A series of skylights courtyards and gardens along with the photovoltaic panels ensure that the home has a minimal carbon footprint by cutting down its dependence on artificial energy. Built to last the test of time a tight budget and time constraint forced the architects to come up with innovative solutions that cut back both on construction time and cost. The structure of the house itself acts as a pergola for the outdoor dining and barbeque area even as the garden and the small pool become an extension of the interior.
The wooden staircase acts as a spatial feature by separating the kids’ wing of the home from the adult bedroom on the top level while adding sculptural beauty to the open living area on the ground floor. The stairwell also brings natural light to the basement level and acts as a common connecting thread between the various floors.
Designed by Juan Pablo Ribadeneira Mora the home’s distinct façade sets it apart from its neighbors as the double-story porch for the two top-level duplex apartments gives the structure an inviting green tinge. Making the most of the views on offer while planning for adequate privacy the performs a delicate balancing act.
Dubbed the elegant private residence is as breezy on the inside as its façade suggests with white being the color of choice. A neutral color scheme coupled with a flood of natural light creates this refreshing vibe which is accentuated by the wonderful indoor bamboo garden.
Despite its contemporary appeal great care was taken during the construction of the house to ensure that it fit in with the landscape and its natural beauty. Elements such as natural stone and cement blocks only help in accentuating this connection between the modern and the traditional local architectural elements to offer the best of both worlds.
While the outline of the house borrows inspiration from the plot it sits on and aims to make the most of the limited space on offer on the inside it is the dramatic spiral staircase structure that demands your attention instantly.
Nestled in a quiet little neighborhood of Germany this timber-clad home of a local dairy farmer was revamped by adding a dashing modern structure that bridges the gap between the interior and the outdoors. Designed by Woltereck Fitzner Architekten Bda the pavilion-style extension gives the classic home a modern escape!