Beyond the aesthetics the house does all it can to cut back on carbon footprint with solar panels that the power the house and geo heating and cooling system that cuts back reliance on conventional power even further. With a smart home control system and top-quality insulation the residence is a near zero-energy house that almost produces all the energy it consumes.
The family wing of Watermill House now floats above ground and its dramatic cantilevered form gives this family residence a distinct identity. Apart from this striking structure there are two other wings that make up the public spaces and the guest zones.
Its unmistakably minimal form relies on an effortless flow of spaces where the interior and the exterior become one – both visually and functionally. It is the pool and the central courtyard of the sweeping designed by Craig Steere Architects that steals the show and becomes the focal point of a living area and kitchen that doubles as spacious social zones.
A beautiful fireplace with a spot for the stacked firewood next to it and a large window seat that doubles as a tranquil reading nook complete the setting. Clad in concrete wood and steel there is plenty of textural contrast here with form following function closely. A perfect getaway that is both cozy and minimal!
It is barely a surprise then that this Aussie family wanted a similar functional kitchen that offered a gathering spot for everyone even while opening up towards the pool and deck outside. It is Dan Gayfer Design who transformed the by giving the house a new kitchen ensuite bathroom and cabinetry.
Beyond the fabulous home theater or the spacious home studio acoustics take a backseat to visual design almost everywhere else. But the takes an entirely different approach as its exterior overall form and unique curved wooden façade is shaped by a need to keep away urban noise. Designed by BC Estudio Architects this modern residence in sits on a lot that is close to a road with high traffic.
Home to a series of seven different modern apartments each slightly different from the other and offering something unique in Sweden is made up of two different buildings and a fabulous common courtyard. Blending in with the classic aesthetic of the calm neighborhood the street-facing building of L1 consists of five different split-level apartments while the second building houses two lovely three-story homes. All the individual units seem to flow into the courtyard even while enjoying a view of the large pool and deck – a perfect place for social interaction.