The design of a floating box with well-defined edges and perfect symmetry seems to be popular with designers across the globe as we are seeing homes with similar design take shape in most of Europe Latin America and the US. That does not mean that each of them stops adding their own individual touch as the in Sao Paulo Brazil showcases. While the home itself looks like a beautiful floating box cast in concrete and wood there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
Work of Dettling Architekten the in Germany assumes the rectangular design and with ample use of glass in the form of floor-to-ceiling glass windows in both the lower and upper levels a lavishly inviting pool and abundantly spacious interiors the home is truly a nugget of delight.
The eventual design of the home is a beautiful amalgamation of both well-defined lines borrowed from modern design merged with sporadic and stylish use of wood to create a minimalistic and spacious house. Glass and concrete have been used extensively and the shades have been largely kept neutral with white being the predominant color of choice. Wood has been cleverly used to form the frame of the floor-to-ceiling glass windows to provide a sense of balance.
Moving beyond the translucent front one sees the first floor which acts as the family living space while the second floor sports the bedrooms for the parents and offers refreshing views of Lake Zurich. Designed by Gus Wüstemann the home really uses glass beautifully and adequately t provide unobstructed terrace views along with a sophistication that is otherwise hard to find and emulate.
This combination of visual connectivity during day and complete security at night makes this structure located in Puget Sound Washington the ideal getaway. With unabated views of Hope Island Whidbey Island and even the iconic Olympic Mountains this is the perfect way to connect with nature and recharge your senses.