, This large roof, made of polycarbonate panels to bear the weight of severe snow, is transparent to gain a lot of sunlight onto the roofed terrace So, we can enjoy time and light in the forest Villa in Hakuba by Naka Studio These architectural components work as a passive system at the same time The floor
, Terrace House is the latest development in timber construction, as architects increasingly turn towards wood as a building material for its sustainability, The concrete office building, completed by Erickson in , is fronted by stepped floors with zigzagging concrete roofs that are brimming with planting.
, In order to reduce on site assembly to only days, all parts of the building were prefabricated and assembled in a factory, including the vault structure, the insulated wooden modules, the outer metal cladding and the terrace floor A series of openable sections within the glass facades on either end of the
, A projecting roof clad with wood on its underside shelters the rooms and provides a unifying feature that connects all of the spaces Transparent polycarbonate tops a light well that extends through the first floor to the dining area below Benjamin Garcia Saxe s Ocean Eye House features movable wooden
, A split level living and dining room occupies a double height space on the middle floor and features sliding doors that open the space out to a wooden roof terrace House in Ishikiri by Tato Architects A children s bedroom is also situated on this floor Positioned on top of the steel box, it comes with a row of
, The decked floor of the excavated building is accessible from outside through an opening in the limestone wall, while a wooden staircase ascends to a terrace outside the main entrance On the opposite side of the building, the steeply pitched roof is interrupted by a volume containing a glazed lift that
Mar , MVRDV has revealed its design for a pair of mixed use towers in The Hague, which will feature natural stone facades that stagger into wooden tones at the bottom to darker hues at the top, where the buildings will stagger into wooden terraces that provide residents on the higher floors with large gardens.
Mar , at either end for the second floor, divided by a partition Casa Lautar by Felipe Alarcón Carre?o The two metre bedroom door can be opened to join the two sections, while exits through the glazing at both sides lead out onto pebbled terraces The architects reused the tiles and wood from the original roof
, The roof of this Japanese home by Y M Design Office has been designed to hang like a shawl, drooping past the house to cover a terrace, tea room and and traps cool air, and in winter, it traps the sunshine, and the warmth from this gets stored naturally in the terrace s concrete floor, said Yoshimoto.
Mar , House in Utsunomiya by Suppose Design Office A narrow gravelled terrace runs along one side of the house and adjoins a wood lined living space at ground level A balcony is located on the first floor, directly above, while a terrace is set into the tip of the roof House in Utsunomiya by Suppose Design
A stunning deck runs the full length of the home and the overhang of the roof terrace provides shade to both it and the interior volume during the heat of the summer while the white of the fireplace surround is picked up on the moulded plastic chairs and the wood aesthetic is presented in the chair legs and plank tabletop.
, The ridged iroko wood creates chunky pilasters around the bedroom, while the open plan kitchen and living area is separated from the garden by Our clients brief for this project was to add a modern ground floor extension to their Grade II listed Georgian terraced house in Duncan Terrace, Islington.
, Family house in Switzerland by EXH Design with a roof terrace at the missing corner of the roof In contrast to the modest and functional exterior, the wooden structure is revealed within to give the interior an inviting sense of warmth Private House Bellmund by EXH Above ground floor plan Private
, A roof terrace, balconies and external staircases maximise outdoor space at this overlooked house in Tokyo designed by Japanese studio Front Office The landscape on the ground floor is formed by an amorphous concrete surface that diffuses the transition from the city to the home, while on the upper
, This wooden summerhouse raised off the forest floor on three concrete beams was designed by Johan Sundberg for a patch of woodland by the Swedish coastline The flat roof overhangs the terrace to create shelter from the elements Small spotlights are set into the overhang to light the area after dark.
Mar , There is also a narrow strip of concrete that runs in front of the lounge to provide a terrace for sunbathing Inside, the roof remains exposed and is complemented by a neutral finishes, like white painted walls and light wooden flooring Maison by Planchard Violaine Lightweight net curtains can be