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Tuesday
Aug282012

A metallic country house

My brother-in-law Dave sent me a link to this house the other day and I was really taken by this house and had to share it. It's not every day you come across a metallic home built in the middle of the woods. The homeowners wanted an escape from their city apartment here in Millerton, New York that would eventually become their primary residence. They were pretty open about the design but wanted a detached cottage or guest house that could accommodate their visiting elderly parents and be available to rent out on a nightly basis at their discretion to help with costs. Architects Grzywinski + Pons paid special attention to sightlines, exposures, seasonal variations in the quality and direction of light and the flow and integration of interior and exterior spaces and focused on making the home very sustainable and energy efficient. The exterior is clad in high albedo mill finish aluminum which was chosen to "amplify the progression of hues both throughout the day and throughout the seasons". So basically the house reflects its surroundings. That is REALLY cool. 

Reader Comments (2)

Very cool house!!!

28 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanne

Didnt expect a simple, relaxing interior with that house!

30 Aug 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChicspeed

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