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."
This 17-story tower is going to be built in Montpellier, France. Architect Sou Fujimoto won a competition to design it this week, and the building is called L'Arbre Blanc, or "the White Tree." Read more
As part of a Salone Del Mobile during Milan Design Week 2014, a new series titled Where Architects Live shows us their homes instead of their work. From Zaha Hadid's open-space London home to Russian artist El Lissitzky, and architect Shigeru Ban's to Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan resides on the 12th floor of a building he designed in 1980, check it out in the gallery below: Read more
“Peter’s House,” is an 1,800 square-foot home from SF-based Craig Steely Architecture. The structure uses typical practice of staggering foundations up the hillside and it locates a 24' x 24', cast in place concrete garage on the lowest level of the three-story glass structure. Read more