Chadbourne + Doss Architects designed the 'Cycle House,' a residence for an active couple and their collection of beloved bicycles (a whopping 18 of them, to be exact). The residence is conveniently located near two major cycling routes in Seattle's Mount Baker neighborhood.
The architects' biggest challenge was designing a home that reflected the couple's eclectic character and active lifestyle. To accommodate for the couple's large bike collection, the architects installed storage space that could also double as an entertainment or relaxation space.
The architects were inspired by Iceland when they went about creating this rugged home, opting for industrial design offset by elements of "cool ocean" and "woody comfort." Despite the fact that it accommodates an active hobby, the home is also intended to evoke a sense of tranquility.
The Cycle House Facilitates an Active Hobby
1. Cycling-focused Residences - Designing residences that cater to active cyclists by providing specialized storage and easy access to cycling routes.
2. Multifunctional Storage Spaces - Creating storage spaces that serve multiple purposes, such as entertainment or relaxation areas, to maximize the use of limited space.
3. Rugged Industrial Design - Incorporating industrial design elements inspired by rugged landscapes to create unique and characterful homes.
1. Architecture and Design - Architects can explore innovative ways to design residences that cater to specific hobbies and lifestyles, such as cycling enthusiasts.
2. Interior Design and Furnishing - Interior designers can create multifunctional storage solutions that blend seamlessly with the overall design of the living space.
3. Home Construction and Renovation - Home construction companies can offer industrial-inspired designs and innovative storage solutions as part of their services to meet the growing demand for unique and functional homes.