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."
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This fascinating piece of minimalist item was designed by Luis Arrivillaga. Giuletta, a floor standing mirror, was conceived a simple and effective form to be graphically displayed. It even has a second function - it's also a hanger. Read more
Jaime Prous + Damián Ribas completed Igualada N1 this year in Barcelona, Spain. The residence boasts a modern minimalist white exterior which comprises three massive cubes. Its unitary design, as well as the courtyards, are defined by the solid blocks. Windows have no framing and are embedded directly into the stone walls. Read more