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The Umbrella House modern

The Umbrella House

Umbrella House, Rear View.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Hello Again, Umbrella House
The back, south side of the house is all glass. The original umbrella extended out to surround and shade the pool area. The Ciullas intend to restore the umbrella as it was, having already placed footings for the new columns. The spatial organization of the house can also be seen here. A large, two-story center space is flanked by two stacked bedrooms on the left and a kitchen with bedroom above on the right. The 32-inch module of the off-the-shelf jalousie windows is also evident.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Umbrella House Creates Shower of Inspiration
This is the south side of the Umbrella House in the evening. Clearly, something to shade all that south-facing glass is needed.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Cool Architecture for Hot Summers
When we lived in Singapore, a place with a hot and humid climate if there ever was one, many carried an umbrella to shade themselves from the sun as they went about their daily routine. If an umbrella can help keep a person cooler, why not place an umbrella over the entire house? It was no surprise that the owners of the iconic Umbrella House started saving 30 percent on their air conditioning costs after they restored the home's "umbrella."
"Spatial organization." While a term like "spatial organization" is a little dense, it really just means how the rooms (or spaces) in a building are arranged. If your architect tells you, "The spatial organization is en suite," ask him or her to explain what this means like you're a 5-year-old.

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duncanma2015 added this to Housing Styles and Elements
November 21, 2014
pppppppp added this to pppppppp's ideas
September 4, 2014
Umbrellss house
Kitchie CaƱete added this to house details
August 7, 2014
justin420 added this to types of windows
March 26, 2014
jalousie huge amounts of air, horrible for break ins
f16tiny added this to f16tiny's Ideas
March 10, 2014
I have thought this would be cool in Vegas
jlogan996 added this to Types of Windows
March 4, 2014
Jalousie Window pros-These windows provide a lot of ventilation in warm climates. Cons - These windows are known for being easily broken into These windows I would use in my living room as they allow a lot of light in.
Jenna Wilson added this to Makayla Principles of Design
February 28, 2014
Emphasis- the pool draws your attention straight to the front of the house.
niharika222 added this to landscape
February 27, 2014
umbrella house...a roof umbrella to cover entire house
joyhuang5171996 added this to Types of Windows - Joy
February 25, 2014
Jalousie windows Pros - provides lots of ventilation in warm climates Cons - easily be broken into by intruders You would find jalousie windows in the living room.
rajelee added this to Windows - RD
February 24, 2014
Jalousie Window Pros- This window provides lots of ventilation in warm climates. Cons- This window can easily be broken into by intruders, and also may create a draft because it does not seal completely. I would not use this window unless I had a high fence surrounding my house.
Praveen Sankaran added this to praveen_sankaran's ideas
February 24, 2014
menzietta added this to menzietta's ideas
January 21, 2014
Umbrella house
orenaviv added this to orenaviv's Ideas
November 24, 2013
A little too "boxy" but nice and open, lots of windows.
mrics added this to mrics's Ideas
October 24, 2013
Hennie Palm added this to Exterior Ideas
October 23, 2013
Roofing to reduce cooling cost
Gift Nipapatra added this to gift_nipapatra's ideas
August 29, 2013
abida added this to pools
May 14, 2013
lovely idea
buissink added this to buissink's Ideas
May 10, 2013
Ook leuk
cadenafimbres added this to cadenafimbres's ideas
March 24, 2013
tip for summer weather
azpiazu added this to azpiazu's Ideas
February 23, 2013
daalvey added this to daalvey's ideas
February 6, 2013
umbrella house
pips321 added this to pips321's ideas
February 6, 2013
love it
cherialli added this to Exterior-Windows/Doors
February 3, 2013
the iconic 1950's umbrella house
japugh added this to japugh's ideas
January 16, 2013
Rear exterior
sherriecipolla added this to sherriecipolla's ideas
January 13, 2013
gk2733 added this to Ideas for portlock
December 16, 2012
The overall look
kendallthompson added this to Grid Organizations
December 10, 2012
This is an example of grid organization because the spaces are organized within the grid of the framework.
nickberu added this to Chalet Massif
December 6, 2012
barbzie241 added this to barbzie241's Ideas
December 4, 2012
Creative Heights Partners added this to Modern exteriors
November 25, 2012
All glass on south side
potomacbluff added this to General likes / ideas
November 22, 2012
All glass front
brendajean1010 added this to Simply Stunning!
November 18, 2012
Breathtakingly Beautiful!
Kelly Godsey Design added this to kellygodsey's ideas
November 18, 2012
Symetrical architecture
fsones added this to fsones's ideas
November 8, 2012
open look
lindaraeclark added this to decoding architecture
November 6, 2012
"Spatial organization." While a term like "spatial organization" is a little dense, it really just means how the rooms (or spaces) in a building are arranged. If your architect tells you, "The spatial organization is en suite," ask him or her to explain what this means like you're a 5-year-old
desideratallc added this to general
November 6, 2012
metal roof with space between (for cooling?).
Julie Brandom added this to juliebrandom's ideas
November 5, 2012
love the window and spatial organization
mcdozois added this to mcdozois's ideas
November 5, 2012
jkshapiro added this to Pools
November 4, 2012
cool modernism
Nia Menangdjuang added this to djuang's ideas
November 4, 2012
What a lovely house...
Yoli Garces added this to yoligarces
November 4, 2012
love windows
geniekillian added this to geniekillian's ideas
November 4, 2012
Love the full height windows
Vanessa Murphy added this to vanessa_murphy's ideas
November 4, 2012
size of pool to house. clean lines
ballisonhinds added this to ballisonhinds's Ideas
November 4, 2012
The openess
jannone added this to jannone's ideas
November 4, 2012
I like all the glass and how it looks out to the pool area. The use of glass gives a feeling of closeness to the outside
vkngvixen added this to vkngvixen's ideas
November 4, 2012
Glass wall, huge overhang, lap pool
loryw added this to loryw's ideas
November 4, 2012
Looks like we would never have a leaky roof!!
Mandy Hall added this to mandy_hall's ideas
November 4, 2012
simplicity, elegance.
Ibhar added this to ibhar's ideas
November 4, 2012
royhails added this to royhails's Ideas
November 2, 2012
Ainsley Interiors added this to brilliant12's ideas
October 31, 2012
Lineal space and cubist
piratefun added this to piratefun's ideas
October 21, 2012
glass house
gabrielitas added this to gabrielitas's ideas
October 10, 2012
damnos added this to damnos's Ideas
October 7, 2012
Umbrella for the house?
drgrandjan added this to drgrandjan's Ideas
September 30, 2012
Use of natural ventilation
benghon added this to benghon's Ideas
September 16, 2012
Umbrella roof
Jeff Brink Inc added this to jeff_3447's ideas
September 1, 2012
sehan added this to sehan's Ideas
August 12, 2012
Kollin Altomare Architects added this to Supreme Shade
August 2, 2012
This is a permanent but fabulous solution!
Jessica Grist added this to Architecture
July 10, 2012
fernandarigail added this to fernandarigail's ideas
July 7, 2012
mokaria68 added this to mokaria68's Favorites
July 5, 2012
Windows lamps
Claudia Gutierrez added this to claudiagutierrez's ideas
July 5, 2012
umbrella house
jamramer added this to exterior
July 4, 2012
keszlerm added this to keszlerm's ideas
July 4, 2012
wide open space around pool....perhaps redo our back yard?
mama_c added this to outdoors
July 4, 2012
umbrella over the house saves energy
elements added this to passive solar
July 4, 2012
place an umbrella over the entire house? It was no surprise that the owners of the iconic Umbrella House started saving 30 percent on their air conditioning costs after they restored the home's "umbrella."
bigislandgirl added this to bigislandgirl's ideas
July 4, 2012
love the concept!
conniedial added this to house design
July 4, 2012
wonderful. they used to do a version of this in old florida...and did "roof over'" leaving a space for air to breeze through and insulate.
dwak added this to dwak's ideas
July 4, 2012
Cooling effect/ umbrella
frannyshan added this to beach house
July 4, 2012
umbrella house
Christine Hilton added this to christine_hilton's ideas
July 4, 2012
umbrella house
Duket Architects Planners added this to joe_thourot's ideas
June 21, 2012
Great roof
brockblake added this to brockblake's Favorites
May 12, 2012
pauladm2 added this to pauladm2's Favorites
April 16, 2012
Love the elongated pool off the back entrance
cargu12345 added this to cargu12345's Favorites
April 16, 2012
The pool, and the porches.
rjd3 added this to rjd3's ideas
April 15, 2012
Clean pool, sell lit, cool umbrella house
tammy5958 added this to tammy5958's ideas
April 13, 2012
Umbrella House
Jeri Vaughn added this to jerivee's ideas: interior
April 12, 2012
Umbrella house
ferbaty added this to ferbaty's Favorites
April 11, 2012
BF Corporation
soullup added this to soullup's Favorites
April 10, 2012
kaarabear added this to kaarabear's Favorites
April 9, 2012
bradmudd added this to bradmudd's Favorites
April 8, 2012
vikizim added this to vikizim's ideas
April 7, 2012
Lauren added this to Front/back of the house
April 6, 2012
Practical purpose of umbrella house: it's on the south side and reduces cooling costs by 30%.
julietjc added this to architecture
April 5, 2012
Rudolph's Umbrella House
jijikinz added this to Outdoor dream home
April 5, 2012
The shaded exterior to reduce cooling costs.
biernacki added this to architecture
April 5, 2012
Modern shading structure. Query if appropriate for Canadian climate
NEWSPACE CONSULTANTS added this to oyesina's ideas
April 4, 2012
Similar to a design for resort pool
Femke Houtman added this to matfem's ideas
April 4, 2012
warrenyoder added this to warrenyoder's Favorites
April 4, 2012
Umbrella house
denisetdanielle added this to denisetdanielle's Favorites
April 4, 2012
modern houses
bethanybarker53 added this to bethanybarker53's Favorites
April 4, 2012
Wall of Glass
tamilester added this to tamilester's ideas
April 4, 2012
Umbrella House
thelofton2nd added this to thelofton2nd's ideas
April 4, 2012
People who live in glass houses.....shouldn't.....
danistones added this to danistones's Favorites
April 3, 2012
swampspm added this to swampspm's ideas
February 21, 2012
giant windows
snowballhouse added this to snowballhouse's Favorites
February 21, 2012
amadou added this to amadou's ideas
February 8, 2012
lotherapist added this to lotherapist's Favorites
February 7, 2012
Big panes of windows
wunderschoen added this to wunderschoen's ideas
February 6, 2012
Savanna Mulvaney added this to Outside
February 6, 2012
umbrella house
buzmckinley added this to buzmckinley's ideas
February 6, 2012
highlands home
Jerry Greer added this to Jerry's Dream Home Ideas
February 6, 2012
Modern style home
Eric added this to Architecture
February 5, 2012
True modernism... applicable to Houston climate
Cherisse Sayer added this to cherisse's ideas
February 5, 2012
newhouz added this to newhouz's ideas
February 5, 2012
umbrella overhang
danesolomon1 added this to danesolomon1's Favorites
February 5, 2012
Sunroof of aluminum
leslie added this to thegoose's ideas
February 5, 2012
Umbrella house
rileyc65 added this to rileyc65's ideas
February 5, 2012
love this pool
katierosy added this to exterior
February 5, 2012
"fishbowl" windows = open and modern, two way viewing
holly_colvin added this to holly_colvin's ideas
February 5, 2012
south opening windows, overhang! love the modern look
aca1998 added this to aca1998's ideas
February 5, 2012
Umbrella house, Fl.
DRM Design Group Landscape Architecture & Planning added this to Pools
February 5, 2012
Raised Coping
wjacey added this to Shore outdoor
February 5, 2012
selmatpl added this to selmatpl's ideas
February 5, 2012
skreed1 added this to Florida dream houses
February 5, 2012
open floor plan, windows
JRaab added this to just gorgeous
February 5, 2012
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February 5, 2012
modernlvr added this to modernlvr's ideas
February 4, 2012
Umbrella house
Vicky Boura added this to vicky_boura's ideas
February 4, 2012
sylcartlidge added this to sylcartlidge's Favorites
February 2, 2012
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