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For this house “contextual” means focusing the good view and taking the bad view out of focus. In order to accomplish this, the form of the house was inspired by horse blinders. Conceived as two tubes with directed views, one tube is for entertaining and the other one for sleeping. Directly across the street from the house is a lake, “the good view.” On all other sides of the house are neighbors of very close proximity which cause privacy issues and unpleasant views – “the bad view.” Thus the sides and rear are mostly solid in order to block out the less desirable views and the front is completely transparent in order to frame and capture the lake – “horse blinders.” There are several sustainable features in the house’s detailing. The entire structure is made of pre-fabricated recycled steel and concrete. Through the extensive use of high tech and super efficient glass, both as windows and clerestories, there is no need for artificial light during the day. The heating for the building is provided by a radiant system composed of several hundred feet of tubes filled with hot water embedded into the concrete floors. The façade is made up of composite board that is held away from the skin in order to create ventilated façade. This ventilation helps to control the temperature of the building envelope and a more stable temperature indoors. Photo Credit: Alistair Tutton

This photo has 5 questions

September 29, 2012
00hunter wrote:
What are the dimensions of the larger windows?
August 23, 2012
cabu17 wrote:
July 22, 2012
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July 3, 2012
hollie9 wrote:
Are window shades used here....if so, which type? - Are any solar shades used here, if so, what degree of openness...or mylar shades?
May 21, 2012
McCall Design & Planning wrote:
Where did you source the windows from?

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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 19 Dream Window Views
When everything you see is worth looking at — trees, pond and rolling lawns — it's hard to beat floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows. The furniture is pulled in far enough from the windows to allow people to walk around it and stand right by the window for the full effect.

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wall of window
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white track lighting
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track lighting
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aluminum frame windows
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For this house “contextual” means focusing the good view and taking the bad view out of focus. In order to accomplish this, the form of the house was inspired by horse blinders. Conceived as two tubes with directed views, one tube is for entertaining and the other one for sleeping. Directly across the street from the house is a lake, “the good view.” On all other sides of the house are neighbors of very close proximity which cause privacy issues and unpleasant views – “the bad view.” Thus the si...
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floor to ceiling glass living room layout
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