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47. Madrona Residence by Vandeventer Carlander Architects #105architecturalinspirations

47. Madrona Residence by Vandeventer Carlander Architects #105architecturalinspirations


This beautiful home designed by Vandeventer Carlander Architects uses a shade screen to keep the house cool while letting in a lot of natural light. The natural materials blend beautifully with the site. The glass walls blend the interior with the exterior. Exposed steel columns illustrate the structural system used to construct the home. Built in book cases give plenty of storage.


I love the attention to detail. The design has clean lines, lots of light, and natural materials. I am particularly drawn to this design for their use of the shading device that gives layers of texture through a functional element.


#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35.Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library  37. North Bay House 38.Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40. Pratt Street Power Plant 41.United Therapeutics Field House 42. Porch House 43. Headwaters 44. Ben’s Barn 45. Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge 46.  Thrupp + Summers House