Modern Retreat With Sale-Boat Inspired Sun Shades Near Chicago
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Modern Retreat With Sale-Boat Inspired Sun Shades Near Chicago

The Church – Jett Residence comes from studio John DeSalvo Design and is a 1,400 square foot two story home located near Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana, USA. The house was especially designed for a couple who wanted a modern and sustainable retreat, in order to escape the Chicago urban jungle. According to the architects, “the result is a rectangular volume that maximizes the interior space by building up to the required setbacks and height allowances. It’s wood frame and open joist construction is a 16 feet wide, 48 feet long and 23 feet high volume with an additional block at the back for bathrooms, laundry and storage. The entire structure is stabilized and supported by the massive poured in place, rough finish concrete hearth that forms the structural support and heart of the home. To keep the roof terrace shaded, sun shades top off the structure. Their sculptural from not only softens the geometry of the home but recall the sail vocabulary of the boats on the lake. The triangular custom fabricated panels made from Mermet exterior mesh shade material are pulled in tension with sail fittings that are fastened to steel posts secured to the parapet walls”. How do you find this unusual idea for sun shades?

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  • [...] This rooftop deck house design in Michigan City was created by John DeSalvo as a weekend retreat for a couple looking to escape busy Chicago life. Measuring 1,200 sq. ft. across three levels, what this compact house lacks in square footage it more than makes up for with its cool factor – the rooftop deck. The owners wanted a modern and eco-sustainable home, and thus the Church-Jett Residence is an urban retreat of outdoor entertaining areas, contemporary aesthetics and clean interior design. The vertical house maximizes the home’s area upward, while its bold silhouette is softened with sail-inspired sunshades sheltering the rooftop outdoor living room, complete with a sitting/lounging area and hot tub. Interiors have an enhanced sense of space with a two-storey living area encircled by an open upper walkway, and an open concept house plan that is bright and open with an unobstructed flow. John DeSalvo Designvia Freshome [...]