Hollywood has long been known as a place where dreams are brought to life through the lens of a camera and wealthy actors live lavishly. From Marilyn and Audrey to Bogart and Bacall the homes and movie sets of some of the most famous entertainment icons in history were created or influenced by designers like Dorothy Draper and William Haines.
It is pretty evident that most contemporary home owners are opting for a home office area that allows them to not just work from home but also allows them to bring home work on a few days of their choice. The arrangement is becoming more and more popular as ergonomic and stylish home office areas are now more common than ever before.
With the building passing the minimal maintenance criteria a 20000-litre subterranean water tank is used to collect all roof water runoff natural ventilation and heat regulation and loads of other ‘green’ features this stylish home in Melbourne is as pleasing for the planet as it is on the eyes!
Some of the visibly distinct and fascinating features of the home include the generous use of glass its U-shaped structure that links two separate properties using a common entrance and a cool driveway a refreshing pool that offers a wonderful textural contrast to the surrounding glass and stone flowing an spacious interiors clad in simple neutral shades clean and refined lines simple and minimalist décor and a lighting scheme that brings out the best features of the building.
The idea was to design a sustainable and spacious structure which is made out of a single pallet of material. The wide open living and dining spaces along with the kitchen area the bathrooms laundry a couple of private bedrooms and even a bunkroom complete the quarters.
Overlooking the port Philip Bay area the home designed by Maddison Architects is an amalgamation of two distinct structures into one. The idea is to bring together a south and a north facing facade with simple and elegant design. While this gives the house a unique look it also helps in terms of energy management and ventilation a great deal.
The Iberian Peninsula is renowned for providing some of the most scenic getaways in all of Europe and its old world charm along with relaxed environment and great climate all throughout the year attracts millions from across the continent and even the Atlantic. Located in one of the scenic spots of the region is and it does lend a refreshing sense of modernity to a setting that is otherwise drenched in tradition and unspoiled natural beauty.