Project: "Leone Living"
Designer(s): Erla Dogg Ingjaldsdottir, Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, United States
Category: Architecture Categories, Professional
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Entry Description: 3bedroom 3bath, 1812 sqft. House in santa monica California • Simplistic Eco-conscious design that is focused on functionality and creating a breathing family environment. • The house is oriented on the site for optimum advantage of natural light and cross ventilation. • Maximum use of natural light to cut down electrical cost. • Conscious effort in using only materials in their most organic form. • No use of chemicals, carpets, tiles or paint. • Exterior panels contain 30% recycled materials. • 9’ x 16’ Single hung window, balanced with steel weight, maximizing indoor/outdoor living. • Floor material connected in an unobtrusive manner to increase floor plan flow and space. • Design and use of color inspired by dramatic landscape to create contrasting stimulating interior. The red (volcanic) kitchen island creates a multi-functional gathering point in the heart of the house. The rubber staircase combines elements of strength and infinity. • Windowsill in Living room made of steel creates an additional seating area with magnetic cushions that can be rearranged to ones needs. • Front skylite to create a natural light in kitchen • Entry courtyard to create a privacy from busy street. • Material manufactured from recycled tires is used on kitchen cabinetry and kitchen chairs, creating an elegant kitchen unaffected by normal wear and tear of family life. • LED Light design in I structural beam in order to make indoor use of structure and create ambiance. • Bookshelf functions as railings/barriers between floor plans. • Headboard in master bedroom is cladded with the flooring material to give unobtrusive feel of space • Outdoor sleeping area for healthy living

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