Collection of modern, minimalist, and eco friendly architectural design for your home inspiration
Located in the northern Ontario, Canada, architect Ian MacDonald has completed a contemporary house design that practically disappears into the grassy hillside where it’s built on. As his reputation for designing homes that becomes an organic part of the surroundings, the house is built on the low lying hill, rather than on the hilltop.
Granite wall is what welcomes the resident as well as a mound topped with clover and climbing hydrangeas. A stepped water featureruns along on one sodeof the house. Maximizing the nature’s power to support the house environment, two periscope-like windows peer over the surrounding landscape, providing the low-maintenance house with natural light and ventilation. The other, Galvalume cladding was chosen for its rugged durability.
Inside, one reaches the main space – a combined living room, dining area and kitchen – by descending a polished concrete ramp just over 18 metres long. Glulam fir rafters define the room’s double-height ceiling, and quarter-sawn white oak was used for the flooring. The main living area is surrounded on three sides by glass walls, opening up the space to the landscape from every direction.
With tons of blueprints (over 16,000!) for different furniture designs and outdoor woodwork projectsyou can have a great insight into how to build different things with wood. In it, they tell you about wood, how to design projects, the detailed photographs, patterns, blueprints, materials list and step by step instructions on how to put build them.
The second part shows you the different tools and how to use them, and a complete guide to woodwork carpentry. And the color photographs and drawings are beautiful and show a lot of detail.
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