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Portage Bay House

Developed by Heliotrope Architects, this stunning loft-like house was designed for a bachelor who values privacy. It sits on the waterfront in Seattle, Washington, and is fronted by an unassuming entryway marked only by a garage and wood front door. Protective shells of zinc and aluminum on the exterior echo the maritime industrial sheds littered throughout Seattle, whilst floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light and offer a pristine view of Portage Bay with the Cascade Mountains in the background. The waterside of the house looks onto a large patio filled with flora and fauna that opens to a quaint dock for a quick boat trip and a convenient spot to park the float plane.

Photos by Aaron Leitz




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SOLO SHELTER

The Solo Shelter by 5 Owls is a versatile, lightweight tent/sleeping bag combo designed to meet the toughest demands. The innovative sleeping bag lets you sleep under the stars with the capability to deploy the Storm Shelter if the weather suddenly turns nasty. Made with premium materials, the Solo Shelter weighs less than 5 pounds, and keeps your upper body inside the mosquito-proof tent, while your lower half stays cosy in the waterproof sleeping bag. via...
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MOD BOX

In Modern times the new concept of live/work space is starting to become very popular. We have already shown you a few examples previously,  the "Ecospace WorkPod", the "Archipod garden office", and the "Office Pod". The Mod Box featured here is a higher-end version, it has very low energy consumption and is fitted with state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures....
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MONTECINTO RESIDENCE | BY BARTON MYERS ASSOCIATES | Image

MONTECINTO RESIDENCE | BY BARTON MYERS ASSOCIATES

The Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates Located in the hills above Montecito, California is an architectural masterpiece. The Architects designed the home to feature sliding glass walls and windows, allowing the local breezes to cool the home on warmer summer days. The house takes full advantage of the indoor-outdoor living made possible by California Coast’s mild climate. Designed specifically without air-conditioning, it is cooled exclusively by cross-v...
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