The fabulous use of timber in different rooms of the house is one of the many ingenious features of this Austin home that one would normally not come across in most other prefabs.
As a nation Peru is blessed with a landscape that leaves you mesmerized at every turn with stunning mountains breathtaking valleys and an air of mysticism that seems to be epitomized by its rich heritage and renowned World Heritage sites.
The major focus inside was on lighting and ventilation with a series of skylights and the stairwell bringing sunlight from the top level into the lower floor. Large open and sweeping spaces are clad in white to accentuate the positives while the existing wooden trusses are combined with a modern ceiling to bring in the best of both worlds.
Décor is kept simple and minimal with the likes of classic Eames Lounger adding timeless appeal to an otherwise distinctly modern interior. As is the norm these days large sliding glass doors make their presence felt in every room even as the homeowners are tempted to spend more time outdoors than inside. Brilliant lighting and minimal accessories complete a Texas home that reinterprets that classic ‘courtyard house style’ by adding contemporary sheen.
One of the unique challenges of building this lovely family retreat was the existing building code that prevented the house from being any taller than six feet above grade on the building’s uphill side.
The exterior of this cool cottage also paints a picture of textural beauty as white cedar is combined with a dash of raw exposed steel to shape a façade that would age beautifully as it wears on.
Translucent glass panels are pretty underrated when it comes to home design and barring a few kitchen cabinets and shower doors you do not really see them being used extensively. But the extravagant and vivacious by Pascali Semerdjian Architects in Brazil puts glass panels to perfect use as translucent partitions simple glass dividers and wooden slats combine to offer the best of privacy and unabated connectivity with the landscape.