We adore architects that turn the challenges born out of topography into unique opportunities to showcase their creative brilliance. Nestled on a leafy 700-square-meter site in the by Forte Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos does precisely the same as it uses an open-air glassy pavilion to connect the interior with the outdoors even as a stunning concrete monolith offers both ample privacy and visual contrast.
The living area and kitchen open up into the rear patio and enjoy the benefits of a breezy indoor-outdoor interplay. With smart ambient lighting being coupled with gorgeous Coral pendant lights there is never a dull moment here.
It is the ground floor that houses the open plan living area along with a small dining space and a fabulous kitchen with a beautiful marble island. The use of diverse materials and finishes such as marble concrete timber and metal throughout the house ushers in some much needed visual and textural contrast in an otherwise monotonous space.
Japanese design and architecture have always found ways to combine natural goodness and tranquility with an innate sense of minimalism. It is only in the last few decades that the West has started to realize the many benefits of this approach and while this expansive might not exactly borrow from the design elements of the Far East it still seems to showcase the same core principles.
Privacy was an important consideration within the house itself as tranquil nooks and cool work zones have been coupled with clever open spaces to achieve a balance between both worlds. Relaxing tasteful and sensitive to the needs of the site this is a beautiful Aussie home that focuses on harmony between natural landscape and modern lifestyle!