One of the biggest misconceptions with ‘green design’ is that one needs to put in plenty of effort completely overhaul their home and rely on fancy gadgets and cutting-edge technology to do their part in making the planet a cleaner and safer place.
This could range from something as simple as framing the distant mountain views to perfection or a much more complicated task that allows the residence to blend in with the landscape in every sense of the word. Nestled on a beach strip in São Paulo Brazil is all about connecting an existing home with its natural surroundings in the most luxurious and exquisite way possible.
The use of large glass windows and doors connects the interior with the view outside even as a revamped balcony on the top level and a private hangout along with a rooftop pool considerably bring down the effect of the searing tropical heat.
Designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura the private residence is spread across two different floors with the lower level half buried underground to ensure that the overall structure is not too tall and imposing.
Much of the house and its floor plan are defined by the courtyards that surround it bringing in both natural light and a hint of greenery. This creates a nice indoor-outdoor interplay allowing the homeowners to spend time outside while enjoying the comforts of a stylish interior.
But the resident of a landscape architect and physics professor wanted a contemporary home where the connectivity with the outdoors was an essential component and this led to the unique design of this Vancouver home that thrives on unassuming style and simplicity! Designed by Measured Architecture this modern-minimal hub is defined by clean straight lines and a neutral color scheme.
Dubbed and designed by the creative folks at LOHSS Construction this is the perfect blend of the classic mountain cabin a luxurious escape that offers access to some of the best ski slopes on the planet and a cozy comforting getaway with modern ergonomics.