Elenko Residence was designed by CEI Architecture and is located in British Columbia, Canada, overlooking the Osoyoos lake. The modern crib was especially developed in order to serve as a recreational retreat for the owners. Set amidst a charming natural environment, the house features large windows and terraces for a good indoor outdoor relationship. According to the architects, “the building form is reminiscent of the early modernists. The building aesthetic is intended to be a simple and functional solution that responds to the semi-desert climate, the project’s budget and the waterfront context. Due to the constraints of the site, spaces were stacked on one another to create a two-storey home, with a roof garden for relaxing or entertaining. Living spaces such as the living room, dining room and kitchen are located on the main floor, offering easy access to the lake. A guest bedroom and washroom are also located on the main floor. The living spaces benefit from the east exposure, which allows the morning sun to penetrate the spaces. In the evening the harsh summer sun is blocked by the solid south wall. The second floor includes all bedrooms, including the laundry and a recreation room off the roof garden.” Sustainability features include ingenius shading systems, radiant floor heating and natural ventilation.
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