Concrete walls wooden slats and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass walls usual air of modernity. Natural ventilation and unassuming décor fashion a smart living environment where orthogonal geometry defines overall space.
The double height central zone leads the way towards the kitchen library and living zone where Nordic design and smart storage solutions hold sway. A dark stairway with built-in storage leads to the attic above which holds a serene and secluded relaxation and reading zone.
A modern home with Scandinavian style and a dark exterior that helps keep the interior warm in chilly winter months; in Oslo maximizes space in its own unique way. Designed by Austigard Arkitektur this minimal residence is draped in wood with black or white pigmented beech veneer covering most of the rooms.
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.
Each of the homes might seem identical on the outside but step in and you notice the subtle variations in the floorplan wherever needed to make the most of the views on offer. Community living concept is coupled with privacy and healthy living at these Hong Kong homes.
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!
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.
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.