Polynesian islanders spent several centuries in almost total isolation with little to no connection with surrounding mainland countries. Because of this much of the interior and exterior décor of the South Pacific is composed of all natural materials such as sandalwood rosewood or mahogany – lumber which comes from trees native to these islands. Furniture or décor made with these exotic woods or woods finished in colors similar to these woods will help create a tropical feel.
The wooden folds that can be opened and closed at your will give the bedrooms in the top floor all the privacy that they need and also allow for ample natural ventilation during daytime. Neutral shades and the use of grays ensure that the interiors are chic and fashionable with décor being kept uncomplicated and elegant. The design of the pool also complements the basic structure beautifully while the ample patio space allows you to kick back and put your feet up after a long day’s work.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone wishes to wake up to the sights of waves dancing at a distance and the freshness of the gentle sea breeze and the in Ibiza Spain is one such home which promises the perfect view of the mighty blue stretching far into the horizon.
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.