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."
Located in Del Valle, in Mexico City, is the Fatima House by Jorge Hernández de la Garza. Designed for a young couple, the architectural plan consists of a main level where the social areas are located, with an inviting living room, dining room, bar, wine cellar, kitchen, and family room. The upstairs accommodates the bedrooms and a studio. Read more
Designed by Martin Dulanto Arquitecto, the P12 House is a boxy two-storey beach house near Lima, Peru. The home is fully connected to the outdoors, and the construction features several "cubes", at different scales made of wood and exposed concrete. Read more