‘Lightness’ was the keyword during both the planning and execution phase as prefab Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and metallic frame that relied on tension for stability helped pull off a sustainable and mesmerizing retreat.
Linking the living area kitchen and dining along with additional bedrooms on one side with the master suite deck and reading room on the other the glassy lounge provides the perfect transition zone between public and private spaces. Allowing the homeowners to enjoy the outdoors even on a hot summer day filtered sunlight and ever-changing shadows alter the visual appeal of the extension throughout the day.
Despite its seemingly daring form the innovative extension feels perfectly at home in the more traditional backdrop with aging metallic finishes and unassuming décor completing the open interior. A neutral backdrop in pristine white pastel hues that usher in an air of femininity and bright warm metallics which dazzle at every turn – is a residence that definitely moves away from the stereotypical townhouse!
Designed by Klopf Architecture the modern family residence has a sloped roof that gives the street façade a low modest look even as the rear structure brings the outdoors inside with its wall of glass! Wood steel and concrete shape the energy-efficient interior where passive heating and cooling techniques LED lighting fixtures and smart insulation help cut back on the carbon footprint.
Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.