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The terrace, an invitation to the good life

The terraces of establishment is often applied art in gardening and agriculture to organize steep terrain. This technique is also used in architecture to compensate for complex topography, or just to create the additional spaces on the outside. The examples below show the shapes and unique spaces that can create with terraces or stairs floors in height. This organization also allows you to use the outdoor areas on roofs. Here are some of the most original houses listed at Journal. If they are unusual, they also bring real design solution to mock certain constraints.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Lane Williams Architects
This property is situated on a slope scarp above Yarrow Bay, in the state of Washington (USA). The firm Coop 15 Architecture has designed the house depending on the topography of the site and has created a series of terraces to enjoy the best views of the bay. Here we see the back of the house.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Lane Williams Architects
As he approached the front door, the other side of the building, one perceives the steps of a staircase. This narrow space revealed a construction that gives pride to the tower structures. The wall in concrete directs the eye to the staircase which opens the prospect of the sky, and from the view.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Lane Williams Architects
When you walk through the door, the choice we are offered to climb the stairs that lead to a bridge or down some stairs to reach the back of the house. The door at the top of the stairs allows access to the terraces.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Lane Williams Architects
This last photo shows the entrance door view from the top of the stairs. The architects here takes advantage of the topography and stairs structures to create a living space has two floors, with a gateway.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Resolution: 4 Architecture
After the hills of Washington, now go to the flatter geography of Long Island, NY. The firm Resolution: 4 Architecture has created a house with many terraces to maximize the outdoor space and enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Resolution: 4 Architecture
The south side of the house, it perceives two roof terraces above a covered terrace situated on the first level. A staircase connects the first level to the second.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Resolution: 4 Architecture
Here is the view from the terrace of the first level. This outdoor area is home but, lets enjoy the ocean view even when it’s gray.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Resolution: 4 Architecture
Stairs from the first level to allow this view has roof terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean (as seen here be reflected in the bay window). Wooden shutters used to protect the interior from the sun in summer. A question arises, however: how does one accede to the last rooftop terrace …

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Resolution: 4 Architecture
Cote is, this staircase leads us to the last roof, facing the Atlantic. It perceives in the background a balcony for barbecues.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Resolution: 4 Architecture
The north façade is perfectly expresses how the terraces here are an integral part of a series of open high walled and interwoven spaces. The access ramp at the entrance, cut through both levels of elevation is remarkable.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Rudolfsson Alliker Associates Architects
The terraces of establishment is also very dieters in case of collective living.
This Australian property consists of three separate dwellings was designed by architect Rudolfsson Alliker. It is especially good agency, especially because it gives the impression to form one and the same house, which would house one family. This view of the garden at the back, allows noticing all levels, but from the street, only the two upper levels (which are a same housing) are visible. The terraces also possible to cope with the steep terrain.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Rudolfsson Alliker Associates Architects
Here we see the dining room of the middle apartment, whose space is divided over two levels. A mezzanine situated above the dining area makes a profit and the ceiling height allows to benefit best from grace has seen LOCATED glazed windows above the sliding window.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

Rudolfsson Alliker Associates Architects
Here is the kitchen and the dining room of the lower housing, which has the chance to own a garden accessible from the bay window.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

The project, designed by Bercy Chen Studio, is composed of three identical houses. Each possesses staggered terraces that overlook the nearby lake. The solid wood walls draw the contours of homes and frame the view from the terraces.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

The roof of each of the housing serves as reception area. The Plant amenities provide good insulation of these houses has three levels. The decoupage that one perceives the left created a central skylight around which the house is organized.

The terrace, an invitation to the good life

As the upper terrace is larger than the one below, the shadow of his protege slab of sun the parts of the lower level. An element which is not negligible in Texas or the climate can be particularly hot.


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