Located in Kochi Prefecture Japan and conjured up by Container Design it is this distinct feature that protects the home from on gusty days even while ensuring the ambiance inside is left undisturbed.
Wind is a big part of this with everything from gigantic bridges to tall skyscrapers needing to accommodate its many vagaries. While this contemporary home in New York designed by Bates Masi Architects might not be as grand in its magnitude it still taps into the flow of wind in an extensive fashion. Designed for a couple who love outdoor adventure sports like wind surfing and kite boarding the stylish house aims to become with the elements around it!
As is the case with most heritage homes it is the rear addition that comes to the rescue here extending the living area even while leaving the two bedrooms at the front of the house largely untouched.
Yet both these elements are carefully balanced as a cloak of green with transplanted prairie ecosystem on the roof and a wonderful garden adds the eco-sensitive tinge to this family residence.
It is a beautiful fireplace in the living room that sits at the heart of the formal zone designed by Mountford Architects. Lovely stonework and timber clad wall sections bring textural beauty to this area even as it slowly melts into the more informal family space next to it.