The RainShine House is a beautiful contemporary home with green architecture in Decatur, Georgia. An unique butterfly roof with its inverted gable is designed to capture rain water which goes to a rain harvest system in the basement. The roof is also oriented to maximize southern exposure for the roof mounted photovoltaic system. Light shelves around the upper window sills bounce and diffuse light throughout the interior. The water (Rain) and solar (Shine) systems make this house the ultimate sustainable home for modern living.
Drawing influence from Frank Sinatra to the surf culture, this modern beach house in Manhattan Beach, California has a retro interior decor that connects the interior design with the exterior architecture. The casual sophistication of the interior space has a vibrant colour palette that blends with the exterior environment.
This family home in Sweden has a very calm and tranquil white background throughout. The interior design features cheerful colours that highlight the white canvas. The eclectic mix of decorative accessories such as wallpaper from Ralph Lauren, shelves from IKEA, paper lamp by Tord Boontje and a host of other items provide each room with interesting accents.
The Chelsea House in London, England got a modern makeover by Markam Associates. Wood flooring and glass dominate. Small colourful touches highlight the clean lines. The 2,800 sq. ft. home was refurbished with new staircase and conservatory. The interior decor is a modern tribute to Hollywood.
Finnish interior designer Eero Aarnio, well known for his plastic and fiberglass chairs, has furnished his home with colourful plastic furniture, including his famous ball chairs. The colourful plastic furnishing highlights the white canvas with a modern touch. The colours are cheerful without being overwhelming.
Natural sunlight is a major player in the interior design of this villa in Meadows, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The staircase is the centre of the house with one big open space wrapped around it. Interior architect Rania M. Hamed of Von Saldern Hamed Design LLC created interior spaces where the luxury of light connects the outside world with the rooms inside.
The renovation and restoration project for this art deco style shop house in Singapore on 55 Blair Road was an opportunity for architecture and interior design firm Ong & Ong to promote open plan living. The courtyard with swimming pool serves as a large light well with aluminum walls to reflect sunlight, brightening the house and its enclosed spaces. The minimalist approach to the interior design with white walls and minimalist kitchen and bathroom creates a relax environment for its occupants. This modern home strikes a balance between nature and open plan contemporary living.
The Dolomites House in the Dolomite mountains in the Italian Alps at the border between Italy and Austria was remodelled by JM Architecture. Everything has been custom designed, from the kitchen to the see-though-the outside gas fireplace. The bright and open concept of the house is enhanced by custom built maple wood floor. The large glass sliding doors create interaction between indoor and outdoor. In the garden, tall wood walls and ipe wood deck surround the house. The sunbathing platform with a Jacuzzi completes this contemporary Alpine home.