Specially engineered laser-cut fins on each of these metallic walls allow the homeowners to wall-mount shelves and accessories with ease. While the lower level of the expansive residence features the master suite along with guest rooms and a beautiful hall the top level houses the living space kitchen dining room a home bar and a spacious deck area opening toward the distant ocean.
The house uses some conceptual premises as defining elements such as a large podium in contrast to the steep terrain. The elevated views over the natural environment change the perception of the environment as the water feature visually merges with the sea. In this way the archetypal images of the island are assimilated and reinterpreted retaining their language and proving timeless. Time seems to just stop when you gaze out the windows.
A tiny kids’ bedroom with a couple of beds and another cozy bedroom for adults complete the lovely cabin. Smart shelves wall-mounted cabinets and the clever use of mirrors to create additional visual space ensures that you never feel cramped inside this natural retreat.
One of the many iconic trends created by Midcentury masters like Isamu Noguchi is the seamless blend of the east and the west when it comes to interior design. While the 70s and the 80s were filled with playful and exuberant colors the incessant rush of modern life has seen many homeowners turn towards the oriental for soothing calm.
Located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of this beautiful townhouse was used as a coal delivery garage since the 1990s and over the years it morphed into a parking garage with a small studio apartment above. Transforming it into an exquisite and ergonomic penthouse was all about the smart use of space and creative design solutions.
Combining aesthetics with functionality the large glass windows that envelope the living area ensure that the ocean and islands in the distance become a natural backdrop of the interior. While concrete gives the home an industrial and rough appeal the use of for the ceiling and window frames lends balance by bringing inviting warmth to the private and public spaces. Luxurious decor coupled with iconic pieces like the Eames Lounger add to the aura of this gorgeous getaway.
After plenty of searching Alex found a quiet piece of land surrounded by natural canopy in the hills of the São Conrado neighborhood. Architect Arthur Casas soon brought to life the perfect residence that Alex had always envisioned while elevating it to a whole new level with the wonderful use of semi-minimal aesthetics and a daring blend of textures. The lavish pool outside and the exquisite deck space overlooking the vibrant coast of Rio and the ocean are the true focal points of this