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.
Reflecting the multicultural heritage of the neighborhood that it sits in this contemporary residence designed by Beyond Homes and Building Bloc Design blends into the existing community seamlessly while bringing along with it an undeniable hint of uniqueness.
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.
And while modern and contemporary styles often seem to have little room for local flair this particular home in Vietnam takes a completely different approach to design as it places local design principles and the specific needs of the homeowner way ahead of the accepted modern style.
Of course turning an old and unused tire shop into an edgy industrial and elegant home does sound like a planet-friendly makeover showcasing the many benefits of adaptive reuse. But the Tire Shop Project goes way beyond that by simply merging the residence of designers Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera and their workspace into one.
Modern infills are a distinct and integral part of the landscape in Downtown Calgary and they are sough-after residences that appeal to the aesthetics and lifestyle choice of the urbane Calgary denizen. fits this billing perfectly as it combines a curated modern ambiance with design elements inspired by different cultures across the planet.
Sculptural additions on the wall and striking rugs also make their presence felt in both the living area and the dining room. It is ‘Dancing Partners’ on the wall by Robert Longo that holds your attention in the dining room that is effortlessly connected with the outdoor living area.