Surrounded by tall trees and overlooking agrarian fields filled with the result of hard work and natural resources the house could not be more inviting. The architectural sketches and creative design was created by Andrew Cohen Architects. Their portfolio now includes this fascinating modern home spreading its contemporary collection of spaces on a total surface of 6995 square feet.
They imagined a home that could be easily integrated in the surrounding traditional residential area. The 326 square meter floor plan includes the two floors – the upper floor offers views to the South and the downstairs space separated into large open living spaces.
Built using a prefabricated building system developed in 2002 by Nottoscale – the T-modulome prototype – the modern home benefits from virgin land where a well had to be dug and electricity had to be brought to the site. This turned out to be the perfect desert holiday home for someone who loves this arid grounds.
The ground level is occupied by the kitchen and main living spaces with openness to the outside via floor-to-ceiling windows. Two separate sets of stairs connect the levels but keep a privacy feature by not being directly connected to the living spaces downstairs.
Overhangs are provided to protect the glass from rain and sun. Wherever timber is used it is teak to prevent termite attack. Being located in the forest the main setbacks are humidity and maintenance. However reinforced concrete is used to reduce the occurrence of maintenance.