What makes up a revolutionary home? What sets a home apart from others? What makes you step inside a house and exclaim, “wow!” At Silvan, these are a few of the pressing questions we ask ourselves. We brainstorm amongst ourselves as to how best we can combine functionality and aesthetic to give you the lovely, one of a kind home you deserve. There is no hard and fast answer of course; no formula can be used to design the perfect home. What you require will be the most important factor and from there on out, we try our best to work with the image you’ve given us.
Now, there are some houses with the kind of image that truly is revolutionary. From houses entirely relying on renewable energy to penthouses in which even your coffee maker is a smart device, houses in the 21st century are often futuristic. However, the houses listed below are truly ahead of the curve.
Glass House, Tokyo- located in a populated area of tokyo, the ‘NA House,’ designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, is a beautiful tree-house inspired living space. The house is approximately 900 square feet and was designed to have layers in between instead of traditional apartments or rooms. NA House, Tokyo Japan
South African bachelor pad designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects– built into a hillside overlooking the ocean, this bachelor pad boasts of an outdoor hot tub, ocean views, and a giant bar– but what’s most impressive and futuristic is its infinity pool, which runs alongside the home’s sunken living room. You can watch people swim!
Micro Apartment or domestic transformer designed by Gary Chang- if you’re worried about urban sprawl leaving no space for a nice home, Gary Chang is here to assuage those fears. Chang converted his 105 sq. feet apartment into a ‘domestic transformer.’ The walls move and storage spaces rotate to create 24 individualised rooms.
So why are these homes revolutionary? Because they all serve a purpose. To us, a revolutionary home has a vision. Too often nowadays you see apartment complexes, villas and the like springing up one after another, all with the same design, materials and features. We do not condone this lack of unique thought at Silvan: every home should look and feel special to its user.
To that purpose, we design custom made smart homes. How much of your home do you want to be part of the same network and wavelength? How smart would you like your house to be?
These questions are important especially as we consider that we are building homes not only for you, but also for the generations ahead. If we are going to leave our mark on the world in such a tangible way, we would like for it to be enduring.