It is barely any wonder then that the owner of this sophisticated contemporary home in Hong Kong wanted his dream machine to be the focus of a pristine white interior. Designed by Millimeter Interior Design has a transparent garage that ends up being the showstopper of its polished and cheerful setting. Beyond the car and the garage it is a world full of white and glass.
This reduced visual fragmentation even while keeping parts of the exposed brick wall sections intact. A flood of natural light also accentuates the lightness and cheerful appeal indoors while a large wooden pantry with shelving and a dark black bookshelf along with the entertainment unit offer the necessary contrast.
Terrain plays a big part in defining the overall silhouette of the house and with the Little Big house on the slopes of Mount Wellington; it is the landscape that plays the most pivotal role in home design.
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.
There are times when you need to find that ideal balance between modernity and vernacular design and occasions when you can overload on the former while ignoring the latter. The owners of were keen on incorporating the unique identity of the city of while ensuring that contemporary ergonomics and comfort were never sacrificed.
A DLM Architects design the house does all it can to leave the already present and extensive root system on the lot as undisturbed as possible. Working around the environmental contains and maximizing solar gain along with natural light the house is a masterpiece in eco-friendly architecture.
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.
This inimitable approach to textural contrast and design is carried indoors with smooth Venetian finishes standing next to custom ribbed walls in an effortless manner. Natural light and a neutral color scheme anchored in white bring a cheerful and contemporary appeal even as a lovely wooden deck and green wall complete the outdoor retreat.