“We sought to create a house that would not damage the environment and not be too visible,” says architect Tina...
A green roof blooms atop the detached garage.
Maximizing daylight is only one of the sustainable design strategies used in the Low/Rise residence.
Another view of the upstairs hallway, which features bamboo flooring. Photo by Ken Pagliaro Photography.
Benjamin Moore's Vintage Vogue paint coats the exterior.
Architect Marco Casagrande designed the Chen House to make use of the nearby Datun River’s breeze.
Covered with wire mesh, the green roof will continue to vegetate over time.
The relationship between interior and exterior becomes crucial in the articulation of the residence.
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One of the main goals of the construction was to do as little harm as possible to the existing environment, which...
Throughout the home, the original strip-wood floorboards were preserved and painted a soft, muted gray.
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Large sliding glass doors suspend the living room within the landscape for family gatherings or larger events.
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The large patio leads to a newly landscaped back garden.
Rainwater is collected from the rooftop of the Permanent Camping! Mudgee abode by Casey Brown, NSW, Australia.
Photo by Ken Pagliaro Photography.
Redesigning the cramped bathroom was one of the project’s biggest challenges.