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Next House

A further exploration in small scale living, this project was designed with the explicit idea that quality is better than quantity, and further, that the best way to have a small footprint is to literally have a small footprint. The project takes advantage of its small size to allow the use of higher quality and more advanced construction systems and materials while maintaining on overall modest cost point. Extensive use of properly oriented glazing connects the interior spaces to the landscape and provides a peaceful, quiet, and fine living environment.
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whmiii1951 wrote:
What is a passive house.
   Comment   August 14, 2014

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Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Tour: Family Living in 980 Square Feet
Schatz and Eamon wanted to deviate from the simple wood-frame construction of their first small home. So they designed a complex cast-in-place concrete structure with clerestory windows. “It feels like a pavilion in a garden,” Schatz says. The couple did a lot of the work themselves. They designed and built all the formwork for the concrete but had someone else pour it. They drew up the steel framing but had someone else install it. They put in all the windows and painted. Most of the materials for the home — inside and out — came from leftover materials the couple collected from projects their firm had worked on over the years. “We get some strange, wealthy clients,” Schatz says. “People who build $4 million and $5 million houses think differently. They have crazy stuff that they want and throw it away when they change their mind, because it doesn’t matter to them if it goes in the Dumpster. We have an ethical issue with that and try to minimize the waste stream, so we take scraps and find uses for them.”Slate floor tiles cut into diamond shapes clad the front and side of the house. “We were trying to fit in with the asbestos shingle homes in the neighborhood,” Schatz says. The folded-down standing-seam metal roof was a way of introducing a sense of movement in an economical way. They chose the material for its low maintenance and longevity. “It’s expensive to put on but lasts forever,” he says.

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Wall pattern, poured concrete
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Concrete posts, make with light embedded.
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Kladka
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slate pattern
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glass window concepts
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September 8, 2014
love the tile
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September 8, 2014
I like the artchectural struction on one area of house
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September 4, 2014
Like the tile but wasn't aware that it could be used in a northern climate
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August 31, 2014
Diamond shingle
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August 27, 2014
The roof, great for rain water collection!
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August 26, 2014
Schatz and Eamon wanted to deviate from the simple wood-frame construction of their first small home. So they designed a complex cast-in-place concrete structure with clerestory windows. “It feels like a pavilion in a garden,” Schatz says.
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August 24, 2014
Small design, clerestory windows openness to the outdoors
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August 22, 2014
Slate wall feature
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August 21, 2014
love the slate tiles used as shingles on the outside
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August 20, 2014
Crushed stone
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August 17, 2014
Shape
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August 17, 2014
Exterior wall tile
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August 17, 2014
backyard studio Slate floor tiles cut into diamond shapes clad the front and side of the house. “We were trying to fit in with the asbestos shingle homes in the neighborhood,” Schatz says.
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August 16, 2014
M+A Architecture StudioSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Schatz and Eamon wanted to deviate from the simple wood-frame construction of their first small home. So they designed a complex cast-in-place concrete structure with clerestory windows. “It feels like a pavilion in a garden,” Schatz says. The couple did a lot of the work themselves. They designed and built all the formwork for the concrete but had someone else pour it. They drew up the steel framing but had someone else install it. They put in all the windows and painted
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August 16, 2014
Gartenhaus
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August 15, 2014
Small pillars in the driveway and the architecture of the house
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August 15, 2014
folded-down standing-seam metal roof
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August 15, 2014
The use of tiles (like roof).
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August 15, 2014
When I win the lottery........ This is the ideal small house!
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August 14, 2014
wonderful
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August 14, 2014
Casita el palmar 3
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August 13, 2014
Slate floor tiles cut into diamond shapes clad the front and side of the house.
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August 13, 2014
small home
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August 13, 2014
Vanity
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August 13, 2014
everything
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August 13, 2014
I like the pattern of the stone
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August 13, 2014
900 sqft house
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August 13, 2014
slate floor tiles used as siding in 980 sq ft house
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August 13, 2014
Step from the deck
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driveway
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August 13, 2014
Casa pavilhão
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Slate siding
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Slate diamond siding
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August 13, 2014
Idea for Pat!!
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Slate tile exterior
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August 13, 2014
arquitetura e design
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August 13, 2014
780 SF
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August 13, 2014
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August 13, 2014
bancos
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August 13, 2014
LOVE this house....want it!!
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August 13, 2014
700 sq ft house
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August 13, 2014
Slate floor tiles cut into diamond shape
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August 13, 2014
Location: Houston Who lives here: Mark Schatz, an architect; his wife, Anne Eamon, a designer; and their 2 daughters, Wren (age 3½) and Viola (10 months) Size: 980 square feet (91 square meters); 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
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980 sq ft. 2 bd/2 ba
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August 13, 2014
slate
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August 13, 2014
Slate floor tiles cut into diamond shapes clad the front and side of the house.
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August 13, 2014
Outside front
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Block
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cantilever window above wall
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slate tiles
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Small house 1 : 98m http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/30177138?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u605&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery0
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August 13, 2014
Small house
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August 13, 2014
Small but organized. Windows. Exterior seems to be inside. Wonderful use of space.
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August 13, 2014
solid corner
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August 13, 2014
pensions, housing characteristics and perfect
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August 13, 2014
nice structure
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Roofline
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2/12
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August 12, 2014
easy and simple idea for a modest life
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August 12, 2014
900 sf house 2bd,2ba 2
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August 12, 2014
material use
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Slate floor tiles cut into diamond shapes clad the front and side of the house
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August 11, 2014
Materials
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August 11, 2014
Great house
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House
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diamond shape for siding
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slate siding
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July 23, 2014
this looks effective
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January 6, 2014
Nice poolhouse idea
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May 24, 2013
Next House by M+A Architecture Studio
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