Sustainable Modern House In Louisiana, U.S.A.

Realized by Catovic Hughes Studio, the residence spotted on www.dwell.com is one of the most beautiful houses we have ever seen. It is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and it was completed in October 2010. What first impressed us was the fact that architects took in consideration a deeply strong connection between interior and exterior. After visiting the house, you feel it’s more about indoor-outdoor living, about maximizing the climatic benefits of both than building a house to shelter somebody. Porches, or at least porch-inspired spaces, abound at the Morelands’ home. Then again, much of this modern house—despite the ground floor’s open plan, the corrugated galvanized-aluminum cladding, and the grasping thatches of bamboo in the courtyard—has ineluctably Southern roots, legible traces of the local vernacular.

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The patio just off the kitchen has a nice view of the street and is one of the inhabitants’s favorite spots.

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The inhabitants admiring the garden…who wouldn’t do so in their shoes? The upstairs balcony faces the street as well, though from a height that interacts as much with the canopy of trees as anyone out mowing the lawn.

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As you can easily notice from the picture, the living room is almost entirely outside because of the great transparent windows. Moreover, they let natural light step inside all day long!

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