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Schonberg Residence – a unique structure of the architectural studio of American Dialect Design Architects, has long been suspended over the existing garage is quite a traditional home. The unusual house designed for the life of one family, located in Charlotte, NC and breaks all the conventions and architectural “convention” of the area. An ingenious use of simple, complementary shapes and bright colors is rather complex and creates a fresh look at the living space. The integration of built-in furniture and the library is so harmonious, that is by forming a non-trivial boundaries of the suspended home.

Designed by William O’Brien Jr., the assistant professor of Architecture in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this unusual vacation house plan is an A-frame house in the forest that stands out among the trees.  Small but sweet, this compact vacation cottage provides a retreat from all the hustle and bustle. The forest setting is as appreciated from the outdoors as it is in, thanks to the home’s expansive glass walls. Three asymmetrical A-frames culminate in this oddly shaped house. The Skinny A-frame houses the library, wine cellar and garage; the wide, central frame is occupied by the bedrooms and baths; while the kitchen, living and dining are to be found in the third. The house aims to undermine the seeming limitations of a triangular section by augmenting and revealing the extreme proportion in the vertical direction, and utilizing the acutely angled corners meeting the floor as moments for thickened walls, telescopic apertures and built-in storage.

A Japanese architect was given 2 specific instructions for building this house: It had to contain a garage with enough place for 9 cars and the possibility of viewing one of them directly in the living room. A tall tree had to fit in the house. That was not an easy job as architect Takuya Tsuchida only disposed of 2000 square feet, but he managed to satisfy his client. To do so, he built a 2-storey building with basement and an elevator to move a car from the garage to the living room. I don’t know what’s the most interesting part, the house itself or all the cars in the garage?
The tiered ceiling structure and fresh interior is accented by tall, palm-like foliage that gives a sense of life to this bright modern home.  Takuya Tsuchida has outdone himself, this is a truly inspired work of interior design for the loft-loving autophile that can’t keep their passions in the garage.

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