Designing a stylish contemporary home as an infill structure that sits behind an existing house is hard enough as it is. But in the case of Refresh* Architecture also had to face the added challenge of working with a site that had as much as 6 meters of inclination.
But step inside and you will notice how a polished concrete floor and large windows add to this picture of contemporary minimalism at its refined best. Décor also blends in with this air of sleek sophistication as posters and artwork add a pinch of color to the living area.
The designed by a21studĩo aims to capture the spirit of the region while trying to cherish the past and pass it on to the next generation. This ingenious home not only makes wonderful use of space but is filled with antiques locally sourced artwork and sculptures and its design is based on the classic vertical houses that are filled with private balconies indoor gardens and relaxing courtyards.
Building codes local norms and unique requirements of homeowners often lead to ingenious and elegant modern homes that delight us with a little bit of unexpected spunk. Nestled in a part of that is renowned for its relaxing backdrop and posh presence the is one of those creative homes that digs deep to give its residents everything they dreamed of and a whole lot more!
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!
While most architects would view this as a major hindrance to the design of a new home the innovative folks at Refresh* used it to their advantage by placing the bedrooms and master suite on the lower level of the sparkling new residence.
International style and architecture are all about bringing together the best of different cultures traditions and regional flavors where one combines with the other seamlessly.