Two Slightly Off-Set Pavilions Exuding Design Personality: Shoal Bay Bach

Designed by Parsonson Architects, Shoal Bay Bach is a solitary dwelling located at the coast of southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.  The country architecture of the building integrates the project in its environment and ensures an off-the-cuff, holiday-like atmosphere for its inhabitants. That’s the kind of place where you kick off your shoes and don’t have to worry about walking sand throughout the house.
According to the official description provided by the architects, the bach (an iconic component to the culture of latest Zealand) contains “two slightly off-set pavilions, one housing the bedrooms and any other the major living space. Decks can be found at each end of the living pavilion allowing the sun to be followed in the course of the day. Sliding screens on the north-west end provide adjustable shelter for different wind conditions, offer privacy from neighboring campers and act as walls for out of doors sleeping”. Wood is the defining element for the inside design scheme, often contrasted by splashes of color. Thus, this small house is an exceptional example of indoor warmth and personality.

A Welcoming Family Crib: Ninth Avenue Duplex in The big apple

An overall elegant design characterizes this unusual family crib in Manhattan, Big apple. Envisioned by wUNDERground architecture, the project consisted of a contemporary renovation derived from the desire of more living space: “With the appearance of latest member, this family of 5 had outgrown their 2-bedroom loft in a prominent Chelsea building and chose to expand by purchasing the same apartment above. To remodel the 3600sf space, the present units were completely gut-renovated”. Despite the focal point on function, no aesthetic compromises were made.

The architects explain that the lower floor was transformed right into a family realm including a sizable eat-in kitchen, a considerable playroom and an adult living/dining area. a brand new wood and steel staircase opens into the higher living quarters, featuring a study, laundry room, three children’s bedrooms and a south-facing master bedroom: “As an owner priority, we incorporated extensive health-conscious systems and materials and dedicated a considerable effort to improving the thermal and acoustical performance of the outside walls”. Color is a crucial section of the inner design scheme, adding a contented touch throughout.

Water Frenzy-Driven Residential Project in Odessa by Drozdov & Partners

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A spacious front room full of natural light sets the tone for a bright and airy house. Wood has a large role within the overall design scheme, diminishing the size of the interiors and adding coziness. The colour palette is straightforward so as to emphasize what’s beyond the windows. A visually captivating central stairway leads how you can the bedrooms, where the views are equally impressive.