Eye-Popping Jones House Uses Color To Challenge Ho-Hum Suburban Vernacular

by , 06/21/11
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

Using cost-effective materials such as brick veneer, painted compressed sheeting, and colorbond roofing and cladding, as well as passive design to up the sustainability ante, Kavellaris has turned what is actually a standardized building design into something really special.

Oriented towards the north on a corner plot with certain spatial restrictions, the home has what the designers call a “hipped roof.” More than just “hip,” the slope makes way for a water feature – ostensibly to funnel rainwater – and a peel-back skylight. The latter adds plenty of natural light to the most inviting suburban home we’ve seen in a while.

+ Kevallaris Urban Design

Via Arch Daily

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