But the fabulous in crafted by Mark+Vivi showcases the true meaning of the word ‘sustainable’ as it turns a 1920s tire shop into a modern live/work studio that also serves as an exhibition gallery for creative local contemporary art and architecture!
Vintage and unique décor pieces from the 50s are combined with sculptural decorative pieces and colorful artwork that comes from the region. There is a very strong ‘Brazilian flavor’ inside the house and each of the individual elements has been carefully chosen to accentuate the overall ambiance.
How do you go about designing a house that blends in with a neighborhood that is filled with traditional homes while giving it a distinct contemporary vibe that sets it apart? This is precisely the fine line that Baran Studio had to tread as they went about shaping a fabulous single-family residence in a serene residential neighborhood of district.
A rustic mountain cabin that showcases the very best in terms of local architecture this exquisite getaway combines modernity with timeless design to bring the best of both worlds. With majestic mountains in the backdrop this retreat clad largely in stone and timber creates a picture-perfect setting for a dream vacation!
This does away with the hassle of a long daily commute and the ensuing carbon emissions as well! Sounds all too simple but it is these simple changes that the designer duo focused on while chalking up the plans for this ergonomic makeover.
The exterior of the house is clad in white and gray with the painted front door adding a dash of color and excitement to the visual with its blue beauty. Standing seam metal and stucco were used predominantly to craft the edifice and one can easily see their presence even from a distance.
But this ingenious Swedish family home has another surprise in store as a hidden basement level connected with the top two floors using a spiral staircase expands the living area and creates a cozy private family zone.