In another captivating example of a classic and traditional home being given a sensible and stylish modern facelift the residence in steals the show with innovative use of budget-friendly materials. This was given a modern upgrade as the rooms at the front of this heritage home were carefully and cleverly refurbished.
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 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!
The color white’s biggest blessing is the fact that it makes all the other colors stand out. If you really want the colorfulness of your house to be seen from miles away a white picket fence is a sure-fire way to do so! Since picket fences draw much attention to themselves with their classy look they also draw much attention to your front yard. Make the best of it by creating a blooming yard!
It is rough kadappa and brown kotah stone that dominate the interior and courtyard while black granite takes over in the contemporary bathrooms. Locally sourced valsadi wood puts the final touches on a vacation home that places emphasis on nature and serenity.
Evolution of design and architecture is often accelerated by needs of specific landscapes and unique obstacles presented by local weather in different parts of the globe. Designed to withstand frequent typhoons that are all too common in the region has an innovative silhouette and a specially crafted courtyard that act like a ‘chimney’ for the passage of high speed winds. Located in Kochi Prefecture Japan and conjured up by Container Design it is this distinct feature that protects the home from on gusty days even while ensuring the ambiance inside is left undisturbed.
One can see the rear balcony and the panoramic view beyond even from the entry as an open common space creates the heart of the home. Surrounded by large redwood trees and a relaxing garden the focus here remains firmly on the landscape outside!