Pb Elemental Architecture is the company which designed this beautiful modern house with many limitations. First of all the budget was very tight but the clients family was large and still growing. The site is only 1600 square foot although the Elemental Architecture managed to fit everything needed on it. The house includes four bedrooms, two baths, an open kitchen, dining and living areas, an entry corridor, a utilities area, a large storage room and an accessory dwelling unit with a full kitchen, bath, laundry and closet. In the end the building footprint is only 790 square feet with building cost of $167/sf and beautiful modern interior design.
The game of black and white colors is a usual fashionable theme of interior design. If you one of those people who think that nothing can be more modern than combination of glossy black and white elements then you’ll be certainly amazed by Diana. Diana is one of the latest kitchens by famous Italian company Futura Cucine. This kitchen consist of three parts: kitchen island, glossy white drawers with built-in appliances and shelves with integrated illumination. All drawers have recessed handles which are almost unnoticeable and make this kitchen design even minimalist. The interesting feature of this modern kitchen is the fire area, which is represented by thick stainless steel plate. This plate with integrated hobs is combined with comfortable breakfast table. The black range hood is not only very useful appliance but also very beautiful decoration of this kitchen. It perfectly enrich kitchen’s black and white design.
A luxury design by architect Richard Meier and his partner Michael Palladino, this cool Southern California beach house is the epitome of cool. Fronting the Pacific Ocean to the south, a courtyard to the west and the Pacific Coast Highway to the north, this 4,280-sq.-ft. beach house follows in the tradition of SoCal’s courtyard houses that open to the outdoors. This light and airy design welcomes residents and guests into a two-storey glass-enclosed entry, leading into the garden, main oceanfront house and guest house. The two-storey foyer is bisected by a glass bridge and walkway, with the home living areas on either side. A modern, open-to-above living room opens to the deck overlooking the ocean. Floor-two-ceiling glass is shaded with sunscreens and louvers, providing privacy while maintaining a sense of openness to the outdoors. “The beams at the roof, located above the horizontal framing, express the structural rhythm and layering of components,” explains the architect. “This cadence is repeated with the joinery of the painted aluminum exterior wall panels and modular windows. The mass of the exterior plaster walls are juxtaposed to the transparent glazed facades, creating a mosaic of layered materials.