But there are times when smart utilization of available square footage is all you need to create a space-savvy home that serves the needs of a modern family. is a Japanese residence that draws you in with its innate sense of minimalism contrasting wooden and concrete surfaces that blend warmth with steely cold finishes and a large bookshelf that stretches across two floors!
Nestled in a quiet little neighborhood of Bilbao this refurbished and re-imagined does all it can to showcase its unique features with a touch of creativity and smart lighting. Revamped by PAUZARQ arquitectos to serve the changing lifestyle of the homeowners the new interior is filled with plenty of natural light even as textural contrast exposed concrete girders and beams and innovative illuminated niches take over.
Spatially the three different structures of the house contain three specialized areas with the edifice in the foreground housing the living area kitchen and other public spaces.
Maximizing space privacy and a special connection with greenery provides a secluded oasis amidst the increasingly cluttered and noisy landscape of . Designed by envase the project sees four townhouses taking shape on two adjacent lots and each of the townhouse does its best to maximize space across its multiple levels.
A series of balconies and terraces filled with indoor plants and the surrounding trees become a major part of the narrative and elevate the quality of lifestyle at these dashing urban residences. Color is brought in using décor wall art and accessories while minimal floating stairways and lovely glass walkways complete these exceptional homes.
The basic structure of these townhouses was created using concrete and steel with glass being used extensively on the upper levels to bring in a flood of natural light. Moving away from this minimal and almost ‘steely’ visual appeal of the interior it is a wooden volume on the second level of townhouse that holds private spaces.
It also gives the homeowners a sense of nostalgia as they are constantly reminded of their previous more traditional home on the same lot. Replacing the old structure with a more modern functional and light-filled home and a pool house the projects also does its best to preserve the natural landscape around it.