In fact rigid walls are kept to an absolute minimum here giving the dwelling a relaxing vibe. With the interior and the garden and pool deck outside flowing into one another almost seamlessly the greenery outside becomes an integral part of the living area indoors.
Since we are in Brazil there is absolutely no escaping the strong influence of ‘life on the beach’ with curated artwork and fascinating photo collages making their presence felt in the bedroom and dining area.
Each of three cottage-style structures of the home has its own purpose with the first one serving as a garage and workshop as it sits at the end of a winding driveway that leads you into the lot.
It is not very often that the same architect is brought in to revamp and renovate a home even though it has been more than 2 decades since the first redesign. But of W3 Architects found himself in this unique spot as he was asked to expand and revitalize a Santa Monica home from the 1950s that he first upgraded in 1989 himself.
Translucent glass panels are pretty underrated when it comes to home design and barring a few kitchen cabinets and shower doors you do not really see them being used extensively. But the extravagant and vivacious by Pascali Semerdjian Architects in Brazil puts glass panels to perfect use as translucent partitions simple glass dividers and wooden slats combine to offer the best of privacy and unabated connectivity with the landscape.
Both environmental and bushfire norms dictate the overall contours of the by Alexandra Buchanan Architecture which flows into the landscape that surrounds it and blurs the traditional indoor-outdoor boundaries.
Operable sliding panels bring in another layer of flexibility and adaptability to a beautiful and sensible makeover that draws you in with its distinct industrial-modern flavor and smart utilization of space.