We are often so embroiled in aesthetics ergonomics and even a dash of luxury that we tend to forget the cost at which all of that comes. For most homeowners across the globe their ‘dream home’ plans start by figuring out the costs involved. A budget-friendly family home that fits to your specific needs is hard to design but far from impossible.
Different ‘concrete blocks’ across three floors form the basic core of this multi-generational family house even as terrazzo brings a touch of vintage Vietnamese charm to this contemporary residence.
Think of space-saving interiors we often imagine quirky desks that disappear into the wall Murphy beds that only come out at night and uber-creative shelving which seamlessly blends into the backdrop.
An open double-height living area sits at the heart of the home with a large dining area and kitchen next to it. A loft-style bedroom and reading nook sits above the kitchen and dining space and offers a wonderful whimsical escape while natural fiber rugs and linen curtains usher in a sense of softness and visual contrast.
It is an exposed brick wall that act as the visual link between the open living area kitchen and the lovely courtyard just outside. Starting its journey at the kitchen bench the meanders through the living room becomes all too apparent at the barbecue zone and ends it journey by morphing into a long bench seat at the end of the courtyard.
It is the use of concrete and metal that significantly reduce construction costs along with innovative building techniques and a predisposition towards minimalism.
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.