Affordable housing is a major global concern and architects across the planet are coming up new solutions that bring housing within reach of a larger section of people. This obviously takes different shapes in different corners of the globe and each manifestation depends on available materials and existing building constraints.
We are often so embroiled in aesthetics ergonomics and even a dash of luxury that we tend to forget the cost at which all of that comes. For most homeowners across the globe their ‘dream home’ plans start by figuring out the costs involved.
There are times when you want a home that allows you to escape from your immediate surroundings – maybe a refreshing green oasis in the heart of an urban jungle. Then there are occasions when the structure plays second fiddle to scenery outside and you just want the landscape to take over.
Who wouldn’t love spending a few lovely weekends each summer as they relax in their lake house! And at the heart of every great lake house is the splendid view outside which often ends up being the showstopper of the setting.
A personal workspace on an elevated platform in the home office sits directly below a skylight and provides a calm and unique work area that seems detached from the rest of the house.
Designed by Feste Landscape / Architecture the 26-sqaure meter cabin has a small mezzanine level and a stylish deck that allows its denizens to relax outdoors and enjoy a stunning view of the lake and the landscape beyond.