While the box-shaped look works well with the transparent glass look for the lower level the upper level seems more private and opens up to the back of the house with glass windows and offers lovely views along with an open terrace.
There is a fine balance between getting that perfect modern home which is both contemporary in design and comfortable to live in and one that is a bit too slick and modern and requires high maintenance. In case of small families and couples with kids it is as important to have a home that is practical and offers all the facilities that you need as it is to have one that suits your taste and appeals to your sense of aesthetics.
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.
Designed by ’s StudioMK27 the home is pretty much a perfect template for anyone who wishes to build a contemporary house that is both sophisticated and yet an absolute dream to live in. The Ipês house looks like a giant concrete block floating over a dreamy glass base and this is achieved by the balanced use of concrete wood and glass on the exterior while the interiors remain spacious and light.
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.
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.
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.