But the by Studio B Architecture + Interiors in Boulder Colorado takes an entirely different approach as iconic art work from modern masters of minimalism like Frank Stella is the inspiration behind its dark and dashing exterior.
Minimalism is the key design force even here with clutter being kept down to a bare minimum. Natural canopy around the house gives those inside an increased sense of privacy. Smart decks and balconies around the house allow for a seamless indoor-outdoor interplay.
Designed by minimalDEsign the spacious house sits inside the confines of the Wielkopolski National Park and this dictates its eco-sensitive silhouette. A series of trees next to the lake that is not too far away from the house also define its floor plan with the L-shape design creating a private and serene refuge that the homeowners can enjoy.
There are many things that inspire the design of a house. These often range from the view on offer outside vernacular design and historical context to choice of the homeowner and their many passions in life.
Surrounded by an oasis of greenery and a dashing backyard pool it is this outdoor hangout that becomes the new highlight of the residence. Designed by Rob Paulus Architects the Canopy House uses Douglas fir wood both on the inside and outside to create a visual link between the two spaces.
The pond does much more than being an aesthetic addition as it cools the house down during hot summer months with tropical plants and smart temperature management system doing the rest. Modern easy-to-maintain and subtly tropical this residence stands out from the crowd.
The lowest level of the house clad in concrete contains the garage and shed with the first floor holding the social areas along with the bedrooms. It is the top floor that houses additional spaces and relaxation zones. The division of spaces is simple and complicated with each level being illuminated by natural light.
Smart lighting under the wooden bridge adds to the covered sitting area outside while the opening also creates visual connectivity between the rear and front sections of the home.