If you love the adaptive reuse of structures then you are bound to instantly fall in love with the Water Factory in Victoria. Revamped and refurbished by Andrew Simpson Architects this Aussie home showcases a wonderful fusion of heritage exterior and contemporary interior with each influencing the other in a remarkable fashion.
Designed by Marina Vella Arquitectos sustainability and an ability to integrate with the natural backdrop were the key aspects that shaped Casa Chontay. A curved stone wall broken up by the presence of sleek tall windows greets you here even as the outdoor dining area and pergola leave a big impression.
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.
Despite the more traditional backdrop one is never far away from modern ergonomics and comfort here. Artwork and sculptural pieces that reflect Vietnamese culture and heritage complete this masterful vertical house.
The is filled with ample textural beauty and exudes a relaxed modern ambiance that relies largely on the use of a neutral color scheme and wonderful natural ventilation. While the framing of the entire house was completed in no more than two weeks the off-site development was complemented by parallel foundation work on the lot ensuring that the building time was kept down to an absolute minimum.
MiMo is one such elegant tasteful and unique style that finds its roots in larger Miami and Miami Beach. Miami Modernist (MiMo) came about as a response to international style and over the last few decades it has survived and evolved absorbing hot trends and the latest upgrades. The in Miami Beach Florida gives the timeless MiMo its own unique twist!
Then there is the matter of getting the style right with elegant contemporary overtones being extended into the garden and courtyard. But in finds a way to combine the outdoorsy charm with a dab of sophistication connecting its refined living space with a cultured courtyard.