The most striking feature of the home is undoubtedly the metallic bridge on the top level that connects the two different wings of the house. It is an absolute showstopper that instantly turns heads and gives the Fitzroy Loft its exceptional look. Large bookshelves minimal décor and space-savvy cabinets complete a remarkable makeover that both awes and delights!
But the lovely in Prahran a typical suburb of goes down the old-fashioned route as Studio Tate completely altered the existing appeal of the home its ambiance and the way it interacts with its residents. Barring a couple of brick walls the entire house is brand new and its novel floor plan sees the living area kitchen and dining area nestled on the top floor while the bedrooms sit snugly below.
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.
Constructing a contemporary home in the middle of a heavily wooden region is a challenging task on several fronts. From logistics to environmental norms there are plenty of little things that one needs to worry about when bringing a modern structure into a forest area.
Combing modern aesthetics and a simple green roof in a fascinating fashion the Riverside Weston Residence in Connecticut is all about a series of ‘roofscapes and terraced planes’. Add to this the unabated lake views on offer contemporary interior with minimal décor and glass walls that bring the outdoors inside and you have a home that connects you with nature at all times.
Masterfully designed by Specht Harpman Architects the rooftop garden and hangout is a perfect idea for those looking for something more than just a simple green roof. Both practical and planet-friendly the idea creates an urban oasis even in a concrete jungle!
A green roof though is neither revolutionary nor is it anything incredibly complicated to work with. The idea has been around for more than half a century and for some reason or the other it has simply not caught on as much as it should have. But the last decade has seen a surge in green sustainable home design and with it interest in green roof designs has peaked.