A cantilevered house brings with it a unique set of advantages that homes on raised platforms just cannot offer. For starters you have a façade that is quite stunning and instantly grabs the attention of anyone walking past the home.
Designed by André Pihl to combine Nordic minimalism with modernity and plenty of warmth the lovely little escape offers all the comforts of a contemporary home and does so without going overboard. It offers a lesson in restrained sophistication with an interior that is clad entirely in white.
The 1950’s home now hosts a family with two teenage twins and its ageing structure could no longer meet the demands of their fast-paced life. The new interior completely moves away from the original as the additions and changes to the East Fremantle home turn the lower level into a vibrant and inviting social zone.
We often see homes where two or three different decorating styles are carefully and cleverly mixed with one another even while creating a lovely modern ambiance. But the in Thailand takes a different approach with the various sections of the house separated from one another to create a lovely central courtyard and a series of walkways.
The neutral backdrop allows light to spread throughout the residence evenly and shapes a cheerful setting with the sight of the ocean in the distance stealing the spotlight.
Precast concrete blocks and tiles paint the picture inside with wood being used for the series of raised platforms to combine a sense of minimalism with inviting warmth and a serene Asian style.
Features like energy-star rated refrigerators hoods and other kitchen appliances along with high-efficiency bathrooms smart energy-saving systems and recycling units combine to drastically cut down on the carbon emissions of this apartment complex.
Designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture each of the apartments has a ventilation system that reduces dependency on artificial heating and cooling while smart planning around the building keeps ambient temperature as constant as possible.