away from vernacular architectural influences. On the inside it is white that is the predominant color and a balance between natural ventilation and ideal insulation is achieved using special windows.
A challenging site often produces the most spectacular of homes and ‘taking off’ from the edge of a mountain in Spain; Where epitomizes this in grand fashion. Designed by GRAS arquitectos and overlooking Mallorca from its amazing vantage point this mesmerizing contemporary homme steals the show with a first level that seems to precariously extend outwards.
The house is also now easier to maintain far more energy efficient far less dependent on artificial heating and cooling devices and also features a small rear deck and a lovely garden.
Nestled in an area renowned for cross-country skiing finds an exquisite balance between modern minimalism and classic Scandinavian design. Designed by Aslak Haanshuus Arkitekter the cabin is made of 12 triangular planes and its sheltered L-shaped ends keep the interior toasty warm!
It is wooden flooring that gives warmth to the stoic interior while glass walls allow for free passage of natural light. The first signs of color come in the form the lush green tree at the heart of the courtyard filled with river stones and concrete stepping stones.
If you are an avid auto enthusiast and you have a breathtakingly beautiful Lamborghini in white sitting around the natural inclination is to showcase it with a touch of pomp. (That is besides putting foot to pedal and letting it race ahead!)
Locally sourced natural stone reclaimed brick limestone and bespoke steel elements combine to give the home a unique and exceptional appeal. The top level draped in wood and large glass doors sliding windows and walls create even greater textural contrast with a neutral color palette and warm lighting shaping an inviting setting.
This move towards big cities is even more prominent in the East with villages in countries like China and India facing the glowing problem of urban rush. Nestled in one such small suburban village of Beijing is the gorgeous – a home that was originally built in the 70’s and abandoned over the decades as its owners moved to the heart of Beijing.