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.
There was a time when bold color was hip and flowery patterns all the rage. Then came the 90’s that brought along with them the much-loved cubicle and modern design that relied largely on simple straight lines along with colors like cream and beige.
If there is one design and decorating trend that seems to be catching on fast and only growing with each day then it is the expansive use of wood in homes and offices. The polished plastic surfaces of the 90’s seem to firmly be on the out as homeowners long for a sense of serenity and coziness.
When it comes to revamping old houses with a heritage façade and giving them a contemporary new makeover it is often the rear extension that comes to the rescue. The advantages of a smart modern extension that acts as an interface between the interior and the backyard go beyond the obvious. For starters this allows architects to work within existing building norms and to preserve the classic appeal of traditional homes without sacrificing on functionality.
The street façade of this polished contemporary home sets itself apart from others thanks to a gorgeous brick wall and design that seems to combine contrasting textures with ease. It is this bold and yet seamless blend of different elements that resonates throughout the house making it both inviting and inimitable.
Folding doors with wooden slats on the top level further the allow the homeowners to switch between ample privacy and controlled views with ease even as the small gardens on the lower level create a cheerful and refreshing atmosphere indoors. An open living area with an unassuming contemporary style and neutral color scheme welcome you indoors.
Designed by OOOOX this Czech apartment firmly avoids the use of bold colors as it only uses white and gray along with smart wooden accents and architectural features that anchor and delineate spaces. The living room floor plan is simple and uncomplicated with the kitchen and dining area finding space next to the living zone with ease. A large sectional in gray shares space along with the breakfast bar and the kitchen island of sorts even as metallic rods help shape a beautiful and unique open shelf that instantly steals the spotlight!