The original open plan of this loft in Vancouver, Canada presented a challenge for design team Campos Leckie. It had to accommodate a young family within the spatial constraints of this urban loft. The floor plan only has access to natural light at one end of the loft space. As a solution, a series of sliding partitions are created to divide the open space of the lower floor, turning it into three bedrooms at night. During the day, the partitions are withdrawn and light fills the entire home.
Situated on Clifton Beach in the suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, the Victoria 50 apartments take full advantage of the ocean view. The interiors have plenty of natural light and the outdoor terraces are fully utilized for entertainment and viewing sunsets. Designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), these luxury apartments reflect the best of contemporary coastal living.
Robert and Cortney Novogratz of Sixx Design took a beat-up old building in New York City and transformed it into a functional, chic and fun family home for the couple and their six children. They installed glass balconies to maximize the view from the inside. For the interiors, they created a sleek and contemporary look and put a working vintage fountain on the back of the outdoor patio for contrast. For their kids, they built a basketball court on the roof and designed a dome over the court to mirror the dome of the building across the street.