There is no such thing as a “typical” deck. Every living space has its own unique style shape and purpose. For example some homeowners may be looking for a small deck – something just slightly larger than a balcony – that’s big enough for a grill or perhaps a small café table and chairs. Others may be looking for a multi-tiered party deck large enough for a tables lounge chairs and perhaps a Jacuzzi.
But architect Antonino Cardillo has gone in a completely different direction by creating a home in Hyōgo overlooking Ōsaka bay Japan that takes the shape of an irregular polygon. While we are not sure if it was space constraints that led to the design or just the zest to try out a new form factor the end result seems pretty cool indeed.
The idea here is to create a that mixes form with function and yet stand out from the pack. And to achieve this they have used a rectangular box-like template with this small house that is set 100 miles south of the city of Lima.
The designed by studio Bohlin Cywinski Jackson uses many natural elements which make it a part of the western oaks Douglas fir and the lush green yards that are part of this lovely creek. The 10200 square foot home seems to use mostly wood to ensure that the aesthetics of the interiors remain modern and yet ‘natural’ at the same time.
In fact the house is designed to be dynamic with reflective surfaces and natural light playing off the dwelling’s many angles to create a compelling living space. Check out the images below to see why Reflection of Mineral is equal parts residence and work of art. Be on the lookout…the interior is full of architectural surprises!
One of the best ways to go green when it comes to construction and building new homes is to try and use as much of the material that is locally available to reduce carbon footprint while use of materials such as reclaimed wood obviously help. It need not always be fancy high-tech eco-solutions that make a home green and this cool home in the small town of Peachester Australia demonstrates precisely that by blending into the green around it with use of plenty of wood and some smart design.
When it comes to cutting down on construction and material costs along with implementing energy-saving methods one need not always turn towards ‘futuristic’ solutions alone. Traditional buildings techniques can help a great deal as well as current designers and engineers are quickly turning the pages of history back to draw some inspiration.