By Florentin Marjolaine. Architecture. Published at Saturday, March 03rd, 2018 - 02:48:55 AM.
The master suite is a blissful retreat that also has an open floor plan. The pitch ceilings add airiness and lightness to the already spacious bedroom and the unique open walk-in closet adds visual interest. The reclaimed wood cladding the walls of the closet are an artistic element that also adds depth and texture to the space. The bathroom, located beyond the closet, is highlighted by a translucent window, which allows the ground-level space to have plenty of light without worrying about others being able to see into the room.
The helical staircase is not just a functional element in the design of the house but also a sculptural feature which increases its visual appeal and overall elegance while remaining space-efficient. Its main role is that of offering access to the two mezzanine platforms. There’s one at either end of the structure and each has its own function. One of the platforms serves as the main sleeping area while the other is a workspace.
Of course, this is not a design marriage for the faint of heart. One would have to be daring in order to have the nerve to try it. Obviously, it is best to attempt this only under the supervised watch of a skilled design architect. The good news is that you can have the best of both worlds —modern and traditional.
While this starts to define the difference, there is an evident use of the term "contemporary" that refers to a particular strain of design today, such that new postmodern, neo-Classical or other neo-traditional buildings are not included. The term's use is clearly narrower than the literal definition, yet it is still rooted in the now; contemporary architecture is of its time, therefore innovative and forward-looking. In this sense it is rooted in the modern, even if it does not resemble it stylistically.
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