The red cedar-cladded upper volume slightly cantilevers over the lower pure white volume to offer a small shaded terrace. On top the flat roof provides the inhabitants with the choice of planting different vegetation that will enlarge the total surface of the garden and provide natural insulation while protecting the interiors from solar gain.
The Fez House Project designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Leite Siza Vieira has been described as the work of his life. The home and studio space completed in 2010 is located in Porto Portugal.
Projections are given on the roof for protection from the summer sun and to extract heat from sun during winter. The house is placed beneath the ancient cottonwood with a distant view of Sandia Mountain Range in the east. Altogether the house is a wonderful piece of art!
The house has a spiral structure with its origin at the central courtyard offering varying degrees of privacy. The bedroom and the bathroom are situated behind the courtyard whereas the kitchen and living area are placed around the garage as you look from the entrance.
House O a recently completed building in Japan is attracting eyeballs for its unique design. Located in Mie Japan the house has been constructed by a Nagoya based Studio Stands Architects (Hiroshi Yokozeki Yuji Shimiz Kyoko Ikuta).