Modern architecture on the coast
The coast of the Pacific Northwest shows no beautiful dune landscape with Palm trees in Southern California, Cape Cod or Florida. But the coast is everywhere very enchanting.
Today will be island in Washington talk of the Bainbridge. It is located in an area that is filled with houses dominated by seagulls and anchors.
The modern architecture and landscape design by Wittman Estes have been created to create a real input into North-Western style. They brought them to some houses on the beach.
The customers wanted a modern, elegant entrance and lounge area, which at the same time reflects the Strandatmsophäre and the rural regions. The houses are also relatively easy to maintain by the consideration for the natural environment. We wanted to build something beautiful, but Dodge also clichés. The coast itself, not the booth type perception of life on this has inspired the architecture of the houses.
The House at a glance
Who lives here: A couple, which is approaching to the pension
Location: Bainbridge Iceland, near the city of Seattle
Construction team: Architect: Wittman Estes; Construction: Pyramid construction; Edelstahpfanzerherstellung: Seattle boiler works; Concrete production: Bill House;
Plant materials: Melissa Firestone
Area: 74 square meters
Find seclusion in the backyard
Recently renovated, the backyard was the direction for many solutions in the front part of the outdoor area. Estes wanted to create a unique experience at the entrance. The House is located in the immediate vicinity of the beach and this neighborhood to the water has influenced many aspects of design, plant equipment and the hardscape color palette. Despite the ample inspiration from the sea, the ambience is not overly beachy.
The Court creates a healthy and practical relation to the traffic. On the one hand, it looks good for the passing cars, and on the other – it includes transportation routes. He has a road to the front door, one to the trash can and another to the seating area. You wanted to have an access to the garage door and the place for throwing away the trash. Therefore it has created parallel outside these to the comfortable seating and dining area.
Estes said the following to this challenge: with all these requirements for access to the various places, it was decided that if we were not careful, we would have created only a couple of ways.
You had already used stainless steel planters in the courtyards and Estes has incorporated them into the front part of the outdoor area. Reaching a Visual extension of the space Division and mirror effects. You just never can see everything at a glance.
Opt for cedar fence
A cedar fence surrounds the room. The owners were originally driven to insulate themselves from the wind and ocean spray water to the building by the desire. They wanted to achieve privacy, but at the same time the idea didn’t like you, that the fence is opaque and separates them totally from the outside world.
Estes has therefore created a surrounding structure, which you can see through. The garden is still private character, but a glimpse into the Interior of the Court offered the passers-by.
To converge with the coast
Through gravel and precast concrete, which are left over from the promenade, was expanded in the contemporary theme of the coast. According to Estes, the colors have the Maß produced concrete really the character of the local beach recorded. This is quite gray.
Whose diagonal lines and paired with pebbles down they seem really like art, but you realize that clearly that the road paving is a way.
Selection of plants
The plants in the yard have certain practical tasks. The home owner wanted to have something to do with large evergreen leaves. Estes has therefore opted for the kind of acanthus mollis (Hogweed) in the design. The underground tubers of plants spread pretty rapidly. When a fresh climate that you have on the ocean, this process is restricted but pretty.
The Hogweed is one of the few plants whose long Blätter can tolerate the salt water and the whipping of wind.
Gray feather grass was used because of its height. The swing is reminiscent of the water in the vicinity. Sedum fill raised beds. Abundantly planted sweet flag (Acorus) crowded the edges of the Court.
Stay in the shade with wine Maple
The owners wanted to plant still more of them. The company of Estes says that they were don’t forget, that the home owner wanted to use the space in the evening. You had to think that’s why shadow. For this reason, they have planted also wine maple in the southwestern part of the dining area. So it would shield the afternoon sun and the room would open still to the South West. So, the Sun can get through very easily.
Modern design the backyard
Enjoy lovely views
The backyard looks out in the Puget Sound. Estes was pleased very much about the selection of the home owner for a modern garden. The result was more than excellent, probably just because the enthusiasm was accompanied by so much inspiration and pleasure. The modern architecture in the spirit making invented is, leaves behind a sense of creativity and perfection.