Celebrating old structures and discarded buildings by turning them into elegant modern homes not only pays a tribute to the past but also offers a future that is sustainable and affordable.
The exterior of this Aussie home brings together form and functionality effortlessly as fire-resistant spotted gum cladding and concrete panels offer perfect insulation along with visual and textural intrigue. It is this blend of materials that gives the residence its unique identity and this balance between concrete and warm wooden elements is also continued indoors.
The growing desire among homeowners to go green coupled with impressive overhauls pulled off by architects and designers across the planet seem to be the forces driving the popularity of adaptive reuse. Today we head over to London to take a look at one such beautiful makeover that transformed an into a luxurious modern dwelling.
Paddington is an inner suburb of Brisbane that is nestled largely on steep ridges hills and undulating terrain. It is barely a surprise then that this lovely family home also sits on a steeply sloping lot which defined the overall silhouette and style of the residence.
A renovation that relied on opening up the interior with a series of sliding floor doors the makeover completely altered the ambiance indoors by bringing in a flood of natural light. A more open plan living area saw the living space kitchen and dining room becoming one as previous walls were brought down in favor of a more free-flowing interior.
With passive heating and cooling techniques incorporated into its design and top-notch insulation every attempt has been made to keep the carbon footprint of the ranch minimal – an absolute delight for those who have the planet’s best interest at heart!
Located in Singapore was no different with its showing signs of fatigue and aging as the interior became a dark dreary mess filled with unnecessary partitions. Transforming it into a bright and beautiful modern home Atelier M+A made sure that it was the perfect dwelling for a young family and their fast-paced urban lifestyle.