To bring in ample natural light a large section of one of the external walls was replaced with a glass wall even as unnecessary internal partitions were removed to create a loft-like common space.
Modern renovations often bring forth the most interesting features in home design that otherwise would simply never become the focal point of an architectural conversation. Turning an old ground floor flat in Spain Arnau Vergés Tejero used a ‘carpet of concrete’ to link the various rooms of the visually.
This multi-level makeover improves the interior with a new living area dining room and kitchen on the lower level that open up towards the deck outside. A new upper level contains the bedrooms along with two bedrooms on the existing part of the ground floor.
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 building has its own little garden space which is shared with the original home a private entrance that is not connected with the main entryway and can be turned into a completely independent home down the line. A neutral color palette wooden accents and a splash of green turn this adaptable addition into a modern delight.
A collection of different materials gives the home plenty of visual and textural contrast with the confluence of stone wood concrete and glass. Features like the half red clay table and bespoke furniture that also doubles as room divider create an exceptional interior with each room flowing into the next.
The minimal façade of the designed by FBM Architecture- Interior Design hides a more open and inviting interior that completely embraces the natural scenery and the unabated ocean views in the rear. Having been built on a modest budget the house relies on wood glass and stone to shape a stylish setting that balances natural elegance with contemporary sophistication.
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.