The design of the house also maximizes natural ventilation and the views of the pond even as smart insulation and radiant heating in the floors creates a comfortable living environment. Crafted to create seamless interaction between man and nature this charming home is a great example of architecture responding to and accommodating the needs of the landscape.
Apart from doing plenty of good for the planet these zero-energy structures also cut down on your power bill and put your home budget in green over the long term. Epitomizing this trend is the in Freeport Maine with its 4.6 KW photovoltaic panels and highly insulated structure.
Simple and practical design that does away with the unnecessary and focuses firmly on ergonomics is much harder to conjure up and create than it sounds. Nestled in the idyllic town of Pilar in Argentina ventures down this path as it places emphasis on minimal design and an uncomplicated form where functionality precedes form. The small footprint of the house was a conscious choice made by the architects to reduce both construction cost and time even while leaving ample space for a wonderful garden and outdoor living area.
Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects and located in Sonoma County the luxurious residence is nestled on a lot that overlooks magnificent oaks and green meadows. It also holds a natural spring that flows into a beautiful pond. This is paradise wine country-style!
A small dining area next to the large kitchen with ample storage space acts as a cozy ‘social zone’ while the master bedroom with its tufted headboard wall and beautiful bedside pendant lighting oozes luxury. A colorful yet classy kids’ room with corner beds and a contemporary bathroom complete this exquisite residence in Kiev that is both comfy and pleasant.
Much of the original home was poorly lit and filled with awkward spaces and unnecessary internal partitions that blocked any flow of natural light. One of the first things that the architects did was to completely re-imagine the interiors and create a new floor plan where the old living room and entrance were transformed into the main bedroom and the chamfered corners were utilized to the hilt. The new living space and entrance are connected with the re-envisioned bedroom using a painted sliding door that blends into the walls that surround it!
This fascinating blend of contrasting textures and unusual design elements was dictated by the weather in the region which sees a snowfall of more than 800 inches annually. Part of the renowned Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and sitting at an altitude of this modern family retreat is all about architecture that responds to the needs of the landscape.