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.
A style like Scandinavian perfectly lends itself to green design because of its innate simplicity practicality and emphasis on the minimal aspect of design. This is precisely why APPAREIL architecture opted for a modern Nordic look as they revamped an old home in Montreal to create a sustainable elegant and energetic home that is full of cheer.
But that is not where the many eco-friendly traits of this house end. Every little element has been carefully put in place to enhance its overall ‘green quotient’ and absolutely nothing is random or coincidental. Large glass windows and sliding glass doors bring in plenty of natural light along with cleverly placed skylights even as the open lower-level living area charms with its cool sunken living room. With a dining area and kitchen that are equally relaxing and yet unassuming you have an interior where less is definitely more.
A wooden staircase connects the multiple levels of this smart cabin that is both easy on the eyes and on nature thanks to its minimal footprint. A perfect way to recapture the Holiday Season as you enjoy the last few weeks of winter ahead.
Designed by Angelique Buisson is one such smart chalet that combines modernity a sense of minimalism comfort and elegance even while staying true to the classic image of an alpine Chalet. With imposing mountains outside the window and a carpet of white the Holiday Season here is sure to be absolutely magical!
Despite these limitations turns out to be a stunning residence that blurs the line between the interior and the landscape around it even while creating a sense of privacy and modernity. At the core of this design are two simple rectangular volumes with the lower unit holding the living areas and the top block containing the private spaces.
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.