A long 150 foot curtainwall surrounds the house and gives it its distinct façade while large glass walls open the living area towards the view outside. With changing seasons one sees the varying sights and sounds of the landscape become a part of the interior giving it a beautiful and diverse backdrop.
Beyond the passive solar design principles a lovely garden and green landscape around the residence add to its sustainable style. Despite a modest street façade the house opens up towards the rear and brings the outdoors inside.
Offering just that but with a hint of originality and contemporary gray panache is the in designed by Steffen Welsch Architects. Inspired by Austrian architect Hermann Czech’s philosophy that sees ‘Architecture as background’ rather than an entity that stands out visually the new family home is all about understated elegance.
A fully wooden cabin is lovely and traditional but it can become a monotonous sight if all sides of the house are exactly the same and there is no variety. Big windows are an important piece to include into the design as they will create not only an illuminated interior but also an innovative exterior!
It is both the searing heat of and durability of composite timber that encouraged the architects to use it while shaping both the timber screening and the generous outdoor decks. It is the deck that connects with both the living area on the first level and the bedrooms on the second level and usher in the outdoors.
This wooden cabin feels like a genuine part of the woods the red doors being the only element indicating that this mini home isn’t one with the trees. A log cottage that fits into the tiny house category is a great example of a minimalist housing concept. The beautiful log exterior creates a rustic ambiance and the simplistic white doors serve as a cute and alluring element.
Color is used carefully inside this contemporary home with hollow concrete elements large windows and sliding glass doors bringing the outdoors inside. Refined and relaxing this Brazilian residence moves away from the mundane!