In designing this hexagonal home in Toyota Japan Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates separated the roof from the exterior wall using clerestory windows. In doing so the architects afforded the homeowner views of the sky from the entire circumference of the house.
The central courtyard with a glass roof not only complements the industrial style of the warehouse residence with its large windows encased in dark steel frames but it also brings in a flood of natural light that filters through into every room of the elegant house.
The ranch-style design of Caterpillar House emphasizes its relatedness to the rolling countryside. By incorporating integrated photovoltaic panels award-winning residential design practice Feldman Architecture ensured the house was able to supply all of its own energy needs without any compromise to the elegant curve of its low roof. The roof also acts to provide shade from the hot California sun.
These hiker’s cabins in The Netherlands are made from sustainable and reused materials and were designed by Kristel Hermans Architectuur for Trek-In. All 9 are situated in hiker’s areas feature comfortable overnight accommodations for all ages and include bathrooms and kitchens for cooking.
The horizontal plane of this modern roof structure acts to cover a beautiful bright and spacious pavilion setting that overlooks the surrounding Andes mountain ranges and Santuario de la Naturaleza Valley. Set in Las Condes Santiago in Chile and designed by Max Núñez Arquitectos the pavilion is a space for repose and respite providing a reassuringly tranquil haven.
A long rectangular form is one of many standout features of this minimalist home. Add the clear cedar with a dark stain and you have the pefect blend of light and dark. This modern stucco home celebrates Japanese style especially in the front courtyard area. Note the variety of tones on the wooden siding and the way this diversity enhances the look of the stucco on the exterior of the house.
This lovely fireplace becomes the focal point in the living area with large glass walls that connect it visually with the fabulous landscape outside. The redesigned kitchen and bathrooms also embrace this cheerful modern look with light grays and white dominating the backdrop. Curated decor accessories and additions such as the trendy throw pillows add a splash of color to each room.