Take a look at this landscaped house designed by Nabil Gholam Architects.
“The formal spaces, with high ceilings of 4.2m clear, move in and out along the main garden space on the ground floor enhancing the feeling of inside out as well as appropriating the garden in some instances. Service spaces are compactly tucked into the spaces behind the formal dining area.
Above, the volume housing the bedrooms and more intimate spaces of the program, bridges the width of the site, maximizing the views towards the landscaped gardens. The series of spaces sets a standard of private bedrooms connecting at times with more open family rooms. The simple volume is enclosed in a vertical system of louvers which functions as a living skin opening and closing where needed, shading from heat and acting as a barrier shielding it from the neighboring plots and the road. ”
“Thick stone walls with deep openings, low e glazing and planted roofs work to stabilize the temperature inside and absorb the climate extremes, leading to an improved quality of life paired with a reduction in energy consumption. Sustainability is enhanced further through collecting the water that is filtered to be used domestically as well as for irrigation.”
panoramah! sliding systems allows a seamless indoor/outdoor experience, in which ah!38 minimalist window connects the living areas to the courtyard.