Wooden Guest House Design for an Anthropologist by Air Architecture

September 29, 2009 at 10:11 pm 

This is a wooden guest house for an anthropologist to store the collection he gathered during 20 years in Asia and host visiting Buddhist scholars. The wooden guest house designed by Los Angeles architect Francois Perrin of Air Architecture. The structure is a wood frame (the common construction type in California) clad with a clear polycarbonate skin. The clear plastic skin creates an optical illusion with the sunlight that makes the project disappear at some times like a mirage and thus creates a minimal impact to the existing house and neighborhood. The project uses solar panels on the roof and plans to add some wind turbines to be fully off the grid as this is a prototype for an habitat that the client will build in Sri Lanka and Taiwan.

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