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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

Can't you get fancy glass these days, with coatings that cut out most of the heat energy but lets most of the light through? In some of the photos of the big sur house, (see the one spoilered below for instance), the glass in the roof part especially looks darkish, like it's polarised or got some kind of coating.
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My car came from the factory with such a coating. It's so effective there's two little tiny squares of no coating so you can position an RFID emitter if you have a security gate. I ran experiments and the coating does indeed block the radio waves too.
post #3137 of 3571
It's a view, why would you build a wall in front of it, especially on plot like that.

It's not less is more its just stupid.
post #3138 of 3571
I think the pictures that you quoted show that the view obscured by the bedroom walls is of the trees on the hillside.
post #3139 of 3571
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


My car came from the factory with such a coating. It's so effective there's two little tiny squares of no coating so you can position an RFID emitter if you have a security gate. I ran experiments and the coating does indeed block the radio waves too.


Yours is metallic then. The newest (last 10 years) is Charcoal/ceramic, doesn't block or interfere with radio waves and superior heat/uv rejection. Hi performance window films trickle down to the auto industry from the construction field where there's substantially more market. There's several companies that will add it but some window manufacturers advice against adding an aftermarket coating as the reflected heat increases the temperature the windows see and could cause gasket failures.

post #3140 of 3571
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post
 

I think this statement highlights your lack of understand regarding architectural design.

 

"Less is more" is very relevant in the design of the bedroom

 I think that is a bit rude - And I think, now knowing what wall FF means, that he has a very good point.

 

And what exactly do you mean with the Mies reference in the context of the view and wall? When it comes to Big Sur and views, believe me, "More is More".

 

Too much of a good thing is wonderful. Unless there is no view or privacy concerns

post #3141 of 3571
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I think the pictures that you quoted show that the view obscured by the bedroom walls is of the trees on the hillside.


It may just be me, but I like looking at trees and seeing the seasons change.
post #3142 of 3571
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I think this statement highlights your lack of understand regarding architectural design.

"Less is more" is very relevant in the design of the bedroom

So someone with a deep understanding "regarding" architectural design would betimes be familiar with technical concepts like "less is more"?
post #3143 of 3571
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I think the pictures that you quoted show that the view obscured by the bedroom walls is of the trees on the hillside.


It may just be me, but I like looking at trees and seeing the seasons change.

I understand what you're saying, but there's no seasonal change to the trees adjacent to the home. We don't really have well defined seasons in coastal Northern California. In addition to the factors we can see, there are the possible considerations of privacy on that side and the owner's desire not to sleep in a fishbowl.

I don't want to belabor the point, though. Clearly, your preference as a client would have been more glass in the bedroom, and that's perfectly understandable.
post #3144 of 3571
Not more just differently placed.


I found these pictures, where you can see the crown of the trees are above the window line, so they won't obstruct the view.

http://www.selectism.com/2014/06/06/tour-californias-cliff-side-fall-house-with-incredible-views/
post #3145 of 3571
Does anyone mind posting this house properly? On my mobile and afraid I'll forget by the time I get back on Sunday. I really like the clean lines of the forms inside and out, and the materials are a bit warmer than the usual for a house of this style.

http://www.archdaily.com/514205/the-gambier-island-house-mcfarlane-green-biggar-architecture-design/
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Here's a photo of the outside of the house:

 

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It does look nice - although I hope that it's double glazed otherwise it would be absolutely freezing in winter - but the accompanying photos aren't that great (in my opinion) as they don't really give you a good idea as to how the house is structured, or of the flow of the house. 

post #3147 of 3571
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Does anyone mind posting this house properly? On my mobile and afraid I'll forget by the time I get back on Sunday. I really like the clean lines of the forms inside and out, and the materials are a bit warmer than the usual for a house of this style.

http://www.archdaily.com/514205/the-gambier-island-house-mcfarlane-green-biggar-architecture-design/

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post #3148 of 3571
Thanks SB I knew you were the man for the job.
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Awful kitchen

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Awful kitchen

What do you think is awful about it?

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