Visited the Tassjara Zen Mountain Center recently. Along with the good food, hot soak and being near those seeking ultimate reality , it was nice to view their newest building and these wonderful doors - stile and rail with natural panels. Mike Laine built them. So sweet. It is worth your while to see more of his exquisite work - go to www.woodenheart.us
Sunday, May 27, 2012
This house is designed to be simple and lively.
Simple as a basic rectangle yet energetic by the split diagonally, vertically, and up the roof slopes. The form is spacious, defining public and private areas. Natural light extends deeply to both. The home should be bright and uplifting through the long gray winters.
As a passive solar/passive house hybrid, the home will be comfortable and energy efficient. SIPS panels and high performance windows are the thermal skin. To avoid summer overheating, 3 native maple trees are planted. Heating to be hydronic radiant floors. Air quality via heat recovery ventilator. SIPS panels also provide the structural core. An exposed heavy timber truss carries the SIPS panels at the taller form down the split.
The exterior is to be either cedar shingles, light gray in color, or stucco, white color. The entry is strongly defined by a salvaged cedar log as the corner post supporting the covered porch. The porch ceiling is sky blue and the door is bright yellow.
At the interior, to enhance the light, walls are to be white, smooth dry wall. The floors are natural recycled fir. The ceilings are natural recycled cedar.
This house is designed to be comfortable and notable.
Do inquire for more details about the design submitted.
© KUMARAN DESIGN 2012