Kenneth M WynerModern Living Room, DC Metro

West Va Private residence, Travis Price, architect

Inspiration for a modern open concept living room in DC Metro. —  Houzz
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Green Living Philosophy wrote:3March,2018

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    Joanna Tovia added this to Best of the Week: 30 Light-Bringing Voids and Atriums15 May 2018

    24. Location: West Virginia, USAWhy we love it: Why chop down a tree if you don’t need to? This design really does bring the outside in.

    Rebecca Naughtin Architect added this to Building Near Trees? Read This First21 September 2016

    Live and let liveFinally, if it is determined that your proposal does fall within the tree protection zone, a tree protection plan will need to be established outlining how your design is going to minimise any disturbance to the subject tree. This could be though certain construction techniques, management of the site during construction, cantilevering structures, permeable surfaces and so on. A joint discussion with your arborist, architect and builder will determine the best outcome for your design.Tree in your way? Don’t cut It down just yet

    Joanna Tovia added this to Tree in Your Way? Don't Cut It Down Just Yet3 August 2014

    Trees as artArchitect Travis Price rejected a “tear down the trees” approach when he designed this amazing forest home. Instead, he decided to incorporate trees into the design. “To see the trees internally and externally as ‘art trunks’ was the essence of living in a West Virginia forest,” Price says. “The clients love it, and with the pealed tree (birch plywood ceilings), the house and the trees reach perfect design harmony.” But how to clean all that glass? Price says the glass tree enclosure maintenance is no different from any other large window. “It’s mostly a bi-yearly at most cleaning for all the windows as they accumulate pollens and airborne tree oils.” The house is raised 1-2 metres off the ground at various points, so it’s a matter of crawling under the house, sliding ladders up against the glass and getting to work.See more of this house

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    Jarrod Vines added this to Jarrod's Ideas1 May 2020

    Window walls, built around trees

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