On the other side of the TV wall is another small informal relaxation space along with custom shelving a small kitchen dining area and home office zone. Each and every room of the house embraces minimalism with a dash of inviting warmth even as clever change in flooring and lighting delineates spaces without visual fragmentation.
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.
Despite the large ranch that surrounds this modern retreat the structure itself is modest and occupies just. Divided into three distinct cantilevered units the house offers a wonderful view of the green ranch even while giving those inside all the privacy they need. It is concrete and corten steel panels that shape the exterior of House N with the formers used for the lower level and on the inside.
Lighting is often an afterthought for potential homeowners dreaming up their house. But ultimately it is lighting that plays the most important role in defining the ambiance of your home.
It is a curated balance of the natural and the man-made with the central courtyard acting as the common social zone. Flanked by the public and private wings of the house on one side and an outdoor living area along with a series of fruit trees on the other the courtyard is both spacious and secluded.
This contemporary residence in Taipei City moves away from this mundane approach to living room design thanks to the creative folk Alfonso Ideas. The open minimal and inviting living area of this small residence has been divided into two different parts using an internal wall and yet one space effortlessly flows into the next.
Improvising on the idea of the classic holiday cabin in the woods this contemporary vacation home brings together several individual structures to create a comfortable and breezy escape. The sculptural wood and glass exterior of each edifice adds to the overall experience even as a forest filled with strawberry trees and pines provides a cloak of greenery.