Other than the mid 20th century Broadway musical and film what comes to mind when you hear the words “?” For most these two words invoke a deep longing for a several week holiday in paradise. Indeed the South Pacific is home to some of the most picturesque and popular vacation spots in the world including. These islands boast cloudless skies power-like sand and crystal clear waters full of tropical fish. In fact the South Pacific brings in tourists from around the globe all year long.
The living and dining spaces were remodeled with the modern approach of blending the experience of indoor and outdoor space. Views of the outside accompany pretty much every step throughout the house. The second floor contains a “Park Room” which takes advantage of the wonderful location by the central park a permeable airy glazed space joining indoor and outdoor under a slightly cantilevered wooden-clad inclined roof an addition with a subtropical holiday feel.
And the nestled in Stavanger Norway promises refreshing sights and sounds of the fjord it overlooks with floor-to-ceiling glass windows being employed generously in the top level. Brought to life by Oslo-based studio Element Arkitekter AS the home overlooks a beautiful landscape and with the new design that it has acquired one gets the thrilling feeling of living on the edge of a cliff. The house was initially built in 1969 but had plenty of structural flaws and was inconvenient to live in and it was Element who revamped it on a large scale to create the current home.
This soft contemporary home in California strikes that essential poise between form and functionality. While modern in both design and outlook the home is not uber-futuristic and does not use excessively sleek design both on the inside and on the outside.
One of the most distinctive and impressive aspects about the home is the excessive use of both glass and wood while concrete and stone seem to make their presence felt. The flooring on the interior and even the walls are clad in a coating of wood and all of it looks classy and elegant. The exterior uses a smooth and simple box-shaped design which seems to be the silhouette of choice in case of most present-day structures.
Terraces and infinity pools that offer stunning panoramic views are all the rave and be it a view of the ocean and white sands or the sun rising from the city skyline providing unobstructed views is the latest challenge for modern architects.
The modern AA House is located in Barcelona and seems from an aerial view to be a cluster of triangular prisms and pyramids. It was designed by OAB as a house made up from connected pavilions posed in a simple and beautiful geometry. The many inclined roofs of the pavilions fold in different directions like origami all in white.