Contemporary Entertaining-Based Residence with a Cool City View
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Contemporary Entertaining-Based Residence with a Cool City View

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Looking at modern houses on a regular basis develops a quite strong relationship with architecture and interior design. Take this next residence as an example of a well-balanced dwelling with lots of space for entertaining, relaxation and comfortable living. The team from Dick Clark Architecture are the creators of this beautiful residence located in Austin, Texas and named The City View Residence. A strong connection was established between the outside and the inside, creating an inviting entertainment space that leads the party on to the deck where a swimming pool awaits the guests and inhabitants to enjoy their free time. The architects tried to explore every option to present the best possible solution for the family who wanted an eco-friendly, entertaining-based home: “We tried our best to have as little impact on the environment as well.  The house has a 3kw solar panel system, instant hot water heaters, bio foam insulation, rain water collection that irrigates a good portion of the lot, very efficient mechanical systems, and low e glass. The plan is very open,  there are visual connections between living/dining/kitchen. A see through oak screen separates the stair from the kitchen. To separate the public entry hall from the private bedroom wing, we did a floating bookcase/art display millwork piece, we used an ecosmart burner as well, it allowed us to create a fireplace mass that doesn’t touch the ceiling which adds non-partition quality of the house.  The siding is cypress, it runs inside and out.”

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One comment

  • Feng Shui Design February 10, 2011 at 20:36 PM Login to Reply →

    I love how they incorporated passive solar by using over-hangs – especially in the Texas sun it is not only beautiful but serves a purpose of blocking the direct sun into the home reducing heating and cooling cost. The city of Austin, Texas is known for its innovative approach to green energy…