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.
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.
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.
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.
When brilliant architecture meets a breathtaking natural landscape the result is often a dream home that not only offers you a window into an exotic and relaxing world but also creates a dwelling that seems like an extension of the scenery that surrounds it.
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!
The ocean is literally a stone’s throw away from this ravishing terrace even as the living area below also features a more modest balcony with equally impressive views. The open plan living area with a kitchen and dining space promises the very best in terms of luxury as the homeowners invested $6 million recently to give the interior a world-class upgrade.