Replacing the traditional view of the landscape outside the lowered rooftop garden becomes an integral part of the open plan living space on the second level of the house. This also allows the homeowners to keep an eye on the little ones as they spend time on the rooftop terrace even while letting in a healthy dose of natural light.
Designed by Moreno Masey Architecture Studio this astounding makeover sees a spacious light-filled and inviting interior nestled in a revitalized post-industrial building. It is the ground floor of the house that contains the garage along with the kitchen and dining area.
It is the ground floor that contains the open living space with the kitchen and dining area sitting next to one another. A small patio and a light well next to the staircase bring in the much needed sunlight and give the interior a breezy relaxing appeal.
There were times when homeowners and builders simply bulldozed everything in the way in an effort to build the perfect home. But all that has changed dramatically in the last decade with eco-friendly home design and sustainable architecture finding new ways to craft homes that interact with the surroundings in a positive and planet-friendly manner.
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.