Promising a lifestyle that takes you back into the lap of nature even while delivering modern comfort and aesthetics the designed by ARCHITECTUREFIRM combines two contrasting worlds in a relaxing and ravishing fashion.
Moving away from excesses and keeping design simple and uncomplicated the in Mount Pleasant Canada combines a stylish cedar-clad façade with a cheerful modern ambiance to paint a picture of contrasting worlds. Designed by Scott Posno the striking residence was built to meet the demands of a modern family of four and has an inherent sculptural quality that is simply undeniable. A cantilevered top level provides shelter for both the entrance and the deck outside even as the basement of the house offers additional living and utility space.
The key demand of the homeowners was not only to add more living space but to turn this dreary house into a modern delight with an open plan living area that encourages interaction between family members. The floor plan of the residence was completely altered and a new living area with an adjacent kitchen was conjured up and brought to life.
A series of rocks within a 5-meter radius of the water’s edge made the construction of this structure all the more complicated. Galvanized steel columns were directly drilled into the rocks to give the structure a sturdy base that can withstand the harsh local weather conditions.
It is the landscape the views on offer and the neighborhood that often define the silhouette of the house and the balance between privacy and ‘openness’ when it comes to design. Nestled in Kibbutz Yehiam Israel tends to veer more towards the latter with its unique design that blurs the conventional boundaries between the interior and the world outside.
Extensions to classic Victorian and heritage homes are often rear additions in glass and metal that tend to flow into the garden outside. But the in showcases a completely different approach to the extension of living space and a revamp of the interior by utilizing an ‘insert’ that is both modern and glassy!
A roughcast concrete river wall stands between the house and the river’s edge and sets clear boundaries while the silhouette of the house and the ‘raw’ nature of the elements used in construction draw from local architecture and its historic industrial past.