Homes rigidly define interior and exterior by definition, as they serve to shelter people from the potential dangers that lurk on the outside, but Planar House is an investigation into methods for blending the two conceptual ideas. The home is extremely broad and low-slung, looking as though it's constantly attempting to merge with the earth below, and it's further topped with a grassy lawn that exaggerates that effect.
As Studio MK27, the architect behind Planar House, phrases it, the home "is a radical exercise in horizontality". Bungalows certainly aren't anything new, but few bungalows make use of the space available to them in the way that Planar House does. The home's roof stretches far beyond the edges of its walls, creating a dramatically flat appearance.
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Planar House is a Broadly Horizontal Bungalow
1. Blended Architecture - The trend of blending interior and exterior spaces in architectural design offers opportunities for creating unique living environments.
2. Horizontality - The trend towards horizontal architectural designs presents opportunities for creating visually striking and space-efficient structures.
3. Green Roofs - The trend of incorporating greenery on rooftops provides opportunities for eco-friendly and aesthetically pleasing designs in the construction industry.
1. Architecture - The architectural industry can explore innovative approaches to blend interior and exterior spaces, creating new possibilities for residential and commercial designs.
2. Construction - The construction industry can leverage the trend of horizontal designs to maximize space efficiency and create visually appealing structures that stand out in the market.
3. Landscaping - The landscaping industry can tap into the trend of green roofs, offering expertise in designing and maintaining rooftop gardens to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of buildings.