Surprising architectural developments are easy to spot – an unusually shaped home immediately catches your attention. This is the case with the Beam House designed by Uri Cohen Architects – a single family residence that seems to have been folded onto itself. Divided in three different parts – private semi private and public – the house bearing the name of its defining feature is a mixture of traditional inspiration and clean modern design.
Black metal panels ensure the street facade offers complete privacy while the glazed side facing the garden completely opens the interior to the surroundings. From the living room area the view of the lawn combined with the floor-to-ceiling glass gives a totally unobstructed view and a spacious feeling.
The very first thing you notice here is the use of the colors. Efforts have been to taken to provide each room with special and separate identities. Texture color and outlook of each room are distinct and exist as separate entities connected to one another.
And you can easily understand it as per the wish of the owners the design he deployed is nothing close to formal. That makes the indoors accessible and brings in a feel of intimacy. It is vary live-able spacious and above all kid-friendly.
The eastern side of this alluring home is kept well away from the view of the word as it cuts into the rocky terrain of the area to find a place for private spots hidden away from prying eyes and the traffic on the coastal highway. The western wing of the home though is a place where the structure pens up to the beautiful and rugged Pacific coastline and the owners can enjoy unending sights and sounds of the vast blue along with cool sea breeze.
The glass material used for its construction is 6 to 7 mm thick. The material can be specially heated during the winter which is one of the best and most demanded characteristic feature. It is simply awesome to behold and looks like a perfectly cut and polished glass cube from outside with a blue tinge to it. But I really wonder how one could live inside such a building.
The interior is awe-inspiring. A relatively larger courtyard in the exact middle complements the whole design. Here the actual ground is maintained as such along with the trees. The pillars in black are another spectacular feature. Following a style that is quite simple and inviting the house uses white as the basic hue while off white and cream add support.