Wooden cabinets and wonderful fireplaces add contrast and warmth to an interior that otherwise is homogenous. A nifty staircase connects the lower living area with the bedrooms on the top level even as the spa zone next to the deck completes a modern home that is understated and exquisite.
This was crafted by MAPA offers an idyllic refuge for its denizens as it sits on a countryside-beach lot in Uruguay. Bringing together the charm of open fields and a beautiful lagoon with the breezy freshness of the sea the small prefab is all about functionality ahead of form.
Is all about going green in more ways than one. It all starts with a floor plan that places emphasis on an uncluttered open look allowing light to freely flow from one level to another. Add to this smart design that reduces reliance on heating and cooling systems and you have an absolute gem of a home!
Designed by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos the home features an interior that is completely hidden from the world outside. Yet the rear part of the house opens up toward the garden and pool area with a cantilevered bedroom section providing shade for the outdoor living space below.
Is a project that demanded all of these qualities as this brown brick cottage from the 1800s was in need of an elegant and urgent modern makeover. It is the creative folks from extrArchitecture who accomplished this as they completely transformed the classic London home on the inside even while keeping the street façade largely intact.
Brick exposed concrete rebar and metal oxide give the interior a cozy inviting appeal despite creating a color palette that transports you to an ancient Iranian-style setting. Yet modern industrial elements and a loft-style floor plan ensure that there is a fine balance between the past and the present.
The fabulous in Canada is pretty similar to this popular template as it stands on a limestone lot next to Lake Winnipeg. Designed by DIN Projects the metal base of the cabin is anchored deep into the limestone below to ensure stability even as the use of recycled gas pipes for this base gives the cabin an industrial sheen.