Part of the approval process for this small modern home included a required raised portion of the site dedicated to storm-water control and a sanitary system. To accommodate this requirement, a plinth was used raise the surface and was landscaped with a native grass.
This long galley kitchen with a wood-crowned island relies on natural lighting to illuminate the workspace. Parallel to the dining and living areas, it's ideal for hosting a party or having a family dinner. Thickly insulated cedar walls contain a concrete core that also helps reduce noise and keep the space quiet.
Part of the approval process for this small modern home required that a portion of the site be raised to accommodate storm water and a sanitary system. Bates Masi + Architects used a plinth to create a raised surface and then landscaped the area with native grass.
Because of the extreme parameters on the building site of this home, Bates Masi + Architects made it their mission to explore the geometry of the building to make the space seem larger. As the walls splay out from the base of the building toward the roof, the resultant void is a central light well.
This small modern home was designed specifically to be well insulated and soundproof, but that doesn't mean that aesthetics had to take the back seat. Clad in beautiful cedar, this home becomes one with nature opening itself up to its surroundings.
Entertaining is easy in this elongated great room that combines kitchen, dining and lounging areas in a modern way. With emphasis placed on acoustics, this home is also soundproof and thickly insulted to keep the noise contained.
Subtle shifts in the geometry of this modern building maximize natural light and views to the sky, expanding the perception of space and openness while maintaining the small footprint. As the walls splay out from the base of the building toward the roof, the resulting void is a central light well.