An Efficient Mix

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This 2350 square-foot home was built on a 2000 square-foot site in Seattle, Washington with a budget of $167/square foot.  A tall order for the architects but was mastered beautifully with the selection of materials.  The economy of materials was equalled by an economy of design moves — spare and elegant.  The composition is successful not by extraneous decoration or fanfare but by the skilled placement of functioning parts of the house.

Line, plane, volume.

The design was based on three simple parts – the horizontal volume, the vertical volume and a folded plane. The living space was placed on the upper floor to allow for views and privacy and a roof deck provides even better views and more living space.  Exterior materials include concrete, hardi-panel, minaret board and metal panel orchestrated beautifully with proportion and efficiency.  Interior materials include bamboo flooring, ceramic and glass tiles, Brazilian walnut floors and cork flooring.

http://www.elementalarchitecture.com/

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