Working within constraints of rigid bushfire safety norms along with the very specific demands of the clients Field Office Architecture managed to craft a masterpiece on the side of Mount Macedon! Dubbed this unique and striking contemporary home combines smart architecture with eco-sensitive design to fashion a living environment that is both relaxing and captivating. To minimize impact on the lot and to give those inside a wonderful view of the bushland and beyond the residence sits partially on stilts and has a cantilevered façade.
Set on a picturesque dune strip and sitting on the edge of marsh that stretches into the this gorgeous beach house designed by Hariri & Hariri Architecture showcases this fine balance to perfection. With a concrete lower half that offers stability and a top volume that is engulfed in wood the is both sculptural and practical in its form.
Sliding barn doors large glass windows a metallic frame and woodsy interior usher in plenty of textural beauty even as a steel footbridge and the open deck create a stunning vantage point. Exposed beams crafted using recycled material locally-sourced supplies a 3.5kW photovoltaic panel top-notch insulation and LED lighting combing to ensure that the unique Colorado home is as eco-friendly as possible.
The street façade of the home reveals little as its gray exterior promises complete privacy. A vibrant door in orange enlivens the entrance and as you step in you will notice that the home opens up towards the rear garden with a sweeping and cheerful interior.
Smart architecture is all about adapting to the landscape even while flawlessly serving the needs of those residing within a structure. It is a delicate balance that is enhanced by elegant aesthetics and contemporary overtones.
If spending more time outdoors than inside the confines of your home is your thing then you are bound to instantly fall in love with the exceptionally charming in Mexico. More like a boutique luxury resort than a conventional contemporary home this majestic and relaxing Mexican home was designed by Despacho Arquitectos HV to give its residents a luxurious and tranquil getaway that is draped in nature’s goodness. Step beyond the compound wall that is adorned by creepers and accentuated by flowery plants and you enter a green nirvana that feels both lavish and classic.
One enter the top wooden level of the floor on street level and instantly notices the charm of Cape Cod and the surrounding landscape becoming a part of the overall design. With its unique silhouette the house seems striking and yet surprisingly non-intrusive even as the top level master suite and guest suites offer amazing view of the Bay area and beyond. A glass walkway connects these two wings with the lower level housing the stylish living space large kitchen dining and other public zones.