Green-roofed Corsica home blends right into its spectacular seaside setting

February 13, 2017 by  
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The green-roofed H2 Cape House by architect Vincent Coste looks like an ideal place to relax and soak up the Mediterranean sun. The sprawling residence blends into the unique seaside setting of Corsica without disturbing the existing vegetation or nearby granite rocks. Merging the interior and exterior into a single, flowing space, the house offers a variety of ambiances. Its expansive single-story design makes way for several outdoor areas, including a central terrace , two swimming pools and access to a private beach and port for boats. Related: Coastal Solar-Powered Villa F Prefab Soaks Up the Sun in Greece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOhVBFzZZiM The extensive use of glass maximizes views of the surroundings, while red cedar siding adds warmth to the entire building. A large boulder seems to support one of the many cantilevering surfaces and overhangs of the building, contrasting the skinny facade. + Vincent Coste Via Uncrate Photos by Florent Joliot

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Rustic Prairie House in Wisconsin reaches for the stars with a rooftop observatory

October 7, 2016 by  
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The client was looking for a house that would provide a strong connection to nature and the elements. The architects responded with a design that combines open and closed space, as well as artificial and natural materials . The rustic charm and industrial elements inspired by agricultural architecture of the region is exemplified by the choice of cladding – galvanized zinc – and the design of the ladder that leads to the rooftop observatory where the owner can pursue his hobby. Related: Father and son build a tiny off-the-grid cabin in Wisconsin The house is rectangular in plan and divided in two by a staircase. The two halves house different functions, with the east side reserved for the kitchen, living room and dining area. This space extends onto a sheltered terrace and features a fireplace, referenced in the exterior by two chimney flues. Large openings further strengthen the connection to the surrounding agricultural landscape and introduce additional natural light to the interior. “Its apparent simplicity is articulated by specific moments of experience,” the architects said. “These encompass notions of the house as a tuneable instrument – to connect to, and be responsible to, our environment.” + Wendell Burnette Architects Via Dezeen Photos by Bill Timmerman

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