With excessive commute times and economic pressures confronting every age group, space is at a premium. LIVE/Work is a hybrid; a means of providing both living and working spaces within the same structure. The result for our clients became an open plan of various zones, enabling fluid patterns of occupancy and a flexible environment to live, work, and entertain.
An integrally colored, cement composite facade system helped us to create the palette for the exterior of the house. With different tonal temperatures to emphasize the contrast between the vibrant north facade, which serves as a work related/public front, and the quiet south facade, in tones of grey, where most private living spaces are situated. Here the kitchen is in close proximity to the client’s vegetable and herb garden, making adding fresh, homegrown organics a culinary breeze, as well as, a secluded sun deck just off the primary bedroom.