Designed by SeARCH the overall form of Chalet Anzère was inspired by traditional chalet design and construction in this part of Switzerland. Unlike more contemporary and commercial structures with multiple gables the design of this magical modern home is far more ergonomic and suited to the local weather. A garage towards the back of the home offers entry into the fabulous abode with an elevator carved into the mountain connecting its three different levels.
There is nothing quite like the image of the majestic alps in the backdrop snow-clad ski slopes a relaxing chalet with cozy ambiance and a fun-filled holiday to cheer you up this time of the year. It is this promise of a ‘perfect vacation’ that often keeps us going during the long hard days for the rest of the year!
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.
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.
With a stylish dining space and a fabulous modern coastal-style kitchen the living area is both easy on the eyes and practical in design. An outdoor deck and hangout extend the living room with the smart bedrooms and bathrooms also embracing the coastal charm.
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.
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.