This week's roundup from Pinterest focuses on homes that feature smaller houses inside them, from a simple sleeping cube inside a Toronto loft to an entire wooden home hidden within an imposing black metallic box. Read more
One of the main requirements, besides increasing the space for guests to stay, was to find a way to mix social spaces with the private ones when desired. Large sliding wood doors close the rooms off when privacy is needed, but open back up for gatherings. Polished concrete floors give the interior spaces a modern/industrial feel, while being practical for the sometimes open environment. A simple fixed ladder leads to the rooftop deck, which features a vegetable garden and views of the city. Besides being used for the garden, the outdoor area offers additional space for entertaining. Photos by Manuel Sá.
<a href="http://design-milk.com/a-small-sao-paulo-apartment-gets-an-annex-addition/puxadinho-apartment-annex-vaga-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/05/Puxadinho-apartment-annex-vaga-1-810x545.jpg" alt="A Small, São Paulo Apartment Gets an Annex Addition" /></a> When the tenets of a ground floor <a href="http://www.vaga.arq.br/#/puxadinho/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">apartment</a> in Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Brazil, were feeling the squeeze, <a href="http://www.vaga.arq.br/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">VAGA</a> was hired to design additional space. The building was small so creating an annex was the only option to build two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a rooftop deck.
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The facade is made of vertical concrete dividers that break up the rectangular structure with a standout pattern. Two cantilevered planter boxes, one for each unit, bring greenery to the elevation and add another design element to the front. The entrances feature open staircases while also leading to the main living area. The living room features double-height windows and sliding glass doors that dissolve the indoor/outdoor separation while bringing natural light into the space. The room exits to a patio with a vertical garden to enjoy. The mezzanine level includes a dining room and bar area with pivoting windows that let the cross breeze pass through. The master bedroom completes
<a href="http://design-milk.com/a-townhouse-with-a-private-garden-in-bangkok/bangkok-townhouse-baan-puripuri-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/Bangkok-townhouse-baan-puripuri-1-810x810.jpg" alt="A Modern Townhouse with a Private Garden in Bangkok" /></a> Part of an 18-unit housing development designed by <a href="http://www.baanpuripuri.com/notification" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">baan puripuri</a>, this modern townhouse is situated in a lively area of Bangkok, Thailand. The three-story project blends its Thai roots with modernity to become spacious, light-filled residences with private gardens.
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