predictions for 2013 was "breaking up the house," by which smaller detached volumes are able to respond to unique site conditions, such as existing trees, slopes and water's edges. Smaller buildings also mean that certain functions can stand alone for reasons relating to needs (an apartment for a grandparent
The Napa Vineyard House is a vacation house for a group of friends. With this situation it was necessary to create private suites in addition to the communal spaces. A glass-enclosed walkway
landscape plan for the back part?
What a great concept! especially for multi-family dwellings.
grandparent, for example) and energy (heating and cooling systems can be lowered in a living area at night, while during the day the bedrooms can do the same).
That idea received much resistance from readers, particularly the notion of trekking outside to go from the living room to the bedroom. (I like the