Despite this constant interaction with volcanic elements it is hard to find a home that is as unique and yet unassumingly ‘effective’ as the designed by FLOAT Architectural Research and Design.
The rare combination of these two contrasting elements was needed as the house sits exactly opposite to a school. This meant that the street façade of the house needed to keep away the noise and the rush while the interior is filled with ample natural light and freshness using a smart hallway and a lush front garden.
Designed by Beczak & Beczak is the taller northern section of the house that contains the three bedrooms of the house while the second structure towards the street holds the living area kitchen dining room and other public spaces.
This gives the home a minimal and elegant façade with only the green roof making a considerable visual impact. But the rear façade of the house is anything but understated as the cantilevered top levels with bedrooms and the lower level living area provide panoramic views of the distant sea.
A narrow entryway leads to the expansive home with pool and sunken lounge on the roof and bedrooms that overlook the scenic landscape beyond. The living area on the lower level is filled with ample natural light as glass walls connect the dining kitchen and living space with the world outside. Design is kept simple minimal and sophisticated with contemporary flair oozing at every turn.
It truly is a spectacular transformation with the new open living area flowing seamlessly into the wooden deck outside. A blazing fire pit infinity pool and relaxing loungers complete the dream outdoor setting while the interior is modern curated and devoid of unnecessary internal partitions.