Adding an extension to an already existing residence is quite common. But building a glass extension is a whole different story. Glass is the perfect material if you wish to get in touch with nature and the landscape surrounding you but still to be able to enjoy the comfort of being indoors. You might think that a glass extension only looks good on a modern or contemporary home but, as you’ll see, that’s not necessarily true.
For those of you who love the silhouette of a structure, the lines that create an interior, or the intuitive design of a multi-functional space, you’ll love perusing Homedit’s Architecture articles. This section is full of clear, inspiring photos and insightful architecture-related commentary and advice.
When designing or building a home, size matters but it’s not the most important thing. In fact, there are lots of tiny houses which look incredibly inviting and comfortable. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the world’s narrowest houses and see how they were designed and how functional they really are.
Keret House – from 122 centimeters and 72 centimeters in its narrowest spot.
Featuring an eclectic design, this charming country house combines elements from the modern, industrial, rustic and classical styles, all melted in a beautiful mix and balanced throughout. The building is a villa in Mallorca and it was designed by Mastre Paco. The main concern when designing it was achieving a strong connection with the outdoors and creating a relationship between the two environments.
That was done by using materials such as stone and wood. The stone facade gives the villa a bohemian look, especially with the beautiful greenery surrounding it and complementing it with color.
The wooden shutters are also a very charming feature. The interior is a little different, here you find white beams and natural stone walls which, combined, create an unexpected décor. The flooring in the living area has a rough texture and it’s an element which maintains the organic and natural look and doesn’t let the interior become too modern.
It’s not easy to leave all the stress behind when you enter your home, especially if you live in a busy city with lots of noise and crazyness everywhere you look. But there are ways to turn your home into a relaxing oasis. We found a beautiful example in this sense. This is the M11 House and it’s located in Ho Chi Min City in Vietnam.
The house was completed in 2009 by a21 studio. It’s a three-story structure with a modern design and an intriguing facade. The architects used a selection of natural materials for the project such as wood and stone in order to give it that peaceful and serene look which makes it feel so welcoming. The materials used also give the house an elegant allure.
A small and peaceful village populated by old houses is the location chosen for this beautiful house. Here, in the Baix Empordà area in Girona, Spain, the atmosphere is very friendly. However, fitting the building in these surroundings turned out to be a challenge. The house was designed and built by Núria Selva Villaronga architects and it was completed in 2011.
Lots of homes are presented as being sustainable or built of recycled materials when in fact that’s not 100% true. Usually it means that the floor or some of the wood used on the walls is recycled while the rest is made of new materials. But in the case of this home things are different.
Located in the Czech Republic, this home was designed by studio Labor 13 on a site where a barn was already existing. The barn was recycled and it became the base structure for the new building. The brief was for an inexpensive and energy-efficient house with a small environmental footprint. The existing barn featured a series of partial stone walls which were used in the project along with mostly everything else.
Cantilevers, which can be technically described as beams anchored at only one end, are widely used in construction and most often found in balconies or roofs. Modern buildings, however, take the concept even further and they feature entire rooms and sections sticking out of the main volume and hovering in mid air. Their designs are often impressive and eye-catching.
1. The Trojan House.
Located in Melbourne, Australia, the Trojan House was a project by Jackson Clemens Burrows Pty. Ltd.The sculptural architecture you see here is an extension built for the existing house.