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.
This beautiful 2-story residence in inner city Brisbane Australia is somewhat classic but still brings a dramatic modern twist. Shaun Lockyer Architects did a very good job designing this project as an addition to a mass-produced suburban type of house and developing it with originality.
While she happily admits that most of her work is intuition her designs seem both warm and exuberant and away from the modern trend of minimalism. Of course if needed Melissa Collison can work with that style as well … as some of the pictures showcase.
The ground floor houses a spectacular library the dining room an inside swimming pool with fully glazed walls that envelope the outside landscape like photographs and the basement houses a cinematography room. According to the architects “the footprint of the building uses a superimposed 7×7 meter skewed grid to support the program in a composition similar to a musical score.
The “Sneeoosh Cabin” designed by Zeroplus Architects offers the best of both worlds as during the day time it allows those inside an opportunity to take in all the sights and sounds of the forest that surrounds the cabin while at night a heavily insulated and secure sleeping area at the top provides you all the comfort and privacy that you need.
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.
This beautiful lower level uses nothing but glass walls and that pretty much brings the outdoors inside the home. The top level is surrounded by retractable wooden panels that ensure those inside can get all the privacy they need and still tap into the wonderful and fresh views of the outside world whenever they feel like.