Affordable housing is a major global concern and architects across the planet are coming up new solutions that bring housing within reach of a larger section of people. This obviously takes different shapes in different corners of the globe and each manifestation depends on available materials and existing building constraints.
Giving an old ranch-style Residence in Texas a new lease of life by altering its floor plan and turning its aging interior into a comfortable modern living space and working zone co(X)ist Studio completely transform the Y House.
Each volume of the house slowly and effortlessly flows into the covered terrace next to it as the green spaces bridge the kitchen and dining with the living area. Large glass domes cover each of the terraces and keep out the cold wind even as one enjoys warmth and sunshine without having to venture outdoors.
With one of the client being a drummer the architects decided to incorporate the design of the drum kit in a symbolic fashion with thee large circular windows that grace the front and the rear façade of the home.
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.
Life at this Mexican escape is both relaxing and comfortable with modern décor sitting snugly next to warm wooden finishes which become even more prominent thanks to the stunning ceiling. Large contemporary pendants above the dining area put the final touches on the serene space.