The house, designed for a family of four people, has two levels and a basement. The living room with dining room and kitchen, there are two studios, the service bathroom and the master bedroom on the second level. The ground floor comprises of three bedrooms, a bathroom and a garage.
Coating like " shower" of wood. Housing between sustainable and vernacular - TimberOnWeb
The Desai Chia Architecture studio designs the "Montauk House" in New York, a dwelling with a characteristic wooden façade that is reminiscent of the vernacular architecture, without neglecting the attention to sustainable design
The plot on which the house is located is on the corner of two traffic-free streets. In addition, a large oak tree characterizes the courtyard while offering shelter in the summer months. The large openings and terraces of the house contribute to the indoor-outdoor interaction.
The facade of the house combines exposed concrete and a wooden "rain", shousugi ban, which allows the facade to be ventilated. Shousugi ban is a traditional Japanese process of burning the surface of the wood in such a way that it is resistant to insects.
There are elements that pertain to the vernacular architecture, for example the colour of the wood and at the same time the shapes are iconic and modern. The wood is also present in the interior, shaping the living spaces, as well as the floors and exposed beams inside the house.
The design includes several sustainable strategies: the roof perfectly conceals a large photovoltaic system capable of supplying the entire house with a large amount of energy. Thanks to the windows and the centrally located stairwell, natural ventilation is generated, which limits the use of air conditioning.
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