It is simply spellbinding when you see modern architects and designers pull out all the stops to create lavish homes that incorporate not just a great design but also amazing ergonomics. Glass stone and wood have been pretty much the materials of choice when it comes to creating fabulous contemporary homes that range from the warm and the welcoming to the minimalistic and magical. This astounding and extravagant U-shaped glass house located in Houghton Johannesburg is all about unabated opulence. Designed by SAOTA () along with Antoni Associates this home charms you with its transparent brilliance.
The décor inside is kept simple and uncomplicated and with a refreshing pool plenty of outdoor space and wooden patios that promise some amazing evenings this is well and truly a beach house that delivers everything it promises.
The use of glass for this purpose has several benefits as it is easy to use retractable glass walls when compared to other materials thanks to their lighter weight but more importantly it only keeps the noise out while still giving visual access.
Contemporary homes and villas seem to be as much about spectacular and stunning views of the landscape they overlook as they are about stylish and sleek interiors. Designers and home owners are placing greater importance on integrating the surroundings into the design of the structure itself and when the backdrop is laced with tropical forests unending green canopy and refreshing views of the Andaman Sea it is pretty hard to find fault with the logic! The mesmerizing nestled in one of the quiet and isolated corners of Thailand brings together various design and textural elements to create a modern-day villa that is all about living it up in style.
Los Angeles is renowned for its chic modern buildings and homes that are an example of what contemporary design wrapped in luxury should ideally look like. Here is another stunning home located on a gorgeous hilly setting of LA that seems to crisply amalgamate modern minimalistic trends with a love for nature to create a chic and ergonomic home that is dazzling both in terms of sleek form and ergonomic function. Designed by Aleks Istanbullu Architects the house embraces the vivid shades of nature on the outside with stripes of varying shades of green that ensure it blends in with the surrounding green.
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.
One of the characteristic features of most contemporary home designs doled out by A-cero Architects is the way in which they use dark stone to create structures that are both appealing and exude an understated class. This sleek home in Pozuelo de Alarcón in Spain is another case in the point as it employs stone dark granite and marble travertine in an elaborate fashion to create a private structure that is wrapped up in delightful curves.