HOW IT WORKS
Here, form meets function. Not only do the aesthetics of Contemporary usher nature indoors, its implementation serves sustainability. Energy efficient windows welcome sunshine and can work in tandem with green heating. Cantilevering also allows for buildings to interact with the environment, providing an among-the-clouds airiness while annexing minimal ground space.
Outside Tubac, Arizona, and designed by Rick Joy, the Tyler Residence, with rustic materials and austere structures that bring its saturated desert surrounds into relief. In Portland, Oregon, the dramatically cantilevered Hoke House by Skylab Architecture, nested among the trees of Forest Park. (It was the Cullen family’s house in the movie Twilight.)