An exuberant construction which bagged the Northwest Design Awards in 2006 the house is located in a water-bound terrain and offers a cool stay round up the year. Glass elevator and roof-top lawn are the most distinctive features. From the sod roof you get a beautiful view at the spectacular landscape in which the house is situated. There is a bridge originating from the outdoor living area in the ground floor to connect both levels.
The lower south garden welcomes owners with a swimming pool while the upper east one is a winter garden. A double volume entrance hall on the north entrance acts as the formal entrance leading to the central courtyard while the family mostly uses the other entrance located under a cantilevered canopy and reached via an elevated pathway. Interiors were designed to encompass unique features and the architecture follows rules of the golden section and Le Corbusier’s modular.
The residence poses what is called a bioclimatic design. Its comprises a pergola a conservatory as well as a winter garden which helps in procuring heat inside the building during the winters and also allows ample ventilation in the summers. Not to mention the polycarbonate roofs and double glazed panels which bring elegance to the building as well as prove to be a great help in the eco-friendly aspects.
The builders used an optimal mix of concrete glass and wood to create the façade of this beautiful country residence. Completed in three levels the house provides ample space for a nuclear family. If you love a peaceful life in less crowded areas without compromising on proximity to town this house is a perfect option. In order to ensure cool living in subtropical climate the wooden paneling is done on most parts of walls and floors. Large glass windows mask the distinction between the outdoors and indoors.
A central staircase was designed to offer an alternative to usual living – it is a space to reflect and experiment. Small and big steps intertwined with sitting areas and ramps offer the sense of permanent change. The staircase arrangement is slightly reminiscent of M. C. Escher. This interesting staircase continues out to the terrace creating a seamless transition.