Then check out the in designed by Perretta Arquitectura. It has an undeniably elegant form and achieves this by putting together horizontal concrete planes and unobstructed glass walls. It feels all too simple and yet wows you instantly; the blend of textures the intersecting planes and the simple straight lines!
At its heart is a double height dining area / social and activity zone with a large wooden tale. The 1.5 x 3.0 m table provides plenty of desk space for everyone in the family and becomes the heart and soul of the refreshing interior.
Bright metallics and marble come in as bold accents throughout the house while a double-height living area full of natural light neutral color palette and stylish modern décor keep the atmosphere relaxed and informal. Passive thermal cooling techniques a roof garden and subterranean tank add a green tinge to this classy concrete residence.
Unsparingly the solution came in the form of a first floor extension that ventures into the backyard and provides shade for the lower level. The new upper level with its vertical batten cladding and steel frame around the windows gives the rear façade a distinct identity even while creating an efficient and cheerful interior.
One of the immediate highlights of the interior that one notices is the split-level living area and the way its vast double-height presence becomes the overwhelming factor that shapes the house.
As is the convention with most modern homes the street façade of the house carefully conceals all the secrets that lay within. It is the rear façade that opens up towards the garden pool and the distant views.
The common areas outdoor gardens and walkways between the two structures serve a space for relaxation while the new interior makes up in style for what it lacks in sheer volume.
Yet it is the backbone of every modern city. It helps architects shape those stunning skyscrapers without any hassle and can morph into a wide range of forms with ease. But there are occasions when homes celebrate the raw unadulterated and untamed beauty of concrete with all its niggles and flaws. The in the small seaside town of Torquay is one such contemporary masterpiece.