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.
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.
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.
Timber and stone are pretty much all you will find here (an obvious welcome change from the concrete and polished surfaces that surround us constantly) and custom lighting solutions add to the dreamy soothing ambiance. Sitting on a lot that makes the most of the mesmerizing views on offer every room here seems like a portal into the untouched landscape of.
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!
Stone fireplaces play an important role in bringing this sense of inviting warmth as their presence in the living room bedroom patio and the family room give each of those spaces a fiery and dreamy focal point. Custom décor lighting fixtures and accessories add to the rustic beauty of the interiors without compromising on luxury.
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.