A large winding entryway leads to the more stoic home where straight lines minimalist style and sophisticated décor dominate the setting. Custom triangular skylights bring even more light into the bedroom and bathrooms on the top level while sliding glass doors accomplish the same on the lower level.
All the four homes share a common terrace that also contains walkways that weave through the thick vegetation and provide stunning views of the scenery outside. Apart from the expansive deck each house has a cross-shaped floor plan with the living area bedroom entrance and bathroom all enjoying a wonderful view of the many sights and sounds outside. Living among the treetops becomes even more tranquil with the natural interiors eliminating any unnecessary disturbances and the décor being kept simple minimal and unassuming.
A ground source heat pump and a wood-fired boiler provide additional heating in the winter months while the smart system of shades ensure that there is absolutely no necessity of air conditioning in the summer months. Essentially this is a farmhouse that cuts back on power consumption and aims to reduce its carbon footprint as much as possible.
Pinewood is often associated with uninspired run-of-the-mill furniture and interiors. Yet this versatile timber has many modern applications. Long-lasting and sustainable there is a certain honest and homey quality about ; still it offers so much more. The interiors featured below reflect a clean contemporary expression of pinewood’s use in residential spaces. Aesthetic and striking they showcase its capacity for good design.
Designed by Cheng Franco Arquitectos it is the innovative use of corten steel panels for the upper cantilevered levels that catches your attentions instantly. The steel panels give the holiday home a dynamic colorful and texturally vibrant exterior even as concrete acts as the more stoic counterpart.