Medieval castles a rugged coastline the sight of unending blue waters colorful wild flowers breaking up the vast greenery and the promise of tranquility that eludes life in the big city – Isle of Skye has it all and a whole lot more! Any holiday home or residence on this scenic island instantly becomes a showstopper thanks to the landscape that surrounds it. But the fabulous designed by Rural Design offers a whole lot more as it effortlessly combines the form of a classic rural barn with contemporary style and finishes to create a fusion of two contrasting worlds.
While the public spaces seem far more transitional the bedroom and bathrooms completely embrace cool contemporary style with minimal décor and a white and gray color scheme. Beautiful blue accents a floating wooden vanity in the bathroom and a shower area with penny tiles add visual contrast even as cleverly placed artwork and wall murals in the kids’ room usher in a hint of bright color.
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.
Increasing the living space of the original cottage structure that was set back from the street Nick Deaver Architect designed a new addition that creates a smart indoor-outdoor interplay with a series of exterior terraces.
The idea behind this nifty feature was driven by the constant hassle that parents face all across the world where the floor ends up being a cluttered mess filled with a million things after the kids’ playtime! Instead of having to pick up every single item neatly organize it on the shelves or store items in giant baskets the new mom of this Melbourne home can simply open up the toy-box floor and sweep away the mountain of toys! It is easy does not really break your back and you definitely are creating new storage space that has never been tapped into.
It is in this context that was shaped by GEMA to provide a relaxing shelter an efficient workspace and a classy gathering spot for growing businesses. The lovely building nestled on the edge of Thi Nghe canal overlooks a lush green park and sits right next to the city’s largest botanical gardens.
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.