The result though is an innovative home that borrows from the architectural principles of Mid-Century Modern design to steal the show with its distinct façade and breezy interiors. A cheerful welcomes you into the house that features an ergonomic open-plan living space.
The homeowners wanted a low-maintenance residence that aged gracefully and had minimal impact on the natural canopy outside. All the stone used for the renovated home came from the existing site while the precast concrete fence panels of the old house were used as stepping stones in the lawn.
Sustainable design and architecture are not always about high-end technology and sleek energy-saving gadgets. Located in the heart of Namibia’s capital city this interesting and innovative residence celebrates green design practices with the adaptive reuse of materials.
Offering unabated views of the river in the distance the top level contains the living area dining space and the kitchen along with an alfresco kitchen and lounge on the large balcony. Smart bi-fold doors help separate each room from the next while lending a sense of continuity within the house. On the other end of this level is a luxurious master suite leading to a private balcony which blends sophisticated hotel style with a relaxed ambiance.
The two antennas that contain the outdoor lights for the pool deck give the impression of twin military tanks mounted on top of the building from a distance! The penthouse itself is completely different from the building below it in terms of both its skin and interior giving it a sense of exclusivity.
Sliding glass doors ensure that the line between the interior and the world outside is blurred while the master bedroom and twin guest bedrooms are tucked away from any prying eyes. Elegant eco-friendly and inherently smart this remarkable renovated home encourages you to reconnect with nature as you take on life at a relaxed pace!
Since Alex wanted his interior to feature the exact stone color as the Western Wall in Jerusalem the architect carefully incorporated this feature while adding wood and glass to lend visual balance. The living area is connected with the deck outside in an effortless manner and the cozy private bedrooms offer unabated views of the waves in the distance. Much like everything else in Rio this remarkable home comes alive once the sun sets as it offers some breathtaking views of Rio at its dazzling best!