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.
Most often the lofts and apartments that we come across in tend to have either a typical Soho style borrowed from New York or a touch of industrial charm that is so unique to the city. But this remarkable penthouse dubbed the ‘Elysium’ floors you with a more.
The beautiful reception of the house welcomes you inside with an elegant sitting area a lavish dining space a kitchen and a master bedroom next to it. A floor-to-ceiling wall library gives the space a distinct identity while large glass windows offer unabated views of the city and the Chouf Mountains in the distance.
Ample ventilation illuminates the spectacular living area with a vaulted roof and wooden beams as 52 windows surround the space! A trolley found at the local flea market doubles as the coffee table while custom pendants give the large dining area an aura of its own.
Designed by A Parallel Architecture the house features glass walls that create a wonderful indoor-outdoor interplay and extend the living area beyond the normal confines of the home. Giving unabated panoramic views of the distant landscape the second level of the home contains an expansive master suite a stunning bathroom and a rooftop deck with a fireplace and comfy lounge. Opening up to the private courtyard in the rear both levels of the house enjoy seamless connectivity with the outdoors.
Tapping into the charming industrial backdrop of this former tobacco drying plant and warehouse the spacious modern home embraces a chic and refined industrial style. White dominates the interior with a splash of gray and black bringing elegance refinement and some much needed visual contrast. Custom-crafted hexagonal tiles in various shades of grey help demarcate spaces in the large living area while one-of-a-kind tiles in white and gray bring Moroccan patterns to the corridor and the serene bath.
House Ber stands out visually right from the get-go as its street façade paints a stylish sculptural picture. One of the key features of the house is the way it brings different textures and contrasting elements together as and open patios define the overall silhouette of the residence. Large glass doors offer seamless connectivity with the patio and the extensive backyard while marble and Caesarstone surfaces give the interior a posh luxurious appeal.