Thursday, January 21, 2016
A large covered terrace increases not only the usable space within the house but also the visual sense of spaciousness of a very small footprint. The simple dramatic roof line creates a 12 foot high window wall at the end, opening views to the sky or surrounding trees. Low band windows are used to create a panoramic view outside while a person is seated - without having to provide so much glass as to compromise energy efficiency.
A carport is used so it can also be utilized as more covered outdoor space. Storage of that "stuff" which accumulates in a garage can be organized in an adjacent wall of bulk storage closets.
Building small can result in a very comfortable living space. Building only what is needed saves both personal resources and natural resources.
Another of my Minimum House designs can be seen here.
This design and presentation was done with Archicad 19.