Designed to meet the demands of a family with a young child and a dog the modern-minimal interior had to be both refined and kid-friendly without seeming far too sterile or impersonal. This was accomplished using a combination of raw textures and wood along with a neutral backdrop and pops of bright color.
A box-like rear extension is connected to the garden and deck outside using large sliding glass doors even as the private spaces sit cozily on the top level. Nifty storage units hidden cabinets and efficient wardrobes in the bedrooms complete an alteration that is both pleasing and practical.
Crafting a low-energy modern home is all about getting the ‘bones’ of the house right and adding additional energy-efficient features that allow it to cut back on power consumption. This large home in Vienna Austria designed by Zoran Bodrozic is one such delight that seems to maintain an open inviting ambiance despite its eco-friendly credentials.
It is the first level that houses the living area along with the kitchen the dining space and the gorgeous garden while the half-sunken basement provides ample parking space a home office and service areas. The third and fourth levels hold the bedrooms and private spaces and also offer both textural and visual contrast with their wood screen and cantilevered form. Refreshing inviting and undoubtedly contemporary it is the box-like design and cubic form that win at House M.
But it is the unmistakable presence of the dark spiral staircase that instantly grabs your attention and soon you are left marveling at the ingenious accent wall behind it. Created using a large number of plates in blue and white the feature adds a touch of spark and style to an otherwise unassuming space.