It took me five years to get my degree in Architecture, and over the course of that half-decade, and the 13 years of my design career that have since followed, my passion and love for pavilion-style residential design keeps growing stronger and stronger. Few homes are more beautiful than a glass pavilion design nestled in a natural setting, surrounded by water, trees, and the open sky above. My newest favorite of which was designed by Desai/Chia Architecture. The following is a description of the home from the architects themselves:
“Located on a rolling farm property in upstate New York, the LM Guest House celebrates the beauty of the surrounding landscape — sweeping views through an all-glass facade magnify the spacious, open feel of the living areas. The home employs several sustainable design strategies including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, motorized solar shading, photovoltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting. The open living and sleeping areas flow around a compact slatted wood core that disguises the mechanical, storage, and bathing spaces. Two sleeping couchettes with built-in bunk beds provide efficient accommodations for additional weekend guests. Natural white oak wood detailing provides warmth and texture throughout the home. The high-performance glass facade was pre-fabricated off site, shipped in one container, and erected in two days. An innovative steel frame structure allows the roof to cantilever dramatically over the open living areas and bedroom.”
To see more examples of my favorite dream homes you can CLICK HERE, and for all things Architecture be sure to visit Architecture on FEELguide. If you love glass pavilion homes as much as I do you might enjoy the terrific documentary on the legacy, significance, and rescuing of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House below. The home was designed and constructed by van der Rohe himself between 1945 and 1951, and remains one of the most important residential designs of the past 100 years.
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