The structure of seems to be inspired by the petals of a flower as its four distinct wings spread out in different directions making the most of the available space. This also creates a spacious central zone with a sculptural staircase connecting the front and the back wings of the home nestled on split levels.
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!
It is barely a surprise then that eco-conscious and style-savvy homeowners are increasingly turning to additions and extensions to give their old period homes a rejuvenating contemporary appeal.
Designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects the dark exterior of the house has a distinct contemporary vibe and yet allows it to disappear into the densely forested backdrop as the day wears on.
Nestled in the suburb of Australia this fabulous and striking Victorian home extension and refurbishment treads a similar path as Robson Rak turn an aged and dark interior into a refreshing relaxing and energized setting.
The traditional image of a ski chalet is being quickly revamped in modern times with designers moving away from the mundane. This beautiful little weekend chalet on the snow-covered slopes of Quebec is draped in dark stained white cedar siding and sits on cedar columns giving it a breezy contemporary appeal. Built for a family with kids the weekend escape was designed by and of Studio robitaille.curtis keeping in mind the landscape on which it sits and the view on offer.
The first floor of the existing house holds two bedrooms and a bathroom while the distinct timber box sitting atop the new extension contains the master suite. Uncomplicated in its approach and cheerful this smart residence feels like a bridge between two contrasting eras.