Skinny house in Vietnam is surprisingly filled with natural light and cooling winds

June 6, 2016 by  
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Commissioned for a middle-aged couple and their child, the Cul-de-sac House is named for its location at the end of a long and narrow cul-de-sac . To maximize natural light, the interior is centered on an atrium that funnels light from the skylight into the surrounding rooms. Windows of varying sizes, including grids of square openings, punctuate the home to promote airflow that provides much-needed natural cooling in the tropical climate. Related: Thong House in Vietnam redefines the traditional townhouse The house is accessed through a long open courtyard that connects with the home interior and effectively extends the lush landscape indoors. “Natural and human are symbiotic elements at this narrow land,” write the architects. Trees are planted on the ground floor, from the double-height space at the entrance to the central atrium, and give the level the feeling of an indoor courtyard. The second floor comprises a bedroom and living room, while the top-most level contains a bedroom, worship room, and laundry room. + Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects Via Dezeen Images via Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects , by Hoang Le

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Ultra-narrow affordable LG House encourages open living

May 15, 2015 by  
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Alma-nac’s Slim House extension brings sunlight into a narrow home in London

March 20, 2015 by  
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Selcuk Ecza Headquarters looks like a small country village in Istanbul

March 20, 2015 by  
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Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across

August 26, 2014 by  
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Skinny leftover spaces between buildings often don’t become more than alleyways, but Boyarsky Murphy Architects managed to turn one challengingly narrow lot into the site of a four story house. Located between two terraced houses in West London, the appropriately named Sliver House has a front facade that measures less than ten feet. To make the narrow house seem as spacious as possible, the architects introduced as much natural light as possible throughout the building’s bone-white interior. Read the rest of Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boyarsky Murphy Architects , glass facade , London , london architecture , Maida Vale , narrow house , natural light , skinny house , skylight , sliver house , split-level , tinted windows , wedge-shaped building , wedge-shaped site

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Level Architects Hide Tokyo’s Fukusawa House Behind Black Walls and Fill it with Natural Light

April 25, 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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Fujiwarramuro Architects Squeeze Skinny Light-filled Nada House into Tiny Lot in Japan

March 19, 2014 by  
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