American architect Pierre Koenig is nothing short of a legend in the world of midcentury modern architecture and design. His iconic Case Study House #22 defied conventions defined trends and even today manages to turn heads of home design enthusiasts across the globe. Its open form breathtaking pool area that offers magical views and stunning simplicity set the tone for a style that LA quickly fell in love with. Considering this iconic status redesigning one of the homes that he crafted is a challenging task indeed. But Robert Sweet accomplished this with refined flair as they transformed the that was originally built in 1966.
Concrete plays a pivotal role in shaping the house and giving it a refined industrial style even as a cedar-clad accent wall offers visual contrast and inviting warmth. A spiral staircase leads to the top level that holds the kids’ rooms on one side and the master suite on the other connected by a concrete and glass bridge.
With a gabled roof the interior seems both spacious and cheerful and the light wooden tones of the ceiling and the walls add to the breezy summer charm. Large windows bring in both the panoramic views and ample light while smart pendants in white tend to melt away into the backdrop.
There are only a handful of accommodations in the world where you can see fishes swimming past your window and Tanzania’s Manta Resort is one of these rare treasures. This remote getaway is almost like its own waterborne island with the chance to indulge in three separate experiences of the ocean: an underwater suite a sea-level deck and an elevated roof terrace that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.
It is always wonderful to see designers and architects come up with a unique blend of existing styles to create exciting new styles that have a personality of their own. Located on a picturesque lot in California the is a captivating holiday home designed by JUTE that showcases a style of its own.
Décor is kept simple and unassuming and color is kept to a minimum since the existing brick walls and dark framed glass windows add plenty of character to the setting. Set in the heart of Fitzroy this warehouse conversion showcases interiors that are bold classy and a fusion of several fascinating design elements – a unique retreat for the modern urban family.
The structure of the house offers shade to the outdoor lounge and the barbecue spot while the section of the home containing bedrooms adds to the visual of the rear garden. Concrete wood and glass shape this unique Brazilian home where the homeowners find themselves spending more time outdoors than inside