Glass brick and wood are used with great balance precision and captivating finesse inside this loft home that still stays true to the principles of traditional Ukrainian architecture. A glass wall with a dark metal frame separates the bedroom from the living area of the bachelor pad and a flowing brick wall makes its presence felt in every area of the home.
Accomplishing precisely this with color and class Ganna Design turned a 30-year old house in Taiwan into a gorgeous and engaging modern home. Inspired by those multi-colored windows that one sees in churches and the choices of the homeowner’s two little daughters there is no shortage of vibrant richness inside.
Inspired both by the architectural roots of the house and contemporary trends the new structure aims to bring together the present and the past in a cheerful and seamless fashion. A private entry through the courtyard leads to the main living area even while leading you through a lovely reflecting pool that is connected with the swimming pool. The use of large retractable glass doors ensures that every room in the house is visually connected with the courtyard and the outdoor lounge. If you have seen the timeless design of Case Study House #22 you will quickly notice the inevitable parallels!
The staircase is often viewed as just a functional addition and few homeowners really pay attention to the aesthetic style it delivers. Fewer actually turn the stairway into the focal point of the sparkling modern home and let it define the ambiance of the interior. Accomplishing this with refined contemporary panache is the lovely South designed by Mitsuori Architects and this stunning abode places emphasis on a posh multi-zone family setting. The double-story terrace house was revamped and refurbished to bring in a trendier look and its sculpted timber stairs end up being the showstopper!
This tranquil floating home may just be a concept but we hope that Singapore-based architect Dymitr Malcewcan brings his vision to life soon. We can certainly picture ourselves taking advantage of its giant glass walls open concept kitchen and living room and out-of-this-world roof terrace.