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E.D.G.E Home Beautifully Balances Form with Function

Posted By Andrew Michler On July 30, 2010 @ 3:03 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

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The E.D.G.E. [2] home features a simple footprint with a fully-integrated design that fits a lot of living space into a compact package. The glass on both sides creates a sense of transparency, projecting the living space outwards beyond the home’s walls. A sleek set of furniture [3] runs the gamut from a brilliant transforming table to a bed, and bench. Rather than building a room around the furniture, the furniture is built around the room.

The home’s exterior is an exercise in restraint– with the louvers closed, the home takes on a monolithic form. With the louvers open, it becomes a balance of glass and screened walls. This video [4] takes a look inside this remarkable house.

+ Architecture Revelations [5]

Via Jetson Green [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/30/e-d-g-e-home-beautifully-balances-form-with-function/new-6-23/

[2] E.D.G.E.: http://www.revarch.com/EDGEConstructionDesign.html

[3] furniture: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/30/e-d-g-e-home-beautifully-balances-form-with-function/new-10-13/

[4] video: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/98029769.html

[5] + Architecture Revelations: http://www.revarch.com/index.html

[6] Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/07/edge-modern-green-home.html

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