Having a challenging long and narrow shape, this chic loft located in historic downtown building of New York is required to accommodate a complex set of living requirements:
1. Since both husband and wife work from home, they need office and private space for their work;
2. They frequently entertain large groups. Hence, they need a spacious living, dinning and entertaining space;
3. They often have overnight guests, so they need enough living space for guests.
4. They have a large book collection, which means they need a space to store/display their books.
Designed by Robert Kolenik and his team, this luxurious villa is a truly “eco chic eye-candy for extremely comfortable living”. With the fully trust from the owner of the villa, Robert Kolenik and his team successfully transformed this villa into yet another successful eco chic design project. You can see the impressive details everywhere in this place. Take the living room as example, the grand, custom-made couch by Kolenik measuring 6.5m in length, together with a pivoting door from Kolenik’s own Bo’dor collection. The kitchen is simply fantastic – the illuminated tabletop is supported by nothing but a lychee tree trunk. The best part of this villa that embodies the home spa experience and boasts twin lit sinks in black onyx. Alough it is a bit weird to place the bathtub right in front of sink… But anyway, this is definitely incredible place to live.
Fitzroy House, remodeled and enhanced by Techne Architects, is a harmonious dream home exuding boldness and character. This project retains and restores the original frontage while adding a rear addition with three levels of new living space. The new and old part are seamlessly connected. Regular windows were replaced with glass panels to allow more light flow and better view of surrounding greenery. Moreover, archetictor clevely integrates artworks and personal items into the design, successfully creates playful and colorful living space.
Located in Singapore, the Willow House is a private residence designed by Guz Architects with a young family in mind. Since there is litter wind in Singapore, the architecture took advantage of its hilltop position and opens up the building plan to make the most of the prevailing breezes. Not only is nature being allowed inside, it is a large part of the building’s aesthetics. Moreover, to relatively dense urban environment of Singapore, designer tried to draw nature in as much as possible – rooftop grass lawn, in-house plant and beautiful garden. Such a nice and fresh place for living!
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