Posts Tagged ‘traditional style’
Stuart Silk Architects Company has developed a project of contemporary country house Lopez Island in Washington State. The area of residence is 1,300 square feet and it represents a classic holiday retreat from the city bustle but has quite modern look. The house is not big, so there are only a living room combined with kitchen and two small bedrooms with bathrooms. In the project only simple materials were used such as metal siding, glass, concrete blocks. On the one hand the facade provides a stunning view of the wildlife and the lake. The choice of materials and construction methods emphasize efficiency, low maintenance and energy conservation – principles that formed the basis of the project. The interiors are decorated in the style of comfort and cozy country house.
The idea of using straw in construction can’t be called modern. Nowadays, natural building materials are quite expensive, so houses in the ancient style are often the epitome of wealth and good taste. Dutch architect Arjen Reas has completed an unusual project called the “Living on the Edge”. Exterior of the house looks very interesting due to thatched roof, stones and a clay plaster. Simple forms and classic profile from old farm houses were also borrowed from ancestors. The interior is very stylish, bright and modern, and provides the comfort as well as standards of efficiency.