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Metcalfe Architecture’s Daylight-Filled Spence House Boasts Soaring Ceilings

Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 17, 2012 @ 11:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery | No Comments



Metcalfe Architecture and Design, natural light, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, daylighting, natural materials, Connecticut, Housatonic Valley, Feng Shui

Commissioned by a writer in the midst of a major lifestyle change, the Spence house is tucked away in an agricultural enclave of Cornwall, CT. Strategically-placed windows permit the perfect amount of daylighting [5] without excess solar gain and bursts of color bring the interior to life.

Feng Shui-informed [6] and built using sustainably-sourced and all natural materials, the compact home blends in with the natural surroundings. The home was arranged on site to have spectacular views of the surrounding Housatonic Valley [7], while tall ceilings matches the interior expansiveness with the outdoors.

+ Metcalfe Architecture and Design [3]


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: http://inhabitat.com/the-spence-house-boasts-soaring-ceilings-and-cascading-natural-light/mad_spence_4/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/the-spence-house-boasts-soaring-ceilings-and-cascading-natural-light/mad_spence_13/?extend=1

[3] Metcalfe Architecture: http://www.metarchdesign.com/projects/spence

[4] for their fun, green projects: http://inhabitat.com/camp-jrf-gets-an-eco-village-upgrade-by-metcalfe-architecture/

[5] perfect amount of daylighting: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/

[6] Feng Shui-informed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_shui

[7] Housatonic Valley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housatonic_Valley

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