It is easy to see the charm of this fabulous contemporary kitchen as it acts as a bridge between not just the interior and the backyard but also bridges styles that are separated by several hundred years!
With a 21.8-kw photovoltaic system that taps into solar energy a smart rainwater and greywater unit and the usage of locally sourced materials to shape this energy-efficient home give it its impeccable green credentials. Stylish sustainable and efficient this eco-friendly Santa Cruz home aims to inspire others to take a similar approach to home design.
Building a cabin in a semi-arid landscape where summers can get seething hot is a task that demands much more than mere aesthetics. Nestled near Lake Isabella and overlooking vast stretches of desert landscape in this southern Sierra Nevada retreat faces up to this scorching challenge and manages to come up trumps!
The theme of dark metallic surfaces continues on the penthouse level as well with a hand-drilled operable steel screen serving as an awning that filters in just the right amount of sunlight on hot summer days.
Extending a home with limited space is a tricky affair and even though most home additions expand into the backyard this duplex in Montreal’s Little Italy takes a different approach by ‘thinking vertical’.
With the top floor housing the living area kitchen and dining area it is the lower level that contains the private spaces along with additional service units. Dashing affordable and exclusive this is a renovation that epitomizes the creative genius of the architects who conjured up and executed it to perfection!
The idea of adding a new kitchen to the cottage started with the architect exploring ways in which he could replicate the original brickwork and style of the existing structure. But in an attempt to find that ‘perfect’ extension that leads to minimal structural changes to the timeless cottage the idea of a glass box kitchen came to the fore.