As walls don’t normally come in white, black bricks can be an unexpected accessory for a house, a apartment or any other building. It’s a very unusual home and a daring idea but it might be enough to inspire you. After all, the white bricks are just the background for the rest of the building. The black bamboo structure is an eye-catching element. There are a lot of different patterns used in this design. You can easily mistake them for wallpaper. They might turn out to be just for décor inspiration.
This unusual home was a project by Hong Kong-based practice Space11. It’s located in the Lower East Side in a district called TriBeCa. The building actually includes three buildings, all of them being restaurants. This trio is actually a hybrid, which includes a café on the first floor, a private home on the ground floor, a public house on the first floor, and an public house on the second and third floors.
The TriBeCa district is densely populated, so there are a lot of young families living there. The neighborhood is crowded with tall buildings and high-rise towers so the sight and the atmosphere is very different from anywhere else in the city. With such an area occupying such a crucial point in the area, the architects tried to make the building a mix of different architectural styles, like a combination of traditional and modern elements.
The interior of the TriBeCa tower is almost entirely white, with no exceptions. As for the exterior design, it looks very peaceful and serene, like it’s trying to eliminate the noisy atmosphere from the building in order to get a tranquil and calm atmosphere. And since the exterior design was so beautifully accomplished, the interior also needed to be flawless, so the white was all the more valuable.