Belgian studio Cocoon Architecten started from an existing farmhouse in Genk Belgium and constructed a modern oasis of comfort prepared to take on a new lifestyle. The Framework House now displays the existing building and an additional black volume facing the street.
As you can see everything single thing in this house is made of glass including the floors ceilings as well as the staircases — yes you’re reading it right Even the book cases the tables and the cabinets are made of glass. The only things we could find not being made out of glass are the bed and the fancy couch. Actually the bed frame and the couch frame ARE made of glass but there’s a nice mattress in there to accommodate your body — after all who would want to sleep on glass?!
The design of the ceilings and the walls remind of the vibrant 70s or 80s. Decorations are not just the features that get emphasis here the house also fulfills the demands of all the residents. Designed by Turkish studio Yazgan Design Architecture the has employed all those elements that go well with the climate of Ankara.
Situated next to the owner’s farm this modern display of architecture features a utility wall containing the AC unit storage and bathrooms placed between the public and semi-public programs. A beautiful detail in the living room captures the attention of first time visitors – the part where the exterior architecture forms a bullet shaped nook corresponds to the creative seating unit in the open space living area reminiscent of comfortable lounging chairs.
Black metal panels ensure the street facade offers complete privacy while the glazed side facing the garden completely opens the interior to the surroundings. From the living room area the view of the lawn combined with the floor-to-ceiling glass gives a totally unobstructed view and a spacious feeling.
Inspired by the natural landscape surrounding this extraordinary property designers created a breathtaking exterior design that prologues inside through the large glazed walls. The fantastic view of the mountains from the living room area varies with the change of seasons creating endless variety ensuring you will never be bored.
My favorite is the kid’s bedroom which in contrast is lavishly decorated and appears like a crowded space full of colors and energy. The outdoor seating arrangement is so cool with the simplicity of the furniture and the lamp shades. Though everything here appears quite simple a lot of effort has been taken to attain the perfection. So that is a perfect example of a countryside home in Ireland. Already longing for one?