Clean architectural lines with a warmth and Zen like ambiance. The clients requested that we create a dream house for their site in the Zimbali forest estate. Several bodies of water, including Koi ponds, water features and a rimflow swimming pool appear to coalesce into one, and flow through the house and out into the forest.
The stacked roof is fragmented and linked with flat roof slabs, in correspondence to the spatial arrangement of the rooms below, which both scales and articulates the massing of the house. The main bedroom suite cantilevers six metres over the patio below, providing protection from the weather, as well as “wow” factor.
Large amounts of glazing optimize views of the indigenous bush that encapsulates the house, and together with the palette of raw materials including natural timber, off shutter concrete, water and natural stone cladding, offset the clean architectural lines with a warmth and Zen like ambiance.
As a practice, Metropole Architects, are inspired by the energy of the city, as it unceasingly moves, radiates and evolves like a vast living organism. We aim to generate design that stakes out new territory, and explore ideas that are intuitive, inventive, exuberant and daring. Enthused by visionary architects like John Lautner and Santiago Calatrava, we aspire to create iconic and progressive architectural wonders that capture our collective imagination.
Beech House, Clean Design and Simple Interiors by Altius Architecture
Altius Architecture have designed the Beech House located in Toronto, Canada. Efficient, clean design and simple, modern spaces went hand in hand with wheelchair accessibility for this modest, 2200 square foot house. This project was designed to be an accessible house that maintained the warm feel of a family home.
While planning for wheelchair access was a fundamental part of the design...
House Refurbishment in Barcelona by ARCHITECTURE-G
The project comes from a young couple with two small children, so the house should match the changing needs of the family throughout their life. The project focuses on making the entire floor of the property with logical flow between the areas.
The Contemporary Maison du Boisé by Gestion René Desjardins
Montreal interior designers Gestion René Desjardins have completed the Maison du Boisé project. Completed in 2011, the luxury interior design property can be found in Canada.
According to the architects: “Once the clients had picked a wooded site, the brief was to create a contemporary Canadian house that would specifically address the children’s needs. From there, the mother was...
Los Angeles-based interior designers and architects Jamie Bush & Co have completed the Santa Monica project. Completed in 2001, the striking home can be found in Santa Monica, California, US.
The design concept of this luxury Santa Monica property is modern, warm, and open to nature. The landscaping is an important focus, with a rock garden, koi pond with waterfall, dry Zen garden, and...