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 clients wanted a home that was secure as the lot enjoys twin access points; one from the front and one from the rear street. Combining a sense of spaciousness and freedom with privacy and security the new home is spread across two different levels with the lower floor containing the open plan living area kitchen and dining and the top level holding the bedrooms and other private zones. The double-height living area drives away any feeling of ‘lack of space’ with a brightly colored orange couch at the heart of it all.
But the in takes an entirely different approach to its design with a more energy-efficient and eco-friendly set of apartments that are LEED platinum certified and perfect for the eco-conscious homeowner.
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.
Most modern apartment structures not only feel sterile and boring but are often viewed as buildings that impact the urban landscape in a negative fashion by wasting vast energy resources and leaving a huge carbon footprint.
Then there is the benefit of finding parking space under the cantilevered top level or; or a sheltered outdoor hangout at the very least. Nestled on an already elevated lot in Centinela Hill in Matanzas the in aims to capture the view of distant village of La Boca.
A small and traditional home in need of a modern makeover is a situation that we come across on a pretty regular basis. Nestled in the suburbs of Sydney this federation semi-detached cottage residence was given a quick makeover with a brand new addition in the rear by Amrish Maharaj Architect expanding the available space and also creating fresher more modern living environment.
A Thorp Design creation the new interior of this seemingly regal house is all about blending the old and the new in a balanced and refreshingly innovative fashion. The result is impressive in the way it makes an otherwise overwhelmingly lavish setting seem cozy and even ‘private’.