Tucked away in the French Alps is the Manigod Chalet. Converted from a 1833 farmhouse, elements of the original 19th century cabin were preserved by enlisting the help of local craftsmen and the use of weathered wood for beams, ceilings and floors. A beige and brown color palette provides a rustic warmth, while cement tile kitchen floors and a Bourgogne stone fireplace add contemporary elements to the interior. An abundance of windows can be found on all three floors, offering 180-degree views of the snow-capped mountains.
Filled with fluid forms and dramatic curves, a former butter factory was transformed into a modern work of art to house this unconventional Melbourne Loft. The open floor plan surrounds a museum-quality staircase that leads to a roofrop terrace overlooking the cityscape. A monochromatic palette gives the space a gallery feel to compliment the minimalist decor and sculpted walls, while highlighting the grey marble counters and dark, second-story wood floor. The original steel trusses were removed to accommodate an upper floor with two bedrooms, a bathroom and an optional studio to release the creativity this interior is sure to inspire.
Sustainable. Prefabricated. Yet totally personal. Using an aluminum frame manufactured by Bosch and glass walls, the IT House is designed to be customized yet can be built in just eight weeks. It uses radiant heat flooring and rooftop solar panels to keep its environmental footprint to a minimum, and can be built to stay totally off the grid. Options including moveable walls, fireplaces, and designer furniture, and with packages starting as 1,200 square feet, it can accommodate nearly any needs.