Modern Malibu Weekend Home

September 15, 2009

I saw this 700 square feet modern weekend home on the LA Times website and loved how the house was designed and some of the unique features of it.

Malibu Weekend Home by Architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner

Malibu Weekend Home by Architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner

 

After losing 2 homes in wildfires in 1993, architects Nick Roberts and Cory Buckner designed and created this sustainable weekend home to be fire resistant. By using fire resistant materials such as corrugated Rheinzink panels, fire-rated drywall, cellulose insulation, dual pane windows and a fire rated composition roof top,  the shell of the home was entirely fire resistant.

Malibu Weekend Home Interior

Malibu Weekend Home Interior

The interior of the home was designed with an open floor plan with sunken levels to accomodate the dining room as well as a work space and a loft bedroom above. The architects created the sustainable home by using materials like concrete flooring on the first floor and bamboo flooring on the stairs. The walls are clad in oriented strand board and the team used sliding glass doors and a skylight to achieve maximum energy efficiency.

To me, this home is a great example of innovative sustainable living for the future. More pictures and information can be seen here.

I discovered this amazing piece of interior architecture on http://thecoolhunter.net/ and just had to share it!

Metro Station, Drassanes, Barcelona

Metro Station, Drassanes, Barcelona

 

Metro Station, Drassanes, Barcelona

Metro Station, Drassanes, Barcelona

 

Metro Station, Drassanes, Barcelona

Metro Station, Drassanes, Barcelona

 

The original station was built in 1968 and has recently been given a face lift buy architects Eduardo Gutierrez Munne and Jordi Fernandez. In order to bring the station into the 21st century, the architects decided to resurface the interior with white glass enforced concrete and resin.

The vibrant colors, bright white and clean feel of the station give it a sense of openness and fluidity.

If you are ever in Barcelona, I would be sure to check this station out! I know I will!