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DuChateau Floors - Terra Collection in Zimbabwe / Horwitz Residence by Minarc

Horwitz Residence designed by Minarc

*The house is oriented so that all of the rooms can enjoy the outdoor living area which includes Pool, outdoor dinning / bbq and play court.

• The flooring used in this residence is by DuChateau Floors - Terra Collection in Zimbabwe. The modern dark colors of the collection match both contemporary & traditional interior design

• It’s orientation is thought out to maximize passive solar design and natural ventilations, with solar chimney escaping hot air during summer and heating cold air during winter eliminated the need for mechanical air handling.

• Simple Eco-conscious design that is focused on functionality and creating a healthy breathing family environment.

• The design elements are oriented to take optimum advantage of natural light and cross ventilation.

• Maximum use of natural light to cut down electrical cost.

• Interior/exterior courtyards allows for natural ventilation as do the master sliding window and living room sliders.

• Conscious effort in using only materials in their most organic form.

• Solar thermal radiant floor heating through-out the house

• Heated patio and fireplace for outdoor dining maximizes indoor/outdoor living. The entry living room has glass to both sides to further connect the indoors and outdoors.

• Floor and ceiling materials connected in an unobtrusive and whimsical manner to increase floor plan flow and space.

• Magnetic chalkboard sliders in the play area and paperboard sliders in the kids' rooms transform the house itself into a medium for children's artistic expression.

• Material contrasts (stone, steal, wood etc.) makes this modern home warm and family

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markdiamond wrote:
Love the open air, who is the manufacturer of the glass wall? - We are trying to find something similar to bring the outside and inside together and we love this!
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This photograph was part of an article in Angeleno Interiors, spring 2011 issue. The design is from the Santa Monica-based design firm, Minarc.
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Victor Ponza wrote:
How many square meters construction ? - How many square meters construction ?
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Shawn Gauthier added this to 12 Ways to Warm Up Your Patio
Though you’d never know from simply looking at the photo, these wooden floors are heated. Heated floors can do wonders for a patio, keeping your toes and space extra snug.
The large portal (the span is large enough to require an additional column) serves the living area. A sliding glass wall unites the indoors and the terrace overlooking the pool. The side walls are cut, one side incorporating a fireplace.

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stones along the edges
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like the bench
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Opens to backyard
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rock right off edge of patio, great for hosing off
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leading out to pool decking!!!
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Stone & wood
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The way the concrete extends outside the house
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interesting up and down "wrap" of patio. May want to extend interior flooring like this, or wrap stairs like this
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Backyard open
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like the bench on the deck
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nice concrete material and nice wood
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concrete bench with cushions out by pool
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transition to outdoor / use of gravel (how much maintenance will that be) / mix of concrete and wood ; the wood looks nice - but worried about maintenance
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Don likes the glassed in patios allowing year around use.
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Cool design.
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fire place in concrete
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The framed cement patio
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Inside opens up to the outside
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glass wall
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glass walls with wood mixed in
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Open door windows leading to outdoor area
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Sliding wall in house
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all open wall
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outdoor area veranda
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decking off of rooms
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tennis court
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lower deck
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Smaller covered deck with extended wooden deck
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Sliding glass doors
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да как так то ?
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Different ways for covered outdoor living. "Removable" glass wall
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the window
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the openness
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Clean design, mixed materials.
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Great use of materials in the design
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