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.
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!
The old apple trees in the garden were left untouched with circular cut outs in the deck and in-floorLED lighting highlighting their presence. The entire project is a wonderful example or responsible renovation that is sensitive to a home’s rich past and current needs of its denizen!
Nestled in Pinheiros the designed by Vão offers another wonderful opportunity to observe creative minds pull this off without ever seeming to try too hard. The 50 square meter small apartment on the third floor of a modern building has been revamped and reorganized to absolute perfection!
The placement of the house makes it a perfect meteorological and solar observatory and offers a window into the rougher weather sitting in the heart of the mighty Andes. On the inside it is once again wood that takes over with color kept to a minimum.
The north facing living area now feels a lot more inviting and a snazzy wooden shelf with a splash of yellow separates the ergonomic kitchen from the dining area. The new volume differs from the original Victorian home both aesthetically and functionally and yet the revamped interior of the older welcomes its contemporary vibe.
It almost feels like the home is trying to fly off the edge of the mountain and the very sight of the fabulous infinity pool here leaves you amazed. With the city of below and the sea in the distance you feel liberated inside this minimal masterpiece.
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.