Moving away from materials like wood and plaster it is concrete blocks metal sheets and un-fired bricks that shape this modern-industrial home in a neighborhood with rich industrial heritage.
Designed by Desai Chia Architecture in collaborating with this dramatic contemporary residence instantly grabs your attention with the 20-foot-long cantilevered upper level and a charred wood exterior that dubbed ‘shou sugi ban’. The dark exterior lets the home standout visually even while ensuring that it melts away into darkness after sunset.
A personal workspace on an elevated platform in the home office sits directly below a skylight and provides a calm and unique work area that seems detached from the rest of the house.
The inquisitive cats can meander through the flowing ledge and access different vantage points and trap doors that allow them to navigate through the top two levels of the home.
The gable roof is a classic that has been eternally linked with the image of a dream family home. It is one of the first things that kids sketch in their art classes and even in a modern setting a gable roof instantly grabs your attention.
Designed by GITC Arquitectura to overcome these initial hurdles the contemporary family house sits on a specially designed base as the nature of soil on the agricultural lot was simply not conducive for construction.