With a simple change in height of the level the living area stands out from the foyer on one side and the dining area and kitchen on the other. Small staircases connect these various levels and a neutral color scheme ensures that there is a sense of continuity despite the clear demarcation of individual spaces.
Adaptive reuse of old structures is not only a budget-friendly way to find a new home with unique flavor but is also planet-friendly and saves on precious resources. The one-of-a-kind in Melbourne Australia personifies this smart and eco-sensitive approach to architecture as Architects EAT transformed an old brick warehouse into a gorgeous modern industrial loft.
It is hard enough to design an ergonomic and aesthetic modern apartment in limited space but the task becomes trickier when you need to also incorporate a design studio within the limited confines. Add to this the need to transform it into a safe and kid-friendly setting that a six-year old can also enjoy and you have the Brandburg Home and Studio in Poznan.
A touch different from every other home on our list House Pibo in Maldegem is a partially underground structure with water-resistant walls and a garden that also morphs into its roof! The sloped roof of the semi-buried home is covered in greenery and over time the homeowner can easily turn this into a garden filled with beautiful flowering plants. On the inside a multi-level design that draws benefit from the smart insulation of the green roof ensures that life seems both bright and unique.
It is a rear extension that gets the job done as the glazed timber addition now holds the new dining area kitchen and family room of the revitalized house. Crafted to ensure that those inside enjoy an open and airy living atmosphere that is accentuated by the visual connectivity with the green outdoors the nifty extension blends in with the existing structure almost seamlessly. A clean white color palette sits next to the already present exposed brick walls comfortably even as large skylights bring in a flood of natural light.