More often than not contemporary homes are shaped by the landscape that surrounds them the contours of the lot they sit on and of course local architectural style and weather conditions.
Raw concrete walls provide interesting accent features indoors and visually connect the interior with the façade while dark colors are shunned in favor of an all-white or gray backdrop. A contemporary kitchen and spacious dining area on the lower level complement the style of the living space while the top floors house the private quarters. This is a house that aims to present a stylish dashing and contemporary portrait at every turn.
An essential part of the island’s heritage thanks to the stay of Boswell and Johnson in the late 1700s the original stone structure of this home was built in 1732. Despite being abandoned since 1810 the cracked stone wall of the ruins became an iconic part of Coll and it has been preserved carefully as the new addition is connected to this existing edifice with a glazed living room. The two wings are connected seamlessly to showcase the brilliant exquisite and unique blend of eras styles and contrasting materials.
Designed by Utz Sanby Architects the unique private house sits on the edge of a rocky cliff that is 100 meters above sea level. Adding to the architectural conundrum is the narrow lot where high neighboring buildings are all too close.
A holiday home that is literally a stone’s throw away from the ocean and allows you to escape the rush of big city life is a dream that most of us share. The Delta House in São Paulo state Brazil brings this dream alive for a family with three children as it sits just an hour’s drive away from the city of and eloquently blends contemporary comfort with a soothing natural ambiance.
Keeping an eye on the little ones was the priority as the living area was custom crafted using aluminum and glass partitions that offered a peaceful workspace while keeping it connected with every other area on the lower level of the residence.
Nestled in Fort Greene the house was badly damaged when the new owners turned to Ensemble Architecture in order to give it a fresh two-story rear addition that opens up towards the backyard. White and gray shape the backdrop of the new home with every room of the home enjoying plenty of natural light and ventilation.