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Connected to the Outdoors: A Modern House with a Modular Folding Wall

Connected to the Outdoors: A Modern House with a Modular Folding Wall | Built and Natural Environment | Scoop.it

This unique residence by Pitsou Kedem Architects gives inhabitants the ability to control light entering the space with a modular facade design that also provides for changing views and varying degrees of privacy.

 

With great attention paid to the relations between outdoors and indoors, this structure has been designed to convert the interior space into the outdoors with great modularity while retaining its simple and clean detailing. The most fascinating views of this residence take place when the pivot shutters open, allowing one to look straight through the interiors to the rear pool side beyond without any restrictions. Standing in the front garden, one is able to look out to the rear landscape connecting the two outside spaces.

The ability to reverse the balanced composition into a dynamic one is made possible thanks to the design of a system of smart blinds that allows them to be lifted upwards and folded into what resembles a roof. As all the rails and fixtures are hidden when the façade is closed, the changing possibilities also hide in the residence's façade. ..


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Any way to "lock" or "close" a forum in Bb 9.1? - Ask The Doctors

Any way to "lock" or "close" a forum in Bb 9.1? - Ask The Doctors | Built and Natural Environment | Scoop.it
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Revisiting the Woman's Building with Sheila de Bretteville - Los Angeles Times

Revisiting the Woman's Building with Sheila de Bretteville - Los Angeles Times | Built and Natural Environment | Scoop.it
Los Angeles TimesRevisiting the Woman's Building with Sheila de BrettevilleLos Angeles TimesThe Woman's Building closed its doors in 1991, but Otis College of Art and Design has tried to keep something of its spirit alive.
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Seamless and sustainable architecture in Big Sur, California

Seamless and sustainable architecture in Big Sur, California | Built and Natural Environment | Scoop.it

Set into the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Big Sur, California, this retreat, seamlessly integrated into the landscape,was designed by Carver & Schicketanz Architects.


Built as a vacation home, the key elements were to build as least disruptively to the landscape as possible and minimise visibility of and from distant neighbors.

In the words of the architects, "We wanted the home to blend with the land, and give the clients a perfect retreat. We accomplished this by cutting a wedge into the gentle hillside and using this space to accommodate multiple functions (garage, laundry, powder room, pantry, mechanical room) underground. As a result the native meadow rolls onto the northern part of the house and ties the building to the landscape. Therefore the house is barely visible to the uphill neighbors."

Sustainable features include hydrotech roofing system planted with native grasses for insulation and minimising aesthetic impact on environment, thermal mass from limestone flooring, rainwater harvesting and cross-ventilation.


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Selene Wong's comment, February 25, 2013 7:34 PM
thanks!