This led to the creation of a very unique house that uses uniquely crafted wooden blinds that sync with the rest of the home and shut out the outside world when needed. (OR rather when the prying eyes are not needed) Solar-water heating cross-ventilation rainwater harvesting features and natural lighting make up the array of green features that help the building stay sustainable. On the inside the three-floor house are covered in a fine balance of wood and concrete to offer perfect ambiance.
With an interesting architecture like the one displayed by the Shield House the residence will surely attract attention from passers-by. Designed by Boulder-based Studio H:T and located in Denver Colorado the modern home spreads over 3000 square feet. Its imposing shell was adorned with a curved wall protecting the inhabitant’s privacy and constructing an asymmetric design that breaks the monotony of the volumetric structure.
The use of rough sawn lumber with the horizontal screens is both cost effective and achieves the look that its owners wanted which is supposedly a more natural texture that blends into surroundings rather than an artificial look achieved by use of modern material. Simple elegant and relaxing …
This beautiful beach house was meant for architect David Berridge who has spent the last 30 years in New York City. But the fond memories of childhood on the beaches in New Zealand has meant that the Otama Beach House has been designed to replicate that feeling and nostalgia as the architect intends to now spend some time down under.
Some of the many green measures include the use of recycled Blackbutt timber in an extensive fashion both on outside and for the interiors to cut down both costs and carbon footprint high-performance glazing helps in better insulation and hence tones down the power bills in both the summer and the winter smart design and thermal insulation.
The spectacular green lawn that is spread across the courtyard of the residence is a wonderful visual treat both from the interior and exterior and helps the house blend in with the natural setting of the region beyond its own borders. A vast foyer welcomes you with glee while the wooden paneling on the outside not only heightens the beauty of the structure but also acts as an energy-saving feature and regulates the temperature inside.
Modern residential high-rises also include sub penthouses which are high-spec apartments on lower levels with penthouse-style layouts fittings and furnishings. Australia boasts some of the finest penthouse apartments in the world and these properties continue to command incredibly high prices.