* Residential Architecture: +HOUSE by Superkül
Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Residential Architecture: +HOUSE by Superkül: “..a manifestation of a sustainable and healthy approach to building that does not sacrifice design..Sited facing the bank of a stream-fed pond, this four-season house is nestled into a natural slope. Extensive 14-ft high glazing offers expansive views of the landscape and access to a full-length deck. Bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the rectangular plan, book-ending the open living spaces..+ HOUSE is embedded with a wealth of complex, health sensitive materials and methods. Built of inert cementitious blocks that inhibit the growth of fungi and molds, the walls are finished with a natural clay plaster that requires no paint finish. A soy-based sealer was used for the concrete floors and counters, and untreated silk and hemp fabric was used for the curtains..The client was equally interested in environmentally responsible design. Achieving a healthy house for both client and environment meant extensive research into a wide range of products and locally produced materials suited to the climate. A green roof, heat-mirror triple glazing, solar shading, passive ventilation and daylighting, and a geothermal system are just some of the features of this LEED Gold-targeted project..” Extensive glazing, sustainability, natural light, views, lovely site, wood ceilings..commendable and attractive..
See our post on another home by Superkül: Residential Architecture: The SPLIT House by Superkül.
image: Shai Gil; article: Contemporist