40 Exterior Flat Roofline Beach House Design Photos And Ideas

"Sometimes, contemporary tropical design is either too clinical, too rustic, or simply unoriginal. We are trying to find ways of interfering within the natural landscape responsibly, and reducing energy consumption through natural ventilation," explains Saxe.
The terraces create such a strong sense of being outside that the house has practically become a part of the natural world.
Three bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the first level. Each room can adapt to accommodate a varying number of occupants.
The house is split into three levels.
Bach to the BeachWith authenticity and simplicity as their rallying cry, a Kiwi architect and his wife have built a modern beach house that puts a fresh spin on the local vernacular.
Landside Elevation
Just a 45-minute drive from Los Cabos International Airport, Amanvari offers an atypical experience in a truly surreal landscape. From sailing and fishing to diving with whales, going for a dip under waterfalls to exploring ponds with a resident biologist, this is the ultimate getaway for explorers who are also looking for some serious R&R in a private sanctuary.
Flat sections of the roof are topped with photovoltaic panels.
ts asymmetric single-hip roof captures a generous interior space, and a single operable triangular window at its leeward tip creates gentle airflow, supplementing the deliberately designed cross-breezes that negate the need for air conditioning.
This first volume sits like a long, slender bar providing privacy from the adjacent street.
The home features a long, slender volume that shields the rest of the residence from the noise and movement on the adjacent street.
A back view of the house reveals its glass facade and perch on the hillside overlooking East Honolulu.
Bay Elevation
Front Elevation with Glimpse of Bay
Outsite partnered with Batch on this Venice Beach home to offer a place where locals can shop, live, and work. But considering how much the address can do, not much was changed of its midcentury exterior.
Casa Meleku.
The approach to Casa Bri Bri.
Lanscape designer Jack Kiesel opted to use succulents in the front garden for their low water use, a plus in Southern California, and also for their aesthetics.
For the facade, exposed to the constant salt air, the team considered everything from copper or zinc to Kynar-coated aluminum. Eventually, a sample of titanium was tacked up for six months and showed no wear. “Part of the green philosophy is not just what is cheaper; it’s what’s sustainable,” Cranston explains. “The titanium cladding was more expensive, but this is a house we plan to be in for the rest of our lives, so we wanted something that needed virtually no maintenance.”
side view with lift and slides onto stone terrace cliff
Entrance doorway
Street Entrance
The property includes a private sandy beach, which is
Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan collaborated with New Haven, Connecticut, firm Gray Organschi on their midcentury-inspired New York vacation home.
“A summer house is every Swede’s dream,” says Duncanson, who was born in Scotland. “At first I couldn’t understand how they could take four or five weeks off in summer but after my first year, I couldn’t believe how relaxed and hungry I was when I came back.”
The home, clad in natural Australian timber, enjoys a sense of lightness thanks to slender columns that let it float over the dunes. The driveway and entry, at the rear of the building, have an understated design to build to the interior's magnificent ocean views. Firm director Phil Snowdon explains, “By creating an architectural form that draws your eye and leads you up the steep driveway, we could engage new visitors in a welcoming process that first reveals the object and then slowly reveals the main event, being the view."
Entryway and screened gear enclosure

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