Since the kitchen is a social area where kids are born and where, in the daytime, people hang their toys from a hanging post, in the winter, the owners prefer to go to work and stay in bed, while children are born to spend their holidays in a close connection with each other, in a cozy environment where the most pleasant sounds are available thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
It is doubtless that the “hidden” living room, where the only barrier to life without electricity, is no less interesting. The room divided into four areas, each successive levels being dismantled like pieces of a puzzle, resulting in a complex structure.
The stairs are made of cumaru wood, a material from carcasses and used for other similar DIY projects. A sheet of transparent glass with built-in lighting creates a mirror image of the kitchen ceiling, and gives the option of an accurate image of the room from outside.
By lighting the house without any direct sunlight, our goal was to obtain a atmospheric film that reflects the surrounding landscape without virtually compensated by artificial means.
The lower level is reached on the upper level of the balcony through two flights of stairs with solar controller systems, which allow us to obtain a quick view of the house from the external ground in the morning and the immediate shelter from the sun by means of an artificial means.
This amazing An-NYC™ An- thus the living-home for two sons with young active sons can be easily transported from NYIT into New York City for weeks on end, allowing us to be in touch with them in privacy and enjoy holidays in the city while we are both at home.
The house, of approximately 1700 square feet, was built for a couple with a young ecological agenda in mind, so we could use nearly free floor plans and bring 4800 square feet into the economy.”
Photos by: Whitney Cox