Horizon House by Steven Holl Architects: A Modern House with An Exposed Concrete Structure

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Completed in 2017 by Steven Holl Architects, Horizon House is formed in three simple elongated rectangles. This house is highlighted by the exposed concrete structure and also two perpendicular volumes that join in a tight angle. This house design allows the house residents to get ample natural light and good ventilation.

Design

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One of the three simple elongated rectangles in this house structure is turned open like a Swiss Army knife. The two rectangles of them set perpendicular to a river that encloses this house while the third is open to the horizon completely to form an awesome viewing terrace parallel to the river.

 

Details

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This house is also designed with two perpendicular volumes. These volumes join in a tight angle to allow the house to gets ample natural light and good ventilation. The steep embankment is relieved by rough stone bollards while the stunning views of the surrounding landscape are framed via aluminum-framed windows in the house interior. For the house windows, the wood operable windows are set into a high-performance window wall in this project. This house is also cooled and heated geothermally with green sedum roofs.

 

Horizon House Gallery

 

Photography: Steven Holl Architects

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