‘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.
Altering both the visual appeal and functional form of a home that was originally built in 1905 Baukultur/ca turned a seemingly ordinary home in into a cheerful bright and inviting modern residence. Both the new interior and the exterior rely largely on elegant use of wood and a neutral color palette that employs white in an extensive fashion. It is the lower level that contains the new living area kitchen and dining space that tastefully flow into the gorgeous rear deck even as the top floor holds the bedrooms and other private spaces.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
The mezzanine level also features a teen retreat as personal spaces are cleverly delineated from social zones even while natural light flows through unhindered. With a modern industrial vibe and adaptive design that is also planet-friendly this suburban home is indeed a visual treat!
It is the ground floor that houses the open living area and the top level that contains the master suite along with other bedrooms and bathrooms. It is undoubtedly the exterior that steals the show at this flamboyant home with moving wooden panels on the top level and vertical brise soleil covering the ground floor giving the street façade a sense of uniqueness and inviting aura.