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.
The pool house was crafted with the picture-perfect landscape that surrounds it in mind and its large sliding glass doors ensure that the line between the interior and the world outside is almost non-existent.
Creating an intricate series of pathways corridors and courtyards it is the interaction between these two distinct zones that shapes the ambiance of the. A simple garden and a porch-style atrium lead you to the glass foyer that contains the entrance to both the stone- and cedar-clad wings of the home.
The two materials present a lovely contrast visually while bringing a touch of rustic beauty to an otherwise elegant modern residence. The two distinct wings form an L-shaped structure that is completely closed towards the street and opens up in an unabated fashion towards the rear using large sliding glass doors.
Reclaimed wood is used throughout the home to minimize wastage of materials and the cozy home also keeps its carbon footprint to a bare minimum. From an aesthetic viewpoint the exquisite blend of textures unassuming décor and the woodsy charm of rustic style give this transformed barn home an inviting and curated ambiance.
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.
While the cedar section contains the guest rooms and the courtyards the structure clad in stone holds the living areas and a unique art collection. Combining the essence of the panoramic rustic scenery around it with a distinct contemporary vibe this charming residence offers the best of both worlds!