This house was designed by Tony Owen NDM to capture the spirit of Sydney’s Bondi Beach in a home which both beach house and urban style dwelling. The line of the wave is the underlying element which runs through the house. It forms an entry wing over the garage at the south and rises to give greater height to the living room at the north end. Kitchen, dining and living areas are combined and lead out to the garden. The centrepiece of the area is a built-in, cantilevered polished concrete workbench in the shape of a moulded seven. High windows run the length of one wall, while a low, glassed wall on the other side looks out on an elegant pool. Despite plenty of glass, the neighbouring houses are not visible. Because glass is everywhere in the house it isn’t surprise that the owner also owns glass supply business.
Solar power is a possible future for power in our homes. Year after year green ideas become stronger and solar power become stronger with them. Too bad that to power a house with solar energy it should be situated in right part of the planet. Zero Energy Design is one of not many studios that add complex solar solutions in their house designs.
Beach house in Truro is one of their works. It was designed to become perfect accommodation of a large family when their living their Boston residence for weekends and summers. There are a lot of bedrooms around the house and many of them have luxury water views. The roof sports a large solar electric array. A battery back-up and energy management system store electricity from the solar array to ensure the basic functions of the home through blackouts without the use of a gas-powered generator. Aside from energy efficient appliances and water heaters lighting system is also designed to be energy efficient
The combination the energy efficient building envelope and systems with the solar array will allow the home to produce as much energy as it uses over the course of a year.
Battistella Industria Mobili specialises in production of wooden furniture for kids and teen rooms. Their teen rooms are perfect examples of furniture sets which could satisfy any teenager’s need. Rooms with their designs have enough place as for good study as any other activity. Battistella’s designers have tried to make very comfortable and ergonomic furniture and to use all available space in order to accommodate necessary things. This company offers excellent solutions for those parents who have two or three children. With its furniture sets you could make an individual living space for each teenager. The sets could consist of comfortable beds, desks, spacious wardrobes and various creative shelves. All of them are available in different bright colors which are so liked by teenagers.
It may be a pool house, but this cool 364m2 suburban Connecticut home could easily be the abode of choice. Designed by forward-thinking New York-based Hariri & Hariri Architecture, the Wilton Pool House idea is based on the principles of modern minimalism and a strong connection to nature. The pool house architecture is characterized by a long, angular archway of rich, Brazilian walnut wood that runs the length of the pool and folds over an outdoor seating area. The archway provides protection from the sun when lounging, swimming, or enjoying an al fresco meal. Glass walls enclose the main living areas, which contains a kitchen, bar, bathroom and a small terrace.
It may be a small beach house, but this design by Javier Artadi Arquitecto packs quite the contemporary punch into a modest, 2,300 sq. ft. frame. Located in Las Arenas, just south of Lima in Peru, this cool holiday house was designed as a beach-front getaway, and reflects that relaxed sentiment both indoors and out. By blurring the boundary between in and out, the architect afforded this modern beach house its cool and calm appeal. From a simple cube shape, parts of the walls and ceilings were cut away to reveal interiors to the outdoors and maximize on sunlight and the spectacular views. The resulting sun-soaked spaces make you feel like you’re outside, but with the comforts and luxuries of a sheltered space. The main volume houses the living room and is connected to the terrace and indoor/outdoor pool. A separate, small volume is occupied by the home’s private living areas.