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Top-Popping Cottages

The Shadowboxx House Features an Attached Cabin with a Hinged Roof

— February 20, 2013 — Art & Design
When architects talk about creating a strong connection between interior and exterior environments, they're often suggesting that the use of broad floor-to-ceiling fenestration is the way to do it well. In a much more extreme manner, the Shadowboxx House features a bespoke hinged roof that literally exposes its inside to the outside world.

Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, the lovely little bathhouse abuts a beautiful wood-clad cottage. This small separate dwelling has expansive glass doors that open the entire front of the one-room space into the trees and the field of the rural site. But perhaps you get a nice cloudless night and a sky full of brilliant stars; you'll be able to activate the Shadowboxx House roof so that it separates and slopes upwards to provide an unobstructed view above.
Trend Themes
1. Extreme Fenestration - Architects are experimenting with bespoke designs that promote a stronger connection between interior and exterior environments.
2. Hinged Roof Designs - Hinged roofs are becoming a unique way of offering unobstructed views of surroundings, which can add value to residential and commercial properties.
3. Small Separate Dwellings - Creating small separate dwellings, such as bathhouses and cabins, is becoming a popular trend to diversify residential properties and increase their value.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - Innovative designs that blend nature into living and working spaces can serve to draw more interest and investment in properties.
2. Real Estate - Incorporating unique features such as hinged roofs and small separate dwellings into residential and commercial properties is a way to tap into buyer preferences and raise property values.
3. Tourism and Hospitality - For tourism and hospitality industries, integrating hinged roofs and small standalone structures can offer unique amenities and enhance customer experiences.
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