Small tiki figures or patterns are iconic of the South Pacific and will undoubtedly add a special touch to your home design as will furniture or floor mats made of rattan. Add a few potted palms and a strong beverage served in a hollow coconut and you may begin to feel on a permanent vacation.
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.
The stand out structure of the entire design is the large metal wall made out of painted aluminum that not only adds to the beauty and the balance of the home but also provides privacy by visually shielding the interiors from the wanderers’ eyes outside. The tasteful glazed flooring and the pool offer perfectly reflective surfaces and give the home a more spacious feel.
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 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.
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.
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.