Modern Rural Residence by Anderson Shirley Architects

Modern single-storey residence situated in Oregon, United States, designed by Anderson Shirley Architects.

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Description by Anderson Shirley Architects

This home is designed for a quickly-to-be-retired couple. They desired a single-degree, compact home that may accommodate frequent visitors and mirror their love of the outside. The home is sited alongside the sting of a gently sloping meadow, bordered on the south and east by forest, with views of the distant hills to the north and west. The strategy to the home is orchestrated such that solely brief views are seen alongside the quarter-mile drive from the street to the home. One then passes via the backyard to the entrance door, which opens to disclose the lengthy views via the complete-peak window wall past.

The primary dwelling space of the home is flanked by a visitor wing to the west and the main bedroom wing to the north, every of which helps to outline outside area. Outside “rooms” are as necessary to the design because the indoor ones. A northwest-dealing with terrace, south-dealing with backyard, and east-dealing with patio/backyard are every strongly related to the indoor areas.
High quality of sunshine, each pure and synthetic, is essential to the shoppers. Though timber to the south and east block winter solar, excessive home windows within the dwelling/eating room, skylights within the kitchen, and the entry backyard assist to seize as a lot mild as attainable. In the summertime, vast overhangs block direct rays however nonetheless permit loads of mirrored daylight in. When the solar goes down, rigorously situated lights create individually-adjustable layers of illumination.

Images by Greg Kozawa

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