Posts Tagged ‘timber house design’
The design of this house mainly depended on its unique location – on the edge of Kennemerdeynen Dutch National Park. I29 interior architects decided to achieve a harmonious fusion of the interior with the surrounding landscape. Glass facades which provide a wonderful view and natural light, green patio and one more interesting solution to withdraw the part of the space under a grassy slope – all this has ensured a smooth transition from living nature into the building. The choice of materials was defined by the natural theme: natural pine wood has become a leitmotif of the interior decoration: facing panels on the walls, sliding doors, furniture and even finishing of the fireplace are made with the use of wood.
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Instead of planning a home office on the ground floor of a three-storey house in Amsterdam, architects Egeon Architecten have arranged the a private entrance to the building, so that members of the household can avoid meeting with business partners of the head of the family. The most unusual architectural detail of the house of 225 square meters area- is the outer spiral staircase built into the rectangular aperture on the main facade. The aperture leads to the terrace, which is connected to the home office. Thus, the visitors can be unnoticed for the rest of the family. The glass facade of the ground floor provides the beautiful views for the residents. There are a dining room, living room, kitchen and service rooms here. The first floor has three bedrooms and a bathroom. The second – as it already was mentioned – is designed for the office. The main materials of the project are timber and glass. The timber frame house has a heat pump and underfloor heating, natural ventilation, special heat-resistant glass, a sedum roof. Due to these features a low level energy consumption is realized.
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San Francisco-based studio CCS Architecture, presented a project of Aptos Retreat. This residential house occupies an area of 260 sq.m. and looks very original. It was designed for a family with 6 children and built in the mountains near Santa Cruz. Located on a hill, the residence is famous for its stunning views of the mountains and the ocean. It looks pretty rough, but the geometry of the architecture is not so simple. The house consists of two main parts, one of which overlaps the other. In one block there is a sleeping area with two bedrooms and a bathroom, and in the other you’ll find a sitting area, which consists of a lounge, kitchen and dining room. On the second floor of this block there is a master bedroom. In addition to the main buildings the project includes a spacious hangar. It is a place for recreation and entertainment, but it can also provide extra sleeping space for guests.
Scott Edwards Architects has completed the project of Hotchkiss Residence located in Vancouver, Washington. The mansion was designed for a retired couple, who have lived there for over 40 years and it is time to renovate their former home. The new residence has an area of 185 sq.m. and simple classic design, like the owners wished. A large overhang creates a dynamic outdoor living room and creates enough overhang to shield the harsh rays of the sun from penetrating the interior of the home. Radiant floor heating, exposed wood structure and walnut cabinetry create a contemporary, yet warm home.
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.