This Fallen Maples Home in Issaquah, Washington is nestled into a large forested site that takes environmental sensitivity to a new level:
Completed by Gelotte Hommas, this home manages to balance day lighting and heat loss thanks to several eco-friendly in-built features. The designer explains:
"Maple trees harvested from the site were milled to provide the material for all the door and window trim, the cabinets, and special finish carpentry such as screens, a bench facing the kitchen, and the fireplace mantel. The result is a home that is truly of the site, not merely on the site. With all primary living spaces on the main floor, there is a strong connection between the house and the site. The great room features a soaring roof that opens to the trees that surround a small lawn area carefully sculpted within the forest. This roof extends over a partial upper floor containing bedrooms and a study loft that overlooks the great room. This is a delightful family home that truly connected to its site, both physically and emotionally."
Just as breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the bedroom is the most important room in the house. It just is, isn’t it? It’s where you spend the most of your time. It’s where you go to refresh yourself after a long day. It’s the one room that should reflect your personality best. When you design your bedroom, there are many features that you just have to get right. Here are five of the most important features for any bedroom. Read more
Don't like to have your room in a permanent place? This home in Brittany lets you sleep anywhere because it has small bedrooms on wheels which can be rolled around or even outside of the house. Read more
Designed by LAND Arquitectors, this house is located on the cliffs of Zapallar, Chile and is called the Catch the Views House. Check out the rest of the house in the gallery below. It was designed in such a way that it catches as many views as possible. Read more