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What do you look for in a building? Good Structure, Innovation, Creativity, Simplicity, Boldness, Drama, Sustainability well, a good idea to achieve any of the above is to incorporate nature into your design. Whether commercial or residential the idea of bringing the outdoors indoors really brings the building into focus commanding its audience to pay particular attention. This idea works especially well for commercial building owners who want a memorable building that encourages people to keep returning. How much depends on your objective, for instance, for a simple beautiful design you may only include ‘Nature’ by using Eco-friendly furniture. For others who may want a bold building may select a design that incorporates more of the ideas we will be discussing below. So let’s get started.

The Fish House by Guz Architects

The Fish House by Guz Architects

1. Open Design Concept that invites the air and light inside.

Explanation as to why it works so well.
The Fish House by Guz Architects is an eco-friendly seafront house embracing Singapore’s tropical climate by creating an open space, which allows the residents to enjoy the spectacular ocean views. Natural light, ocean breezes and tropical flora, have been integrated into the design, so that inhabitants feel close to nature inside this high-tech waterfront home.[Source: ecofriendlyhouses]

The Fish House by Guz Architects

The Fish House by Guz Architects

The Fish House by Guz Architects

The Fish House by Guz Architects

The Fish House by Guz Architects

The Fish House by Guz Architects






2. Large Windows and Glass Walls, embraces the beauty of the surroundings giving spectacular views from all angles.

The Dalvey Road House by Guz Architects

Explanation as to why it works so well.

The Dalvey Road House by Guz Architects has two rooftop lawns on different floors, providing large outdoor recreation spaces, in addition to a pool area on the middle level. Most strikingly, an entire wall of the house is covered in glass, with no obstructed surface. Light flows in from all directions through this wall and other smaller windows, though most of the largest openings are designed to accept light only at key times of day. The luxurious abode is a stunning example of modern architecture, and an impressive showcase of intelligent solutions to the issues of constrained property space and close neighbors.[Source: trendir]

The Dalvey Road House by Guz Architects

The Dalvey Road House by Guz Architects

The Dalvey Road House by Guz Architects






3. Utilizing your location to its fullest and matching the surrounding with the appropriate materials this helps to blur the lines between inside and outside.

MC1 House, designed and built by Juan Robles

Explanation as to why it works so well.

The MC1 House, designed and built by Juan Robles is a residential project located in the central Pacific zone of Costa Rica, near the national park Manuel Antonio, Quepos. To carry out the project in hand with nature, an area was chosen on the property that was clear of trees to carry out the construction of the required program, which must respect the natural environment and its characteristics as much as possible. Therefore there was no need to cut any tree that was located on the property, which reinforced the commitment to the environment.

The MC1 house project, we sought to use natural resources so as to minimize the environmental impact of construction on the natural environment and the inhabitants, thus seeking to join the local climate and take advantage and generate a proposal reduce water consumption and energy, which was built with durable materials and systems in order to respect the concept of reuse and recycling, especially when taking into account the appearance of a possible removal and reprocessing of much long-term material. [Source: contemporist]

MC1 House, designed and built by Juan Robles

MC1 House, designed and built by Juan Robles

MC1 House, designed and built by Juan Robles






 4. Retractable Doors that extend the boundaries of the indoors

The Outside In House” by Takeshi Hosaka

Explanation as to why it works so well.

The Outside In House” by Takeshi Hosaka consists of an inside house and outside house. It is also a proposal of architecture of a new relationship between internal and external…When the wooden board door at the entrance is opened, it is planned so that the view can run through from the north garden to the south garden and other wooden board windows are also planned so that the view can run through unexpectedly. [Source: archdaily]

For more information on door designs that will work read our earlier post How to achieve an open concept design, save space and still have privacy.

The Outside In House” by Takeshi Hosaka

The Outside In House” by Takeshi Hosaka

The Outside In House” by Takeshi Hosaka






 5. Inner Courtyard design that brings the beauty of the outdoors, indoors.

‘Ga On Jai’ by IROJE KHM architects

Explanation as to why it works so well.

IROJE KHM architects erected the unique ‘Ga On Jai’ home for a client who wished to make efficient use of the exterior land from the previous demolished structure. it was also important to create an introverted garden space that would give the owner all the benefits of distant views and exterior conditions while harboring a sense of privacy and disconnect from the outside world. [Source: designboom]

‘Ga On Jai’ by IROJE KHM architects

‘Ga On Jai’ by IROJE KHM architects

‘Ga On Jai’ by IROJE KHM architects




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