Contemporary homes are as much about the view outside as they are about the warm and inviting atmosphere inside. The Wallace Ridge home in Trousdale Estates Beverly Hills is a charming blend of both these elements as Whipple Russell Architects employed lavish décor and striking color palette to bring in a unique look to the house.
The interior of the home boasts features such as custom cabinets and pinewood flooring. In addition to the kitchen this 130 square-foot home includes a bathroom a living room and a loft (not included in the square footage). Side note: the walls of the home feature painted hardboard and the ceiling is crafted from maple plywood.
Our last featured upcycled silo home is not made from a silo that holds grain. In fact this home was designed from a silo used to hold oil. Introducing the Oil Silo Home designed by PinkCloud.dk. The concept for this home involves recycling oil silos and turning them into affordable housing. Below we see the home envisioned with the help of a variety of software programs.
Today at Decoist we go modular. In fact these modular homes are so spectacular we can’t decide what we like best about them! Is it the innovative design? Perhaps it’s the way they lend themselves to green living. Or maybe it’s their ability to maximize space in the most interesting of ways. It’s hard to deny the uniqueness of modular homes.
Next we shine the spotlight on Paradigm a prefab home that made a splash at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco California. This series of homes was developed by Bogue Trondowski Architects in conjunction with Method Homes:
The house grabs attention with its interesting contrasts crisp lines and an emphasized breezy feeling. It was built by Belzberg Architects in 2012 and a year later — this year — it managed to grab the 2013 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence award. The images will speak for themselves …
You can open and close the large swiveling glass doors that connect the dining space with the deck area depending on the season and the time of the day. Interesting art work in the kitchen adds a bit of color to an otherwise sleek and ergonomic space in white. The living space also employs a neutral color palette while the reading area utilizes a vivacious green couch to bring in the desired brightness. Ample natural ventilation along with beautiful chandeliers freshen up the space perfectly.