As is the norm in most modern homes the architects rely on large sliding glass doors to create this seamless transition from the industrial-modern living area to the grand courtyard. Corrugated siding metallic surfaces a live edge dining table and colorful artwork fashion an interior that retains an air of edgy industrial style despite its relaxing ambiance.
The simple structure of the home ensures that the entire family can enjoy an extended ‘family zone’ while soaking in the sunlight and relishing the multitude of sights and sounds outside. The marquee protects this glass edifice even while creating shaded walkways between the different wings of the home.
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.
It is the lower level that houses the private spaces which are also blessed with loads of daylight thanks to the design of the stairwell. But it is undoubtedly the innovative rooftop garden that steals the show at this nifty London residence.
Think of an eclectic setting and many of us tend to conjure images of ‘chaos’ as different styles come together to create an explosion of color and pattern. But this is a largely misinterpreted view of the style that basically allows you to express yourself freely without being rigidly bound by decorating conventions.
Using two intersecting volumes the architects aimed to overcome the challenge of creating a stylish spacious and organic family home with a light-filled and airy interior. It is the lower levels of the two volumes that house the large living area and an additional family room along with a sleek modern kitchen in white and a lovely dining space.
The new Cor-Ten steel structure flows into the landscape that surrounds the house and acts as a lovely and functional transitional zone between the interior and the outdoors. The color of the extension allows it to complement the existing brick structure of the home beautifully even as metal and glass bring a healthy dose of textural contrast and modernity to the setting.