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.
Two different terraces in the house extend the living area outdoors with ease even as local pine wood is used extensively throughout the building. Large glass walls and V-shaped pillars that support the cantilevered building usher in some much needed contrast to this warm and inviting space.
The curved design of the complex also helps create a private courtyard and space for common areas that include outdoor recreation zones and dining spaces. Solar panels on the roof also provide more than 50 percent of the hot water used in the building and with neutral white and light-filled interiors every home here feels like a relaxing and cozy refuge!
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.
Much of the ground floor and its social zones were crafted using the input of the teenage twins and how they wanted to host friends and family. A lovely deck and pool outside add to the relaxing ambiance even as a series of sheltered decks extend the living area outside.
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.
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.
A flood of natural light and a neutral backdrop add to the newfound sense of spaciousness with the bedrooms study and other private areas sitting at the front. For many of us 7 meters of space does not seem like much. But there are townhouses across the globe that work with far less in terms of the width available to them.