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.
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.
The diagonals serve as a roof system that ungulates like an artificial topography creating skylights in some cases while in others situations rising up double the height of other rooftop peaks. At the base floor the program develops a direct relationship between the interior and exterior through the abundant use of glass-work trellises and sliding panels“. The green or white landscape floods in through large and long windows and the ceilings fold angular on the inside as well creating an extravagant accent throughout the house.
Islands throughout the South Pacific are also home to some of the most colorful tropical plants known to man such as the friendly Hibiscus multicolored Frangipani and unique red orange Heliconia. Choose floral prints using these particular flowers or utilize the colors as accents when creating your tropical haven.
This also promises plenty of natural light and freshness brought in by each new dawn and with a grand patio and refreshing pool there are plenty options to kick back and relax after a long day’s work. The high ceiling with a striking design not only gives the interiors a spacious look but also offers the home a regal touch.
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.
Comfortable cabins set in nature’s lap are indeed a great way to spend a memorable holiday and definitely help when it comes to escaping the hustle and the rush of the monotonous city life. And while traditionally the mental image of a cabin set in a lush green outback is of a structure clad and crafted out of wood the Swinomish Indian Reserve cabin breaks away from that trend. This dramatically distinct cabin has been clad largely in glass and pretty much looks like one giant ‘glass house’ which enables you to stay connected with nature at all times.