Think of storage space and our mind drifts towards wall-mounted cabinets and large shelves that make the most of the vertical room on offer in our modest homes. But have you ever considered all the floor space that goes to waste?
A concrete fireplace in the living room coupled with cozy décor offers a relaxing retreat even as the home study that overlooks the pool and the ocean offers the best view of the scenic landscape. Large floor-to-ceiling glazed windows ensure it is the natural goodness outside that becomes the undisputed showstopper here. A sensational cabin for a stunning escape!
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.
A sculptural wooden staircase links the two levels of the loft and a functional blend of artificial illumination and natural light give the home a merry vibe. The smart use of textures and bold colors drives away any sense of boredom even as the stunning terrace and rooftop garden complete an inimitable interior that seems to have a style of its own!
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.
Another striking feature of the house is the way that it blends a dash of Asian minimalism with modernity as the simple wooden decor in the living area coupled with furniture salvaged from the homeowner’s old residence creates a relaxing stylish atmosphere.
But the smart rear extension of the house offers much more than the 1.5-feet-deep . The sunken design of the living area also turns it into a lovely gathering space for friends and family and the open design of the new extension along with the corridor and kitchen ensure that there is a flood of filtered light indoors.