This modern bright residence was designed by Italian architect Simone Micheli for himself and his family in Florence, Italy. The concept features the principle of modern luxury that symbolizes freedom and movement. According to the architect, the interior does not have to shout about wealth, but only to share your story and reflect your inner world. The residence is made using up to 90% environmentally friendly materials. A dynamic, fresh and very bright, it is perfect for city life. Moreover, the perception of interior changes, knowing that the house was built in 1800 and the original bare walls were retained and only painted in white to become part of modern history. But many juicy accents so magnificently play up the transition from antiquity and tradition to a new and dynamic lifestyle.
This project is the transformation of an old grocery warehouse built in the 19th century into a modern two-story residence. Despite the small area (80 square meters), this house is quite spacious thanks to careful planning attention. The plot is sloping and the difference in level is 1.7 meters. This fact was taken as a basis for living room design, which occupies two floors at once. The bookshelf there, stretched along the entire length – from floor to ceiling, will surely attract your attention. The kitchen is located on half level above the living room. The bedroom and bathroom are provided on the top floor. All rooms are decorated in a perfectly white color, and designer furniture and accessories are presented in black tones. The only exception is a ladder, which is blacker than black, but it seems you see a light at the end of the tunnel. The authors of the project were Ian Moore Architects.
Andres Remy Arquitectos company has designed Carrara House in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The area of the mansion is 660 sq.m. and it is characterized by plenty of panoramic windows and a light marble finish. Together with high ceilings the designers achieved an effect of absolute openness. The water became the second important element of design. Outside we can see a pool and small pond, while waterfall greets us at the entrance. Some bright details in mostly white interior make the house more welcoming and cozy. Carrara House is so perfectly balanced that could be easily called a dream home.
Design Studio Jaime Rendon Arquitectos has completed a project of Sereno House on the outskirts of Medellin, Colombia. The mansion is situated at a height of 2.150 meters above sea level and it’s famous for its outstanding nature surrounded by forests and valleys. The house consists of two units. The white concrete one includes the social area, guest bedroom and office space, while the black stone block offers the master bedroom and office. The residence also features courtyard where family and friends could relax close to nature and panoramic windows of living area provide breathtaking views of the city below.
The designers from Gary Gladwish Architecture have completed a draft of Eagle Ridge, a house in Washington. The site is located on a hill in a wooded area overlooking the lake, and the house is fully meet lifestyle of the owner and it is a dream come true for her. The open plan, a simple design, harmony with nature – these were the basic wishes of the client. The island and the forest were the main sources of inspiration, so each point of residence provides a magnificent view. As a result, the mansion feature united kitchen, dining room and living room, as well as a bedroom, office, art studio and a small warehouse. Wood and steel were used as the main materials, and even moss and rocks from the outside world became the part of the residence. Windows and glass doors can be opened, turning the living room into a cozy place to rest in the forest.
The designers’ company Morris Sato Studio has completed YN-13 House. Located in Shelter Island, New York, the mansion occupies an area of 6000 sq. and consists of three separate buildings: a residential unit, guest house and garage. The exterior was inspired by Japanese style, the bleached vertical battens and cedar siding of the main and ancillary volumes’ of the guesthouse and garage merge with the terne-coated stainless steel roofing to form a unified textured appearance between the walls and the roof. The interiors are very light, modern and quit minimalistic. The residence is also characterized by open floor plans. Terraces and balconies are equipped for the rest, and even from the second floor you can enjoy the ocean view.
Cooper Joseph Studio from New York has created a renovation project of Sonoma Residence. Located on a hill overlooking the vineyards of Sonoma, California, mansion occupies 205 sq.m. and features an open plan with two bedrooms, spacious living and dining area as well as outdoor swimming pool. Restoration works and new design brought new life into the house, completely transformed the appearance of the mansion. The owners of the residence are two scientists involved in a number of agricultural projects such as the cultivation of olive trees and olive oil production, breeding of bees and honey production. They wanted the house to blend well with nature and have wonderful views. The important point was the use of wood, so the interior design is decorated with oak. In general, the residence combines the spirit of a country house with touch of modernity and urban life.
The company CR2 Arquitetos in collaboration with FGMF Architects presented this interesting project of 4 × 30 House located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 4 × 30m is the size of the site where the architects was going to create a comfortable residence. The main goal was to provide the necessary level of lighting and ventilation, that’s why it was decided to design a courtyard with garden. Two residential blocks of different sizes are connected by bridges. In larger one living room and kitchen are situated on the ground floor and bedrooms are placed upstairs. The second block is of secondary importance, there is an office and business premises. The interior of the house is fully represented by floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass walls that emphasizes the integration of indoor and outdoor.
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