Building a family retreat around the existing trees on a lot requires both sensible and innovative design that combines nature with smart architecture. was designed by MODO Designs to accomplish precisely that as the open pavilion-style structure weaves its way through large need amla and chikoo trees on the lot.
This split between the two zones is simple practical and also creates a spacious courtyard that holds a large wooden deck along with the pool. Ample greenery around the house acts as a natural privacy barrier with a resort-inspired ambiance holding sway.
Transition between each of these spaces and the outdoor deck is seamless and fluid allowing the homeowners to enjoy an uninhibited and cheerful living environment. Cantilevered verandahs offer ample shade and keep out direct sunlight while vivacious dining table chairs and furniture bring color to the interior.
The courtyard sits at the heart of the house and a ventilation duct on the second floor brings in light and natural breeze. While hitting the house is gently drawn into the courtyard it is the slightly curved outward roof of the south side that directs the air outside. This also helps in cooling the house naturally on less boisterous days!
Apart from providing a shaded outdoor area the verandahs also keep out scorching sun during hot summer days and help in naturally regulating the temperature inside. Cool breeze that flows from the South West further creates a comfortable living environment with the pool become the hub of frantic activity each evening.
The revamped floor plan coupled with restrained use of color ample natural light and space-savvy décor solutions completely transformed this awkward home in Hong Kong into something truly stunning. Add to this the tranquil ocean views from the master bedroom and you have a dream urban home indeed!
Picturesque and hip is a beach-side suburb in Northern Sydney and it is here that buck&simple transformed the to give it a refreshing light-filled interior. The beautiful family home with coastal touches was revamped by altering its floor plan bringing the living areas to the lower level so that they are connected with the garden outside and by ushering in a modern minimal style that also incorporates sublime coastal charm. The fusion of these diverse elements becomes even more remarkable when one takes into account the large deep soil green roof that gives the home a eco-friendly sheen!