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.
Sitting atop a small rolling hill the expansive home overlooks a series of three ponds that surround it and the interiors have been designed to ensure that every room enjoys the best possible views without ever disturbing the overall architectural style.
This classic Victorian terrace home in Melbourne is truly one of a kind though as it combines a traditional heritage front façade with a space-savvy contemporary interior in a fluid and efficient manner.
When it comes to the world of housing in an urban setting space is often the biggest limiting factor. And in Vietnam this problem becomes even more stark as narrow homes with distinct Southeast Asian colonial architecture sit next to one another.
It is a contemporary home that is defined largely by the irregular lot that it sits in and the existing greenery that the homeowners and Tzannes Associates wished to preserve to the best possible extent. The result is a fascinating and exceptional home where the outdoors become a vital part of the interior!