But the took a completely different approach as its initial design gave it a refined contemporary appeal that seemed more in tune with concrete jungles than a sleepy coastal town in Turkey. This is precisely why the homeowners brought in the resourceful folks at Ofist to give this trendy home a more classic Mediterranean vibe.
But the in takes a completely different approach as it acquires a striking and dramatic front-façade clad in a matte black material that is usually employed in making skateboarding ramps!
Instead of encroaching on an already limited backyard Thomas Balaban Architecte decided to give the modest home two rooftop volumes turning it into an elegant and spacious contemporary residence. Home to a young couple with three children the smart extension preserved and enhanced the small rear yard turning it into play area for kids and a relaxation zone for adults.
Vivacious and colorful finishes coupled with modern Nordic style and comfy décor complete a casual resourceful and inimitable family home where every little detail has been tailored keeping in mind both the present and future needs of its denizens.
One can easily see a blend of rustic elegance and industrial overtones that are so unique to the region inside this space-savvy cabin. It is the top floor that holds the open plan living space with an ergonomic kitchen a small dining space and a spacious deck that serves as an additional dining zone.
The new extension seems to draw its inspiration from the many shipping container homes around as its design embraces metal and glass gleefully. Spread across it contains a beautiful kitchen draped in walnut and marble along with a lovely master bedroom that overlooks the private yard.
Townhouses in Vietnam definitely have a different appeal when compared to many others in the west with a strong tinge of ‘Southeast Asian colonial architecture’ still shaping the core of many of these structures.