Sustainable design is at the heart of this house without being overtly expressed in the external aesthetic. The house is designed with photovoltaic cells hidden on the roof, grey water reclamation, artificial lawn, and rain-screen facades to help thermal stability, as well as flash hot water heating, bamboo floors and ponds of water to promote evaporative cooling in front of large expanses of glass. The residence is articulated as “boxes”, each finished in white plaster, and raised on steel pilotis. Instead of being complete four-sided objects, each “box” has one side wich is replaced by high-density wood panels coated with phenolic resin. The panels, manufactured from sustainable products, are installed as a rain-screen and are punctured with stainless steel inserts, futher articulating the idea that the cladding in non-load bearing. The interior spaces are oriented to draw the garden in. There is a strong design language of solid versus void and formal order versus amorphous patterning. This achieves a higher sense of spatial freedom within an architectural home.
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Architect: Abramson Teiger Architects