Opening up towards the garden the new living area also contains a cutting-edge kitchen in white and a large dining room. An exquisite brick fireplace becomes the focal point of this open trendy family zone while reclaimed wood from old flooring now adorns the walls. With new concrete flooring creating a more contemporary backdrop the breezy extension becomes the heart of the residence.
Designed by Esquadra|Yi the expansive home has a breezy casual ambiance with the single-level front building holding the living areas and other service spaces. This open and elegant living space opens up towards the pool deck thanks to large sliding glass doors creating a flowing interaction between the interior and the courtyard.
Moving away from the mundane and reversing the traditional floor plan in Belgium offers a great balance between a unique underground home and a pleasant dwelling with a view of the world around it.
The shape ‘T’ is repeated throughout the house starting from the shade next to the swimming pool (caused by the home) to the aerial view of the residence itself. But the real showstopper here is the way in which polished cement morphs into everything ranging from an alfresco dining table kitchen islands and dining room benches to relaxing daybeds and even a fabulous full-sized bed in the master suite.
A home in ecological paradise does sound like an enticing option that offers a rare window into the amazing sights and sounds of the natural world. But building a home on the edge of Niagara escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – is not the easiest of tasks because of the many restrictions that come with such a sensitive site rich in flora and fauna.
Buckling this trend and creating a relaxing and comfy oasis in the busy inner suburb of in Brisbane Australia is the cheerful and dashing designed by Joe Adsett Architects. The entrance to the house is concealed by natural greenery even as the street façade of the residence combines flowing form with complete privacy.
Adaptive reuse of old structures and modern renovation of tired and dreary old homes are not only cost-effective options that reduce housing costs they also help the planet by maximizing resources and reducing waste.