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Banana Plantation Houses

Vardastudio Architects Designs a Classy Concrete Home in Peyia, Cyprus

— February 12, 2015 — Art & Design
When people think of banana plantation houses, contemporary designs probably don't come to mind first. Yet the George Michael Residence is just that. Located in Peyia, Cyprus, in the midst of a such a plantation, the house is made almost completely out of industrial yet chic concrete with the exception of some warm wood elements paneled throughout.

Designed by Vardastudio Architects, the banana plantation house is large and luxurious. It blends the outside and inside beautifully, a feature that takes advantage of the continuous hot climate of Cyprus. This openness is featured throughout the interior of the home, which is comprised of expansive living areas including that includes a library. The wood elements leak out to create a deck that surrounds a narrow pool.
Trend Themes
1. Contemporary Concrete Homes - There is a growing trend towards contemporary designs for homes, especially those made primarily out of concrete.
2. Blending Indoor and Outdoor Spaces - The trend of integrating indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly is becoming increasingly popular in home design.
3. Natural Material Accents - Incorporating warm wood elements as accents in homes is a trend that adds a touch of natural beauty and warmth.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Construction - There is a disruptive innovation opportunity for architects and construction companies to specialize in designing and building contemporary concrete homes.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can take advantage of the trend of blending indoor and outdoor spaces by creating cohesive and functional living areas that integrate with the surrounding environment.
3. Furniture and Home Decor - The trend of using natural material accents presents an opportunity for furniture and home decor companies to offer products that incorporate warm wood elements and enhance the overall aesthetic of the space.
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