It’s undeniably interesting to see how architects and interior designers come together to create a groundbreaking shelter! How do you furnish an underground home? Should it blend into the landscape or stand out? Are underground homes hidden or do they boast windows that look out onto the countryside? Browse the images below to answer these questions and more…
designed ever so sensibly by MARC Architects is located on Ijburg Island east of the city of Amsterdam and staying in touch with the beauty and the elegance of this historic European city the home is both smart and tasteful to the core. Envisioned to serve a single family in a sumptuous fashion Villa S2 holds within its walls everything that you would expect to see in a contemporary home that stays visually connected with its beautiful surroundings at all times.
Our final property is an actual mobile houseboat designed by X-Architects! Constructed of stainless steel and glass this Dubai residence has a built-in motor for those moments when you just want to cruise. The project was completed in collaboration with interior decorator architect and design consultant Leen Vandaele from Squisito.
In living room a glass overhead door opens to the water making waterfront living a literal reality. Imagine watching your favorite movie on a weekend while sailboats drift by and the sound of rippling waves lulls you into a restful nap.
The two leveled structure with underground parking utilizes glass extensively to allow for ample natural ventilation while an objective use of oiled wood and gray limestone ensure that the aesthetic appeal is maintained throughout. The various rooms inside the home might not be large but a flowing design that allows each year to blend in with the next make up for this genuine lack of space.