Modern open plan house consist of two parts building. First volume part of this modern open plan house has two-storey structure with basement. Second building part placed at rear. Between first building and second building there is tropical inner courtyard garden. At front of the house, there is front garden with tropical landscaping design. With only 580 sqm land parcel and 400 sqm built area, this rectangular home design really spacious with openings concept; illumination and ventilation. No column/pillar support concept also makes the interior more spacious.
Begin from front house elevation, tropical landscape of front garden with lawn at front and trees planted at back, next to the house. Wooden slats wall cladding that also become folding windows installed for front house cover perfectly become front garden backdrop. Wooden slats cladding become clue the appearance of this modern house interior designed. Terminalia Catappa tree is towering alone among other plants, such as palm really iconic. The interesting thing is steel structure surplus from the house that hanging above front garden. The hanging steel structure seems frame the landscape, and become 3D natural art if seen from second floor level where bedrooms located.
First two-storey volume house consist of entrance hall, toilet, home theater room, kitchen, living room with dining area and patio terrace area in ground floor level. No limitation between kitchen, living with dining, and terrace that connected with central outdoor garden bring fluidity interior, movement flowing nicely analogous with the air that freely blow through interior. Between living room and patio terrace that facing inner courtyard garden, there is glazed folding walls that become partition. So the patio terrace becomes extension area for spacious living room interior that has no columns structure. The living interior has double-height ceiling, so there is void at second floor. The void becomes nice ventilation element for all area that already opens. Beside void, second floor consist of two small bedrooms, each completed with bathroom at front that facing front garden, and master bedroom suite above terrace area in the ground level. Wooden slats become main element in this front building. Flooring and ceiling wooden slats materials with natural tone combine with whiteness walls. The natural tone of wooden slats binding raw accent furniture, such as coffee table, benches, last chair into tropical interior atmosphere along with marbles material for flooring in kitchen, living, and terrace.
Next to terrace, inner courtyard garden landscape bring outdoor atmosphere. Central garden consist of lawn and swimming pool. The interesting is the shape of lawn and swimming pool. The geometrical indentation line that separated between those two create yin-yang shape effect, although the shape of inner courtyard is rectangular. Passing through above inner courtyard landscape, two steel rods become imaginer linking between first volume building and second volume at rear. The second volume of this modern tropical home consists of two bedrooms each with bathroom, and continuous swimming pool combined with small garden between bedrooms. So, what do you think about this modern open plan house design? Get inspiration? Architects: Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura.