The name Malibu invokes images of beautiful beaches plenty of sunshine high-end oceanfront property and of course the endless line of Celebs that seem to constantly move in and out of the famous coastal strip.
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!
Designed by Kevin B Howard Architects the house sits on a lot that contains watershed patterns and the challenge of working the home around these without impeding them determined the desert dwelling’s overall silhouette. The beautiful combines scenic views with a cool indoor-outdoor interplay and an array of sustainable features in a seemingly effortless manner.
Finding innovative ways to craft a contemporary home that makes most of the landscape around it and gives its denizens the very best in terms of a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay is increasingly becoming the preferred choice among homeowners.
Practical stylish and a trendsetter in its own right – the Tribeca loft is a template that has been copied and repeated almost religiously across the world. It is a fusion of aesthetics and functionality that is largely defined by a rich industrial past and the creative genius of artists designers and architects.
Much like the brilliant indoor garden a wall of tiles next to the staircase ends up being a showstopper and this eclectic collection of colorful tiles is repeated in the courtyard and bathroom to give a sense of continuity and cohesion. This dazzling collage was crafted by the designer by bringing together the various tiles used by him in other projects an effort that cuts back on cost and unnecessary wastage of materials.
With a design that incorporates passive heating and cooling techniques top-notch insulation custom LED lighting and a gray water management system the house also aims to keep its carbon footprint as low as possible.