Nowadays, it is much easier to travel and move about than it was ten years ago, and this new found flexibility is being reflected into our daily lives a little more each day. No longer are we bound to the confines of inner city life; yearning to escape the concrete jungle that holds us captive. Remote offices and job positions are growing in popularity, given the dawn of the possibilities linked to the internet and the desire of companies to reduce costly overheads. Living standards of today are not limited or defined by the standard notion of four walls, a floor and a roof—that is very much a thing of the past. We have access to boundless materials, ground breaking formations and even out of the box style features at our fingertips. Today on homify, we're going to look at a few astounding projects and products that make this new wave of life possible. Take a look…
If you've always wanted to escape Europe, and head quite literally, to the other side of the world, you cannot pass up an opportunity to visit the stunning landscape hidden away in Tasmania. Endless coastline and luscious green landscapes are at your disposal in The Winged House, as is the opportunity to spend a few nights within the breathtaking architecture of this building. Designed by artist and architect Richard Goodwin, the house is perched upon the cliff, giving your body and soul the feeling of weightlessness and respite.
From this angle, you can understand the shape of the building, viewing the birdlike wings which make up the roof structure. This luxury accommodation has a sculptural quality about it, thanks to the ingenious design. Nestled into the landscape, you can relax or complete a few days worth of work, no doubt your most inspired, as you take in the stunning view of the north western Tasmanian coast.
If being perched upon a cliff seems a little too outlandish for you, why not change it for something a little slower paced, like a house boat? Thanks to Aquashell, life on the water is possible; great for those who love to watch their worries and troubles simply float away. The company are renowned for their innovative work both on water and land, providing businesses and homeowners with the possibility to change up their existing lifestyle in an ecological fashion. This home boasts a 24 sq metre interior with 24 sq metre terrace, and holds up to five people!
As you can see from the view of the decking and kitchen, it is not a dingy tugboat inside: the interior décor is as stylish and comfortable as any modern home can afford. Given the outdoor nature of these homes, outside areas have been maximised, ensuring that the interior spaces can interact with the fresh air and changing landscape.
Once upon a time, a view like this couldn't be capitalised on as well as it can be today. The glazing industry has moved forward in leaps and bounds in recent years, allowing us to, quite literally, remove one side of a building to take in the stunning view on hand. Descender Fronts by Kollegger, offer a unique opportunity to bring the landscape inside, with this incredible set of glazed windows that have a pretty unreal function…
Now you see it, now you don't! Perhaps you thought the above photo was just a large window of glass? Think again! The wall has the capacity to sink below, allowing the occupants inside this home to take full advantage of the stellar view of the Swiss Alps. After all, given that the pool has been oriented towards such a scenery, the occupants of this villa in Ascona can enjoy the landscape during the summer or winter seasons. It is these kinds of ground breaking home living solutions that keep both architects and homeowners on their toes, opening up a world of possibilities to enjoy our short time on this earth.