Private House

Status: completed
Appointment: 2002
Completion: 2005
Services: architecture, interior design, construction
Location: new york
Area: 280 m²


A modern, three-storey house with a mansard, located in Manhattan beach New York, is characterized with distinguished architecture and harmonious synthesis of the structural frame.

The architects’ goal was to create a refined and open inviting living space suitable for everyday living and entertaining as well as respecting the character of the surrounding urban fabric. A comprehensive home, is customized with flexible, multi-purpose spaces fit for a growing family. Mainly, the design strategy responds to the owners’ functional and family needs as well as aesthetic values of neighborhood.

The brick veneer separated surrounded by metal outlines keeps the exterior warm and contemporary at the same time. These materials have low maintenance efforts and are very cost effective. An innovative roofing construction, enables the maximum effect of the thermal efficiency.

The main concern while designing this house was to maximize natural air circulation and natural light. In creating a "healthy" home sunlight, home orientation, air flow, and its quality are crucial for space functional and aesthetic formation. The innovative house construction allows the home to perform incredibly well, while saving up to 70 percent of the energy needed to heat and cool the habitant.


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