Timber House Design
This unusual modern house was designed by architect Davide Macullo, and basic materials for its construction were wood and copper. In addition to these natural materials architects had to use concrete to create solid foundation for the house, located on the sloping site. The house was built in the southern part of Switzerland, surrounded by amazingly beautiful nature. Garage and outbuildings of the house are hidden in the hill not to spoil the appearance of the structure. The copper roof allows to protect the house from excessive sun heat and provide a comfortable temperature inside. For more information visit Davide Macullo site.
Somers Courtyard House was designed by the company Rowan Opat Architects and located an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Exterior of the building clad in dark wood can be called a bit unwelcoming, but youll change your opinion entering the house. Inside you can see more than cozy interiors which provide lots of light due to the large windows, wood finishes trim and real warmth of the family hearth. There is a small square courtyard in the central part of the building. This interesting house was designed according to the latest standards of energy saving and exists entirely independently from the rest of the world, using their own passive solar energy.
A1 Architects created a small Hat tea house for those who like to enjoy the cup of tea with the friends. Located in Ostrova, Czech Republic it is called “Hat Tea House” because its tall shingle roof resembles a big hat in the garden. The architects’ idea was to transfer a Japanese typical tea house into the local situation using traditional materials and forms of Middle Europe. It covers a space of 1.80 square meters surrounded by a pretty garden. The design is minimalist and the interior finish creates a warm atmosphere. The main inner walls were clad with oak and plywood. Just what is necessary for a cup of tea while enjoying the beautiful views!
This original wooden house located in a suburb of Oslo, Norway would be practically invisible against the backdrop of the natural landscape, but it looks very bright thanks to its red façade. The house was built on the sloping site, perpendicularly to a little river, which is observed from the windows. The decision to stain a wooden facade of the house in red color was made by the owner, who said that this way the house will be express his preferences and character. However, in the interior design were used hues of light neutral colors. Authors of this bright two-story house are the architects of JVA.
The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative presented its latest project called the Maddock house in Calgary, Canada. The main idea of the designers was the combination of the interior and exterior design. They managed giving the house sophisticated and contemporary look. There are wonderful views to the Rocky Mountains and the city centre to the west. The dwelling is available for the family of four persons. Among the peculiarities of the Maddock house are the glass ceiling, the living room and the kitchen wrapped around a south-west facing courtyard, outdoor fireplaces. The main level is clad in the stone while the two upper – in the stained wood. This makes the house very stylish and interesting from the point of view of design. Take a look.
Designed by the Clinton Murray Architects very unusual beach house was built just in several meters from the ocean, at an Australian beach. Gunyah Residence is like a man who sits on the beach, lowering his feet into the ocean. House was built on a sloping site, well protected from strong winds and storms by surrounding rocks. The main materials in the construction of house were wood and concrete. While concrete provides the reliability, the wood makes the house more cozy and comfortable for a pleasant holiday. Of course, the house has several open areas for spending time outdoors. So this is a great place to enjoy the beauty of nature and just relax.
This interesting house made of wood, was designed by the architects of H Arquitectes and built in the suburbs of Barcelona. The architects sought to create a project that would be minimally impacted on the environment, would have beautiful views of surrounding countryside, and would also be made from natural and completely safe materials. As a result, Casa 205 blends so well with the surrounding landscape that it looks like a natural extension. The house was build on a natural rocky platform, so it was important to reduce weight of construction and the laminated wood was an optimal solution. The interiors, as well as the facade, are fully decorated with wood that even looks a bit unusual for the modern trends.