The key: turning to a semi-buried structure. The exceptional residence designed by OYO Architects has an open plan living area on the top level that sits just above ground while the private spaces are nestled underneath.
The distinct exterior of the home is achieved using and dark-anodized aluminum allowing the Pleated House to interact with the changing light and shadows that are caused by the forest that engulfs it. Add to it a gorgeous green roof and the connection between the forest and the house is complete!
Add to this the distinct presence of wide cedar board siding that is literally ‘stapled on’ using custom stainless steel clips and you have a home that does everything it can to ensure that the open living area is detached from the constant hustle and bustle outdoors.
Designed by Finney the charm of curved walls does not end there as the interior also offers a healthy dose of curvy masterpieces that celebrate the minimalism of the home while ushering in geometric contrast. White is the color of choice inside with the living area kitchen and dining room opening up towards the rear garden.
You can find everything that one normally comes to expect from Japanese design here as a neutral color scheme cleverly used shoji screens organic finishes and lantern-style lighting fill the space with inviting warmth. But what truly sets this home apart is the ‘Doma’ that wraps itself around the living area creating a wonderfully unique indoor-outdoor interplay.
Finding the balance between the right style functionality and smart utilization of space is often the biggest challenge when designing a modern home. Add to this the demands placed by unusually heavy snowfall and you need a structure that can withstand the rough weather while creating a relaxing contemporary living environment. N
Designed by Kobi Karp the abode would fit into the image of an ‘ideal dream home’ of almost anyone as its majestic interior leads towards a magical backyard that embraces the charm of life next to the ocean in a truly spectacular fashion. Add to this the presence of gently swaying palm trees and tropical greenery and you have a resort-style escape that leaves everyone mesmerized!