The open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!
Designing a home that responds to the needs of the landscape it sits in adapts to its specific climatic requirements and becomes one with the backdrop is a hard task indeed. It requires balance precision and ingenuity that bring together two contrasting worlds. Accomplishing this task with modern flair and inviting warmth is the gorgeous in.
With a design that incorporates passive heating and cooling techniques top-notch insulation custom LED lighting and a gray water management system the house also aims to keep its carbon footprint as low as possible.
With the world hotly debating issues like climate change carbon footprint and fight against global warming in Paris it is inevitable that more homes in future will go down the green path similar to one taken by this stylish Spanish home!
Nestled in Germany and overlooking Lake Starnberg and the distant hills the follows precisely this design philosophy. The upper level of the house holds the living area kitchen and dining room and is accessed by a giving those inside unabated views of the scenery around the home.
The stylish living area with custom limestone pillars arched windows and a visual connectivity with the majestic ocean views outside sets the tone for the rest of the interior.
There is no doubting the fact that it is the view outside that is the real showstopper here but the design of this wonderful cabin the remarkably comfy ambiance it creates indoors and the elegant use of natural materials and plush textures to accomplish this complement the majestic scenery perfectly.