One of the hot design and architectural trends that we adore is the growing turn towards restoration and renovation projects. Sustainable in their outlook and efficient in the execution the many renovation projects of Turett Collaborative Architects epitomize this growing popularity of adaptive reuse of both materials and structures.
If you own a sensational penthouse in the city of Beirut Lebanon then most homeowners and architects would want to incorporate the distant Mediterranean views into the overall scheme of things. But iconic architect Bernard Khoury has always had ideas that have challenged conventions and redefined the trendy.
An elegant living area that offers unabated views of the city skyline along with the distant mountains and the ocean welcomes you gleefully. A lovely family room overlooks a state-of-the-art kitchen draped in warm wooden tones.
Ibiza has a very unique character in the Mediterranean. Its native vegetation the light that bathes the island and the spirit of the local people all inspired the formal architectural style. But the quintessential Ibiza features are the brilliant blue sea the breathtaking skyline and those amazing white stone cliffs. Each combine to dazzling effect.
This scintillating synthesis is perfectly captured at Na Xamena designed by celebrated Valencia-based architect Ramon Esteve. The property which has been deservedly featured in fashion magazine and website photoshoots features harmonious clean lines reflecting the all-encompassing sky and sea. Its 14m infinity pool merges with the Mediterranean sea on the north of the island and the playful aesthetic is entirely in tune with this holiday-maker’s haven.
The shell of the historic structure was largely preserved while the interior was revamped completely to fashion a sleek contemporary residence that is spread across four opulent levels and 4500 square feet. An interesting foyer area welcomes you home and leads to the wooden staircase that was crafted using the timber beams of the previous structure. Exposed brick wall additions in different rooms bring textural contrast to the home while reminding the owners of its storied past.
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.