Taking this sustainable and resourceful approach forward is the in whichacquired a beautiful new extension along with a revamp of the existing home. The creative minds at Bates Masi Architects decided to keep the original skeletal structure of this waterfront home intact while giving it an imaginative makeover.
The exterior of the home adds to this appeal with a landscape that aims to bring a touch of the Far East while the dark roof seems to mimic the Japanese style in an ‘ever so subtle’ fashion. With four bedrooms two bathrooms and a separate children’s wing this home seems like an absolute bargain at.
One of the challenges of designing that perfect contemporary home is to combine style functionality and the specific demands that each project brings along with it. Located in has been designed by Nico and Werner van der Meulen to bring the outdoors inside while giving the homeowners ample privacy and the right security.
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.
After the recently concluded football world cup few people need an introduction to the amazing sights and sounds that the city of holds. Not that we needed the event to really showcase the amazing diversity of Brazil and its bright and brilliant nightlife.
With steel mesh panels obtained from old security and fencing solar water heating and passive design principles the innovative residence does the best it can to. On the inside a double-volume living area with a butterfly roof is the heart of the house and leads into an expansive terraced patio with an alfresco dining space and lovely views.
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.