This Home Extension Wraps Around A Bay Window Creating A Small Courtyard

This Home Extension Wraps Around A Bay Window Creating A Small Courtyard

Mulroy Architects has designed a modern house extension for a home in London, England, that wraps around an existing bay window.

A modern rear extension with a curved window creates space for a small courtyard and protects the original bay window.

The aim of the project was to maximize the available space throughout the property without disturbing the original Victorian bay window at the rear.

A modern rear extension with a curved window creates space for a small courtyard and protects the original bay window.

The architects did this by creating an extension with a new open plan dining room and kitchen, with the dark blue kitchen cabinets adding a colorful accent to the space.

A modern rear extension with a new open plan dining room and kitchen, with the dark blue kitchen cabinets adding a colorful accent to the space. A curved window provides views of a small courtyard and original bay window.
A modern rear extension with a new open plan dining room and kitchen, with the dark blue kitchen cabinets adding a colorful accent to the space. A curved window provides views of a small courtyard and original bay window.

The new open plan area includes a frameless curved window that protects the original bay window and provides an abundance of natural light to the interior.

The small open-air courtyard between the bay window and the frameless window can be accessed from within the original home, and includes a white pebble ground cover, some planters, and string lights.

The small open-air courtyard between the bay window and the frameless window can be accessed from within the original home and includes a white pebble ground cover, some planters, and string lights.

A bay window with a door opens to a small courtyard that has views of the new extension.
Photography by Dan Glasser | Architect: Mulroy Architects | Contractor: Carnot Construction | Structural Engineer: SD Structures | Glazing Contractor: IQ Glass

A Retractable Curved Glass Wall Is The Face Of This Small Round Cabin

A Retractable Curved Glass Wall Is The Face Of This Small Round Cabin

French company Lumicene has shared their latest project, LumiPod 6, a small cabin that has been installed for their client, that has views of Lake Geneva.

The 279 square foot (26sqm) cabin is circular in its design, with vertical wood cladding the exterior.

A small round cabin includes an exterior of vertical dark wood siding.

At the front of the cabin, there’s a 19 foot (6m) diameter Lumicene window, allowing the interior space to be occasionally transformed into an outdoor space.

At the front of this small round cabin, there's a 19 foot (6m) diameter Lumicene window, allowing the interior space to be occasionally transformed into an outdoor space.

Inside the LumiPod, there’s a bedroom, a kitchen area, a dining area, a bathroom, and a built-in wardrobe.

At the front of this small round cabin, there's a 19 foot (6m) diameter Lumicene window, allowing the interior space to be occasionally transformed into an outdoor space.

The joinery is custom made in natural oak wood veneer, the ceiling panels are covered with wool felt, and the bed, which looks like it’s floating, is integrated into a shallow niche.

Inside the LumiPod, there's a bedroom, a kitchen area, a dining area, a bathroom, and a built-in wardrobe.

The gray, white, and wood bathroom is located behind the bedroom and includes floor-to-ceiling small square tiles that cover the walls.

A modern bathroom with walls covered in small square grey tiles.
A modern bathroom with walls covered in small square grey tiles.
A modern bathroom with walls covered in small square grey tiles.

Here’s a look at the cabin with the glass wall completely open. At night, it can be closed with curtains drawn for a more private atmosphere.

A modern round cabin with a curved glass wall that disappears.
A modern round cabin with a curved glass wall.

Here’s a look at the layout of the round cabin.

A small round cabin includes an exterior of vertical dark wood, a large curved glass wall that can be opened, as well as a bedroom and a bathroom.
LumiPod by Lumicene. Photography by Kevin Dolmaire

A Long Sliding Wood Wall Hides This Kitchen From View

A Long Sliding Wood Wall Hides This Kitchen From View

Studio Jordano Valota has designed a new home in Brazil, that has a large open plan main living area.

An interesting design element they included in the main floor of the house, is a long sliding wood wall that can close off the kitchen from the dining area and the living room.

A modern home with a sliding wood wall that can hide the kitchen from the open plan dining area and living room.

The sliding wood wall can be opened to reveal the large kitchen with an expansive island that seats eight, as well as a warm wood ceiling.

A modern home with a sliding wood wall that can hide the kitchen and expansive island from the open plan dining area and living room.
A modern kitchen with an oversized island with room for 8 people to sit at.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the house…

The home is located on an irregular corner lot, with the curb appeal showcasing steps with hidden lighting, and uplighting the palm trees.

This modern home is located on an irregular corner lot, with the curb appeal showcasing steps with hidden lighting, and uplighting the palm trees.

At the rear of the home, there’s a swimming pool and patio that are hidden from street views. Large sliding glass doors open to the interior of the home.

A modern house with a swimming pool and patio.
A modern house with a swimming pool and patio.
A modern house with screens that shade the interior rooms.

The living room is flooded with natural light from the oversized windows and sliding doors, while the stairs draw attention to the double-height ceiling.

This mdoern living room is flooded with natural light from the oversized windows and sliding doors, while the stairs draw attention to the double height ceiling.
This mdoern living room is flooded with natural light from the oversized windows and sliding doors, while the stairs draw attention to the double height ceiling.

In one of the bedrooms, hidden lighting is featured under the bed and along the one edge of the ceiling.

In this modern bedroom, hidden lighting is featured under the bed and along the one edge of the ceiling.

Here’s a look at the floor plan of the home.

The floor plan of a modern two storey house.
Photography by 3por1studio | Architects: Studio Jordano Valota

A Terraced Yard Makes The Most Of The Sloped Property At This Home

A Terraced Yard Makes The Most Of The Sloped Property At This Home

Photography by David Sievers

Mountford Williamson Architecture has designed a new home in Australia, that includes views across the neighboring vineyard and beyond.

The ‘L’ shaped floorplan of the home creates protected outdoor space and works with the topography of the site.

Making use of the sloped site, this modern yard has multiple levels that provide various areas for entertaining and relaxing.
Photography by David Sievers

Making use of the sloped site, the yard has multiple levels that provide various areas for entertaining and relaxing.

Making use of the sloped site, the yard has multiple levels that provide various areas for entertaining and relaxing.
Photography by David Sievers

The different levels of the yard are complemented by large boulders and plants of varying sizes. These plants also line the rear patio that wraps around the home.

The different levels of the yard are complemented by large boulders and plants of varying sizes. These plants also line the rear patio that wraps around the home.
Photography by David Sievers
A modern house with a wrap around porch.
Photography by David Sievers

At night, exterior lighting highlights the wood accents and patio.

Wood-framed sliding glass doors open the living spaces to a wrap around patio.
Photography by David Sievers
Wood-framed sliding glass doors open the living spaces to a wrap around patio.
Photography by David Sievers

The use of natural materials such as rammed earth and timber bring warmth to the home and helps establish a relationship with its bushland surroundings.

A modern covered front entrance with a large wood front door.
Photography by David Sievers
A modern entryway with a wood front wood and a rammed earth wall.
Photography by Jacqui Way

The interior, designed by Fabrikate, includes an open plan kitchen, dining, and living area, which has an immediate relationship with the outdoor entertaining space, and can be accessed through the wood-framed sliding glass doors.

A modern interior with an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, which has an immediate relationship with the outdoor entertaining space, and can be accessed through the wood framed sliding glass doors.
Photography by David Sievers
A modern interior with an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, which has an immediate relationship with the outdoor entertaining space, and can be accessed through the wood framed sliding glass doors.
Photography by David Sievers

A quieter space in the home that also opens to the outdoors, is a full-width day bed by the window, that takes advantage of the terrace and pool views.

A quieter space in thsi home that also opens to the outdoors, is a full width day bed by the window, that takes advantage of the terrace and pool views.
Photography by David Sievers

The home also has a large dark wood custom bookshelf that includes storage cabinets below.

A large dark wood custom bookshelf that includes storage cabinets below.
Photography by David Sievers

In one of the bedrooms, large windows and a sliding door provide an uninterrupted tree view.

Large windows and a sliding door provide an uninterrupted tree view in a modern bedroom.
Photography by Jacqui Way
Large windows and a sliding door provide an uninterrupted tree view in a modern bedroom.
Photography by Jacqui Way

In the bathrooms, dark wood vanities have been paired with dark flooring and light-colored walls.

A modern bathroom with a dark wood vanity that's been paired with dark flooring and light colored walls.
Photography by Jacqui Way
A modern bathroom with a dark wood vanity that's been paired with dark flooring and light colored walls.
Photography by Jacqui Way

This Arch-Shaped Home Has A Modular Design So It Can Be Disassembled And Rebuilt In A New Location

This Arch-Shaped Home Has A Modular Design So It Can Be Disassembled And Rebuilt In A New Location

Atelier Marko Brajovic has designed a modern house that’s located on the border of the Serra da Bocaina National Park, close to the city of Paraty in Brazil.

The home, named ‘ARCA’, was built from the top-down, with the roof set up first and then the rest of the house was built under it.  

This modern arched shell house design uses ultra-light Galvalume (carbon steel + aluminium + zinc) modules that were assembled on site in only one week, and can be easily disassembled and rebuilt at a new location, if required

The arched shell design uses ultra-light Galvalume (carbon steel + aluminium + zinc) modules that were assembled on-site in only one week and can be easily disassembled and rebuilt at a new location if required.

After the shelter was built, the wooden deck was installed, extending the living space inside.

A modern house with an arched roof, a wall of windows, and a deck.

Inside the home, the main dining area, living room, and kitchen are all open plan.

A modern home with an arched metal roof has an open floor plan, and a full wall of windows.

From this view, you can see the design of the roof and how it arches over all of the rooms.

A modern home with an arched metal roof has a small kitchen, and a full wall of windows.

Behind one of the sliding barn doors off the open social areas, is the bedroom. Wood details add warmth to the room, while a door opens to the deck.

Wood details adds a warmth to the bedroom, while a door opens to the deck.

The bathroom is located behind a second barn door and has a shower with views of the forest.

A modern bathroom lined with wood, that has a shower with tree views.
Photography by Victor Affaro | Author: Atelier Marko Brajovic | Creative Director: Marko Brajovic Project | Project Director: Bruno Bezerra | Assistant Architect: Lucas de Sordi |Production team: Atelier Marko Brajovic | Manufacture & set up: Expobrax, Lindomar Princisval 

Before & After – A Modern Remodel For A 1970’s Brick House

Before & After – A Modern Remodel For A 1970’s Brick House

Fabric Architecture has completed the modern remodel of a 1970’s red brick Australian classic which had come to the end of its life.

Located in Shelly Beach, the original house had a carport at the front. When talking about the updated facade, the architects mention, “The design consists of a low scale private street frontage that takes from the simplicity of the new Japanese aesthetic.”

Fabric Architecture have completed the modern remodel of an 70’s red brick Australian classic which had come to the end of its life.

At the rear of the home, an expansive yard and small building received a double-height, light-filled space that incorporates a large “pop up” into the existing core of the home where the stand-alone kitchen pod and dining area are situated.

The rear of this remodeled home includes a covered outdoor kitchen and dining area, as well as a pool and expansive yard, where the home owners can relax and give the children space to roam.

A new covered outdoor space includes a kitchen with BBQ and outdoor dining, with a breeze block wall providing shade and letting the breeze through.

The rear of this modern home includes a covered outdoor kitchen and dining area, as well as a pool and expansive yard, where the home owners can relax and give the children space to roam.
The rear of this modern home includes a covered outdoor kitchen and dining area, as well as a pool and expansive yard, where the home owners can relax and give the children space to roam.

The rear of the home also includes a pool and expansive yard, where the homeowners can relax and give the children space to roam.

The rear of this modern home includes a pool and expansive yard, where the home owners can relax and give the children space to roam.

The covered entryway to the home is sandwiched between the wood slat wall and the new gray brick wall, while inside, it opens to a hallway with wood floors and striking black and red artwork.

The covered entryway to this modern home is sandwiched between the wood slat wall and the new gray brick wall.
A modern entryway with wood flooring.

The interiors, designed by Georgia Cannon, include a new dining room with benches that wrap around the corner of the room and provide plenty of seating when combined with the dining chairs.

A modern dining room with benches that wrap around the corner of the room and provide plenty of seating when combined with the dining chairs.
A modern dining room with benches that wrap around the corner of the room and provide plenty of seating when combined with the dining chairs.
A modern dining room with benches that wrap around the corner of the room and provide plenty of seating when combined with the dining chairs.
A modern home interior with floor flooring, large windows, a dining area with built-in kitchen, and minimalist kitchen.

The nearby kitchen has a minimalist design that includes an integrated fridge, and a large white island with wood detailing.

This kitchen has a minimalist design that includes an integrated fridge, and a large white island with wood detailing.
This kitchen has a minimalist design that includes an integrated fridge, and a large white island with wood detailing.

In one of the bedrooms, wood shelving and a desk have been built into the wall, while the window adds natural light to the room.

In this modern bedroom, wood shelving and a desk have been built into the wall, while the window adds natural light to the room.

The new bathroom includes a floating wood vanity with a white countertop, round mirrors, white wall tiles, a minimalist pendant light, and a patterned tile floor.

This modern bathroom includes a floating wood vanity with white countertop, round mirrors, white wall tiles, a minimalist pendant light, and patterned tile floor.

In the shower, there are dual shower heads, a frameless glass door, and a skylight.

In this modern shower, there's dual shower heads, a frameless glass door, white tiles, and a skylight.
Photography by Damien Furey | Project Architect: Fabric Architecture | Interior Design: Georgia Cannon | Builder: Optimal Building Developments | Electrical: One Connection | Kitchen & Joinery: P.A Zalbergs | Engineer: Phillips Burton

Operable Metal Screens Wrap Around The Exterior Of This Home

Operable Metal Screens Wrap Around The Exterior Of This Home

Architecture firm 85 Design, has recently completed a modern single-story house in Vietnam, for a multi-generational family.

The house design includes wrap-around metal screens that help create an open-air corridor around the interior spaces.

A modern house with operable metal screens that wrap around the exterior and provide an outdoor corridor.

The paneled iron screens cover the exterior and help with shade when the sun’s too hot, when the rain is too heavy, or when security is needed.

A modern house with operable metal screens that wrap around the exterior and provide an outdoor corridor.

From within the home, the screens still allow the breeze to pass through and the views of the garden to be seen.

A modern kids bedroom that opens to an outdoor corridor with metal screens

The screens, which are light enough to be easily moved by just pushing, hang from a track that’s located underneath the overhang of the roof.

A modern house with operable metal screens that wrap around the exterior and create an outdoor corridor.

The screens also have small locks at the bottom that can be used to hold them in place when they are closed.

Moveable metal screens can be opened to allow the interior spaces access to the garden.
Moveable metal screens can be opened to allow the interior spaces access to the garden and deck.

When opened, they can be pushed, revealing the wall of windows behind them. The black framed glass doors open the interior spaces to the deck, creating an extension of the living spaces and bedrooms.

Moveable metal screens can be opened to allow the interior spaces access to the garden.

At night, the light from within the rooms and dedicated vertical lights at the end of the interior walls shine brightly through the screens, giving the home a lantern-like appearance.

At night, the light from within the rooms, as well as dedicated vertical lights at the end of the interior walls, shine brightly through metal screens, giving this home a lantern-like appearance.
Photography courtesy of To Huu Dung | Architecture Firm: 85 Design | Lead Architect: To Huu Dung

A Plank Of Wood In Front Of A Window Is An Easy Way To Make A Desk For A Home Office

A Plank Of Wood In Front Of A Window Is An Easy Way To Make A Desk For A Home Office

Architecture firm JTA (Jacobs Thomas & Associates), has designed the remodel and addition of a house in Melbourne, Australia, for a busy retired couple who wanted to downsize into a smaller house without compromising on amenities.

One of the main requests of the couple was that they would each have their own desk.

A modern home office with a solid oak wood desk that takes advantage of the window views.

The desks, both of which have a similar design, include a simple wood desk that runs the width of the open room.

A modern home office with a solid oak wood desk that takes advantage of the window views.

The minimalist design of the solid oaks desks allows for a clutter free workspace, while the second desk is located at the opposite end of the room. There’s also shelving built into the wall above a cabinet.

A modern home office with a solid oak wood desk that takes advantage of the window views.

Both desks take advantage of the windows that add plenty of natural light and provide views of trees and shrubs outside.

A home office with black window frames that has views of the garden.
A home office with a view of the garden.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the home…

A large portion of the original house was retained thus minimizing unnecessary demolition, reconstruction, and waste.

An Australian home with dark grey trim and red bricks.

The design reworked the back of the original house by consolidating several rooms, opened the rear elevation to the garden, and added a smaller ‘service block’ to the side, that includes a laundry, walk-in pantry, and study.

A modern rear addition that has a partially covered patio and large sliding glass doors.

The social areas of the home, like the living room, dining area, and kitchen, share the same polished concrete floor. This helps to create a seamless look and due to its light color, it helps reflect light throughout the space.

The social areas of this mdoern home, like the living room, dining area, and kitchen, share the same polished concrete floor. This helps to create a seamless look and due to its light color, it helps reflect light throughout the space.

A large picture window by the dining area perfectly frames the tree outside.

A large picture window by this dining area perfectly frames the tree outside.

In the kitchen, minimalist hardware-free white cabinets have been paired with complementing honed Elba countertops.

In this all-white kitchen, minimalist hardware free white cabinets have been paired with complementing honed Elba countertops.

In the bathroom, honed Carrara Bianco marble was used for both the vanity countertop and the flooring.

In this modern all white bathroom, honed Carrara Bianco marble was used for both the vanity countertop and the flooring.
In this modern all white bathroom, honed Carrara Bianco marble was used for both the vanity countertop and the flooring.

In one of the original bedrooms, a custom furniture piece in mustard yellow adds a colorful accent that complements both the flooring and bedspread.

In this updated bedroom, a custom furniture piece in mustard yellow adds a colorful accent that complements both the flooring and bedspread.
Photography by Lisbeth Grosmann | Architect: JTA (Jacobs Thomas & Associates) | Builders: Resicon Master Builders | Structural and Civil Engineers: Vistek

Grey Terrazzo Tiles Help Create A Moody Feeling In These Bathrooms

Grey Terrazzo Tiles Help Create A Moody Feeling In These Bathrooms

Australian architecture and design firm Studio Griffiths has completed the remodel of a home that included the updating of the bathrooms.

The new bathrooms use Terrazzo throughout, complementing the moody, tones of black and grey.

Modern grey and black bathroom with terrazzo tile covered walls, and a black framed glass shower screen.

The theme of grey, black, and charcoal extends throughout all of the spaces, with the recurrent grid motif, seen in the steel-framed shower screen and the grid of the tiles, influenced by the existing form of the windows.

Modern grey and black bathroom with terrazzo tile covered walls, and a black framed glass shower screen.

The main en-suite bathroom features a wall of custom diamond-cut terrazzo, a geometric shift designed to surprise and relieve the eye, while the Ottocento bath by Agape rests below the window.

This modern main en-suite bathroom features a wall of custom diamond-cut terrazzo, a geometric shift designed to surprise and relieve the eye, while the Ottocento bath by Agape rests below the window.
This modern main en-suite bathroom features a wall of custom diamond-cut terrazzo, a geometric shift designed to surprise and relieve the eye, while the Ottocento bath by Agape rests below the window.

The extremely minimalist and slimline consoles by Ex.t, have black steel frames with white countertops and integrated basins, adding a lightness to the otherwise dark bathrooms.

The extremely minimalist and slimline consoles by Ex.t, have black steel frames with white countertops and integrated basins, adding a lightness to the otherwise dark bathrooms.
The extremely minimalist and slimline consoles by Ex.t, have black steel frames with white countertops and integrated basins, adding a lightness to the otherwise dark bathrooms.

‘Potter DS’ ceramic wall lights from Anchor Ceramics accent the grey tile walls, and complement the tapware from Brodware.

‘Potter DS’ ceramic wall lights from Anchor Ceramics accent the grey Terrazzo tile walls, and complement the tapware from Brodware.

The ‘Plateau’ mirrors by Sebastian Herkner, add a curved detail to the bathrooms.

‘Potter DS’ ceramic wall lights from Anchor Ceramics accent the grey Terrazzo tile walls, and complement the tapware from Brodware.
Photography by Sharyn Cairns | Editorial Styling: Studio Moore | Builder: Bernie Everett Building

A Delightful Terraced Garden Sits In Front Of This Outdoor Dining Room

A Delightful Terraced Garden Sits In Front Of This Outdoor Dining Room

 

Andrew Mann Architecture has completed the remodel of a home in Sonoma, California, that includes a newly designed garden with tiered planters and a covered outdoor entertaining space, when having these type of spaces you need to learn different Ways to Properly Store Outdoor Furniture.

A modern garden with an covered outdoor dining area and terraced built-in planters made from concrete.

The garden pavilion, which was designed by Andrew Mann Architecture, also included the hardscape and layout of the fences, as well as the surrounding planter beds.

A modern garden with an covered outdoor dining area and terraced built-in planters made from concrete.

The dining pavilion, which can be lit up at night, acts as an outdoor entertaining space that’s surrounded by peaceful gardens completed by Christa Moné.

A modern garden with an covered outdoor dining area and terraced built-in planters made from concrete.
A modern garden with terraced built-in planters made from concrete.

The raised planters, which have a simple concrete border are filled with flowering plants of different sizes.

A modern garden with terraced built-in planters.
A modern garden with terraced built-in planters.

The pavilion, which has a sloped roof, is built from dark stained wood and has a large open area dedicated to outdoor dining.

An outdoor pavilion includes dining area, a kitchen area with fridges, a pizza oven and firewood storage, as well as a separate space for storing garden items. This small room can be hidden from view by the large sliding barn doors.

The pavilion also includes a kitchen area with fridges, a pizza oven, and firewood storage, as well as a separate space for storing garden items. This small room can be hidden from view by the large sliding barn doors.

An outdoor pavilion includes dining area, a kitchen area with fridges, a pizza oven and firewood storage, as well as a separate space for storing garden items. This small room can be hidden from view by the large sliding barn doors.

Let’s take a look around the main house…

Architect Andrew Mann and interior designer Katie McCaffrey of Angus – McCaffrey Interior Design collaborated on the partial remodel of the house, which was originally built in 1974 by Roland Miller Associates.

A modern house with large windows.

Andrew focused on form making, while Katie defined a material palette different in feel and mood from their client’s city house. Exposed wood beams and a wood ceiling complement the wood floors and furniture found in the open plan living room and dining area.

A modern open plan living room and dining room with high ceilings and plenty of natural light.
A modern open plan dining room with high ceilings and plenty of natural light.

Behind the dining room is the kitchen, which includes minimalist white and gray cabinets, a breakfast bar, and an island with a waterfall countertop.

A modern kitchen which includes minimalist white and gray cabinets, a breakfast bar, and an island with a waterfall countertop.
A modern kitchen which includes minimalist white and gray cabinets, a breakfast bar, and an island with a waterfall countertop.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a secondary smaller and more casual dining area.

A small casual dining area with a round table and leather chairs.

In the bedrooms, there are high ceilings and walls of wood-framed windows that fill the rooms with natural light.

A modern bedroom with high ceilings and a wall of wood-framed windows.
A modern bedroom with a simple design.

In the bathrooms, the color palettes have been kept neutral, with only the tile flooring providing a decorative accent.

A modern bathroom with a high ceiling and a wall of wood-framed windows.
A modern bathroom with a walk-in shower that includes a bench and built-in shower niche.
A modern bathroom with a floating vanity and patterned tile flooring.
Photography by David Wakely Photography | Architecture: Andrew Mann Architecture | Interior Design: Angus-McCaffrey Interior Design | Landscaping: Christa Moné