A sensible transformation of an old structure into modern dwelling saves time and resources. It is this adaptive reuse of buildings that has seen the spurt of modern industrial style across the globe.
Gone or the days when rigid walls were used to delineate space. In the modern world it is an open floor plan that holds sway with utility of each space defining it. There are no firm borders between the kitchen dining and living area with each flowing into the next ever so effortlessly.
It is the direction of the wind from the west that defines the main access of the house and its overall silhouette. It is this spatial arrangement that also shapes the floor plan on the inside with two different wings containing the private and public areas of the home.
Located in Kochi Prefecture Japan and conjured up by Container Design it is this distinct feature that protects the home from on gusty days even while ensuring the ambiance inside is left undisturbed.
As is the case with most heritage homes it is the rear addition that comes to the rescue here extending the living area even while leaving the two bedrooms at the front of the house largely untouched.
It is the living-dining pavilion area that is the heart of this exquisite home with a series of water bodies and a large pool providing a refreshing backdrop. It is above this outdoor dining area that the master bedroom sits while four guest bedrooms and additional spaces are placed in a separate wing.
It is natural daylight that offers necessary illumination during the day cutting back on energy needs even as a the steam shower and the Jacuzzi next to the rooftop garden complete a home that is as sensible as it is stylish