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Gorgeous Hightree House in Santa Monica Takes Cues From Minimalist Scandinavian Design

Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 7, 2012 @ 8:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments



Jendretzki, Hightree House, Santa Monica, USA, Scandinavian design, minimalist design, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, daylighting, steel construction, Rustic Canyon

Steel framing drastically reduces the footprint of any home, particularly if it is coupled with a great deal of efficient insulation and other passive design techniques [5] as it is with this design. A boxy open plan space with several floor to ceiling openings that break out into the verdant outdoors, the Hightree house enjoys plenty of daylighting [6] while shades can be drawn to mitigate excess solar gain in summer.

The interior material choice is deliberately minimalist with long vertical slats of timber [7] used for the cabinetry and floors, complimenting the outdoor wooden deck and industrial-chic frame. Used as both a home and work studio, this beautiful space is heated by a hanging stove. You wouldn’t have to ask us twice if we’d like to put our feet up in this home.

+ Jendretzki [3]

Via Arch Daily [8]

Photographs © Alejandro Wirth


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[3] Jendretzki: http://www.jendretzki.com/home_other.html

[4] minimalist Scandinavian design: http://inhabitat.com/tag/scandinavian-design/

[5] passive design techniques: http://inhabitat.com/slunakov-eco-education-center/

[6] daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/tag/daylighting/

[7] vertical slats of timber: http://inhabitat.com/tag/timber/

[8] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/290019/santa-monica-residence-jendretzki/

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