Minimalist prefab home hides a sculptural light-filled interior

March 17, 2017 by  
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Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten designed a minimal prefabricated house with a modest appearance that belies a sculptural interior. Located in Rodersdorf, Switzerland, this single-family home has a deceptively simple design with its gabled roof and facade clad in metal and timber. The interior is divided into four levels with split-levels that maximize space and access to natural light. Constructed with a timber frame , the 172-square-meter home sits high on a slope overlooking views across the Alsatian landscape. The asymmetrical gabled roof and shape of the home, which steps down on the landscape, was designed to meet local building code specifications. To make the most of the slope change, the architects added split-levels and inserted a wooden shell mounted beneath the roof. Like a house-within-a-house concept, the wooden shell houses the two upper floors and is accessible via a set of minimalist wooden stairs. Related: Ant House hides an innovative wood interior behind a metal-clad cube in Japan The over-height space below the suspended wooden shell is the highlight of the home. Bathed in natural light from a skylight and full-height window that overlooks the outdoors, the over-height space connects to the ground floor via a slight level change . The ground floor contains the entrance, cloakroom, kitchen, dining area, living room, and lounge, all of which appear to be seamlessly connected through precise carpentry work. The fluid connections between the different spaces, from the partly sunken basement level to the topmost floor cradled in the timber shell, gives the home a sculptural quality. + Berrel Berrel Kräutler Architekten Via ArchDaily Images © Eik Frenzel

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Prefab C/Z House is clad in blackened timber on the island of Pico

April 21, 2015 by  
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Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5

April 21, 2015 by  
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Philips wants to put LED bulbs in every home by making them so affordable that nobody will be able to resist. The global lighting leader, in partnership with Home Depot, launched the most affordable LED ever just in time for Earth Day. With a retail price of just $4.97, Philips’ new 60-watt equivalent LED sets a new standard in green lighting. To celebrate, Philips is sweetening the pot with a limited-time two-for-one deal, which lowers the price per bulb to under $2.50! This momentous achievement marks major change for both the green lighting industry and for regular folks who are finally able to embrace sustainable lighting without careful budgeting. Read the rest of Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $5 led lightbulb , green home lighting , green interior lighting , LED bulbs , LED lighting , low cost home lighting , low cost LED , most affordable led , new philips led , Philips

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The Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play prefab home that can be placed just about anywhere

March 20, 2015 by  
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Striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from the harsh Swiss winters

January 26, 2015 by  
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Energy-Saving Luxury: Jestico + Whiles’ Intelligent Czech Villa

November 27, 2014 by  
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Could You Squeeze into the 10-Foot-Wide Imai House in Japan?

March 28, 2014 by  
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Foster + Partners Selected to Design First and Mission Towers in San Francisco

March 28, 2014 by  
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Foster + Partners were just selected to design the two million square foot mixed-use First and Mission Towers in San Francisco. The development will be a joint venture of the architecture firm and TMG Partners , one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest mixed-use property developers. This will be the firm’s first residential and mixed-use project in San Francisco. Read the rest of Foster + Partners Selected to Design First and Mission Towers in San Francisco Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: flexible office spaces , Foster+Partners First and Mission Towers , Foster+Partners San Francisco , green architecture , mixed use architecture , mixed-use towers , san francisco architecture , TMG Partners , tower design , Transbay Area plan , vertical architecture        

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