A home designed for a modern family of five the AN House in Brazil is all about that perfect synergy between a spacious interior and even more inviting outdoors! With a central courtyard that is surrounded by the U-shaped design of the house privacy is never an issue at this large Brazilian home.
A series of folding glass doors with dark frame delineate the interior from the outdoor hangout even while allowing light to flow through unhindered. The innovative roof does the rest as it brings the northern sunlight while giving the open plan living kitchen and dining a more spacious and breezy ambiance.
It is locally sourced granite glass and wood that shapes the open and inviting holiday home. The living area kitchen and dining flow into one end of the private courtyard with the natural structure of the house and large overhangs creating sheltered verandahs.
Ergonomics precede flowery aesthetics here with low-maintenance finishes creating clever public and private spaces. Unassuming Edison bulb lighting and smart shelving complete a Brazilian home where openness of design is coupled with controlled privacy and ample natural light to offer best of both worlds!
Sure a white picket fence can be a symbol of classiness and quiet domestic life. But it can also be a part of luxury wealth and prestige. A grand house in the color of peach with perfectly decorated exterior is set within the safety of a chic white picket fence! A small town home with a brick exterior feels harsh and cold so a white picket fence is a very simple solution. It instantly makes the setting kind and likable!
This effect is even more profound in case of natural light and the in is a perfect example of how creative design can usher in sunlight into the most improbable places! Designed by Ben Callery Architects the rear extension of this narrow brick house in Melbourne relies on a roof that curves towards the sky to fill its living area with sunlight.
Adaptive reuse and smart extensions have largely replaced home transformations that involve replacing existing structures with entirely new buildings. Apart from saving time energy and resources this also preserves a sense of history and nostalgia.