item KH-House

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This render study was based on an early test for the impromptu design that would become the Lakeside House.

The KH-Profiles from item are the reason for this design because they are made from a composite material that uses 70% wood fibres and is darkly colored, thereby creating a nice contrast to other construction parts. I quickly recreated this look in Corona and wanted to use it because it separates itself from the usual aluminium profiles.

 

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This led to the central black and white theme for the renderings. The ground floor contains the living room, kitchen and bathroom while the first floor is comprised of a open study/working area and the bedroom. The upper floor takes up roughly half of the floor plan, which makes the living room double in height and creates a nice open feeling. The terrace is connected to the living room and is used as a stepping stone into the landscape. The whole house opens toward this side.

 

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This idea – classic wood construction using item-profiles – wasn’t really suited for the impromptu design, because it didn’t use the profiles to their fullest extent. This was then done in the Lakeside House