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The Residence

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

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September 5, 2014
Bridge-like structure is cool
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August 14, 2014
Weather conducive
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General feel
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angled upper floor
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Floor to ceiling windows
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April 7, 2014
Que idea más cool. el espacio entre salones 2 no piso. se ocupa mucho espacio supongo
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I like the way the rooms stick out
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The desgin
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Casa 03
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Glass house
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glass wall/windows
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samma hus, ny vinkel. det finns annan bild sparad.
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Glass windows
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Lots of glass
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Glass System
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Glass walls
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House simple
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Like solid out door patio to grass
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very very interesting house design
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amazing glass space
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Wood under roof contrasts with black paneling and white ceilings
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Fachada cerrada vs fachada abierta a vistas buenas
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Vinduer og trapp ned
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Contemporary design. A lot of glass.
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fachada 1
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House exterior
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Modern house
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I love all the windows!
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July 23, 2012
municipality? I wonder if we can do this on the third floor?
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Sharp angles and big windows
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Large glass doors
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Floating glass rooms.
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Two story layout
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Den glass wall
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Ventanales y terraza enmedio conecando interior de casa
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My dream house
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back view of the house
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vista a la terraza
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Over hang
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I would love this home on lake Lanier! :)
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