There are many things that inspire the design of a house. These often range from the view on offer outside vernacular design and historical context to choice of the homeowner and their many passions in life.
Delve beyond the black exterior of the house and one finds an interior that is largely dominated by white. Classic décor pieces like the Eames Lounger sit snugly next to the fireplace and give the residence an air of timelessness.
Designed by modus studio the residence borrows from the design of the classic dogtrot house and gives it a contemporary makeover. Overlooking the lovely landscape of the lush green Dogwood Canyon the charming house consists of two different sections that are connected by a large bridge structure draped in redwood.
Move beyond this and one finds a series of corridors outside in wood that add to the setting and extend it elegantly. With a stoic and minimal exterior the residence appears contemporary from the outside. Step in and all that wood gives away to a white and cheerful double-height area that also houses the dining space and kitchen.
Set in the beautiful and just an hour’s drive away from the city of Adelaide this particular CABN unit was crafted using locally sourced wood and provides a perfect refuge for those seeking solitude.
The balance between different structures is spot on with each bring its own uniqueness to the harmonious space. Natural light evenly illuminates the three different individual units that make up the house and the h-shaped overall plan allows for smart transitional zones and covered walkways outside.
But the by Studio B Architecture + Interiors in Boulder Colorado takes an entirely different approach as iconic art work from modern masters of minimalism like Frank Stella is the inspiration behind its dark and dashing exterior.
Surrounded by an oasis of greenery and a dashing backyard pool it is this outdoor hangout that becomes the new highlight of the residence. Designed by Rob Paulus Architects the Canopy House uses Douglas fir wood both on the inside and outside to create a visual link between the two spaces.