designed by : battersbyhowat
built in : 2011
the front entry sequence from sidewalk entails happily hopping between green thyme, mini-shrubs and groundcovers on concrete slabs to a covered entry porch.
the house uses a simple combination of materials : fibre-cement panels and fibre-cement siding in varous widths with a feature cedar slats for some walls and railings. the balcony is recessed within the building to provide shade and rain protection. the bamboo will create nice dappled light in the south-facing circulation space of the house.the back of the house features large glazing to connect the interior spaces with the extensive open back yard.