The bustling streets of in Vietnam have only gotten busier in the last few years with the capital becoming the focal point of the nation’s rapid economic growth. A climate that is perfect for your entrepreneurs and businessmen the city offers a window into a world of opportunities that were simply unfathomable a decade ago.
The timeless beauty and unspoiled charm of the needs no introduction for the avid travel enthusiast and for anyone who steps into this paradise it is hard to resist the temptation of another trip to the region. Nestled in one such magnificent nook of Tingvoll Norway and overlooking a fjord is this fabulous wooden cabin designed by Rever & Drage Architects. Combining aesthetics that are contemporary and minimal with the classic charm of a gabled roof with shingles the gorgeous cabin acts as a bridge between the past and the present.
Designed by Pardini Hall is a beautiful traditional London terrace home that was in need of a simple yet efficient modern extension. Taking into account both the restrictions that surround revamping such homes and the space available both the architects and the homeowners felt that a rear extension was the best possible option.
Whether you want to give your kitchen wonderful daytime illumination or wish to bring the sky and stars into the bedroom skylights get the job done with ease. The many advantages of conventional skylights and light tubes are well known to many of our readers already but why not take this a step further with cool walk-on skylights?! Nestled in an affluent neighborhood of London this gorgeous showcases the design flexibility offered by walk-on skylights even when it comes to renovating and extending classic heritage homes.
The residential neighborhood of in Sydney is home to many beautiful houses that range from the contemporary to the classic Victorian structures. Set in this idyllic backdrop is the gorgeous designed by Carterwilliamson Architects. Crafted to meet the needs of a young family that moved to this home from an urban apartment the residence was designed to be a relaxing family-friendly interior with an open and cheerful ambiance. Working on a tight budget the architects turned to materials that usher in plenty of textural beauty even while keeping the costs down to a bare minimum.
A cloak of natural greenery surrounds the cottage and gives ample privacy to those spending their time enjoying the sunny afternoons and cool evenings on the terraces. The use of large glass walls for the living and dining rooms along with sliding glass doors provides one large ‘party zone’ where friends and family can gather in peace.
The front façade of the house is shaped by a beautiful and bright terracotta wall that was carefully created by craftsmen at Pamulang. This matte orange feature gives the home a cozy inviting appeal and an unmistakable personality. Carefully placed gaps in the wall bring in filtered light while much of the harsh tropical sunlight is kept out even as the natural properties of terracotta cool the home further. Energy efficiency is achieved at this Indonesian home by using passive cooling techniques along with the smartly placed courtyards which reduce reliance on artificial cooling and lighting systems.