It was Lane Williams Architects who transformed this 1960s midcentury home into a contemporary family residence by expanding the living area adding an additional bedroom and breaking up the visual of dark Western Red Cedar in the living area with a white-painted drywall.
The open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!
We are always looking for ways to add some spunk to our home enliven those contemporary interiors and give each room a distinct personality and identity of its own. This delightful and energetic home in Yucatan Mexico offers some colorful and charming options in this regard as it uses a diverse array of tiles to breathe life into a neutral living space while inviting a hint of natural goodness indoors! Designed by H.
Nestled on the side of the steep hill in Queensland and overlooking the distant Gold Coast skyline and the Pacific Ocean it is the view on offer that defined the modern transformation of this Aussie home. Luxury was intertwined with smart ventilation systems to achieve a balance between comfort privacy and spectacular views!
An array of 72 photovoltaic panels on the roof brings home plenty of green energy and once again the orientation of the home and the slope of the roof help in maximizing the output of solar energy. Open living areas cozy bedrooms and a curated outdoor living zone complete this nifty residence where architecture ventures way beyond mere aesthetics.
Not only does this save up on energy bills but keeps the carbon footprint of an already squeaky clean home down to a bare minimum. A neutral color scheme indoors and unabated views of Collserola mount complete this lovely green home.
Large glass windows not only bring in plenty of light but also help in keeping the home warm during the chilly winter months. The orientation of the home is such that the house benefits from extra sunlight during the colder months while it is protected from the harsh desert heat during the summer. This passive cooling and heating technique also cuts out reliance on artificial temperature control systems.