Posts Tagged ‘contemporary house’
Apiacás Arquitetos studio has completed the Juranda House, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. On the narrow urban plot with dimensions of 6 x 24 m the house is straightened up. The total area of residence is 150 sq.m. The terrain has led to differences in the levels from the road and back yard, so the building was distributed over half levels, separated by a three storey void which contains the staircase access to the floors. The main goal of the architects was to make the house as spacious and open as possible. It was achieved due to the glass facade and an open plan. The absence of a clear division of the floors gives the impression of one large room. But in fact the house is very functional. On the first floor there is a living room, dining room and kitchen. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, office and terrace are placed on the upper floors.
Scott Edwards Architects has completed the project of Hotchkiss Residence located in Vancouver, Washington. The mansion was designed for a retired couple, who have lived there for over 40 years and it is time to renovate their former home. The new residence has an area of 185 sq.m. and simple classic design, like the owners wished. A large overhang creates a dynamic outdoor living room and creates enough overhang to shield the harsh rays of the sun from penetrating the interior of the home. Radiant floor heating, exposed wood structure and walnut cabinetry create a contemporary, yet warm home.