When designing #sofiarosehouse we discovered our clients like to arrive home gradually. They liked the enter the house, put their things away in their bedrooms, then move into the larger living spaces. This is why we have a tranquil entrance garden, and all the bedrooms are separate from the living spaces. We believe good designContinue reading “How do you feel when you arrive home?”
Feeling the refreshing touch of breezes on your skin, the sound of rain falling, or the winters sun on your feet. All these elements heighten your senses and create a less stressful workspace. The Human Spaces report 2015 indicates that, in the Netherlands, workers are happiest when near natural light, green spaces and views ofContinue reading “maximising natural daylight”
A door is a door to most people; to an architect, it is an opportunity. An opportunity to create another experience at the portal between inside and out. Here, in #zyanhouse you can see that the interior and exterior space is expressed through materiality, yet when the doors are open, the balcony and bedroom becomeContinue reading “threshold magic”
The clients of #sofiarosehouse wanted to keep the character of their existing house but improve the comfort level and reduce energy costs. So, we made sure we: Kept mostly within the existing footprint Invested in tinted double glazing Installed solar panels Increased insulation in the walls, floor, and roof Worked out the best angle ofContinue reading “Sometimes a sustainable approach is about improving on what you have rather than starting from scratch”
Last year Justine our founder was interviewed by Matthew Cutler-Welsh from Home Style Green a weekly podcast ‘Inspiring people to make a better place to live’. They discussed the Zyan House, Justines’ journey into Architecture, biophilic design and Passive House. Grab a coffee and press go below!