In the suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, the Two Houses at Nichada project, designed by Alkhemist Architects, has a double volume living area that opens up directly to the pool when the sliding glass doors disappear into the structure.
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Even with a narrow allotment for outdoor space, the Californian house by Coast Homes has an elongated deck and pool that run the length of the house letting the various rooms to open to the outdoors.
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Witcher Crawford designed this sustainable home in place of an outdated 1960’s bungalow and the new exterior is both clean and contemporary, as is the mostly white interior. Folding glass doors slide to the side to extend the double-height dining room to the patio.
Photo by Patrick Bingham Hall
The Fish House was designed by Guz Architects for the hot, humid climate of Singapore. Open, covered spaces protect the residents from the sun while providing natural ventilation.
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Designed by Zack | de Vito, this house in Marin County feels like a treehouse with views overlooking the valley below. The double-height living area has windows to the ceiling and the space extends out to the oversized deck.
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Promised Land is a house in Amagansett, New York by Bates Masi Architects that’s divided into public and private wings. Sliding glass doors open the main living area up to the central reflecting pool and outdoor space.
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Jonathan Segal FAIA designed The Cresta home in La Jolla, California to have its ground floor living room completely open up to become an outdoor room that looks as if it’s floating above the water.
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The semi-detached D House, by Marston Architects, has massive pivoting doors that swing open to create a seamless transition to the back garden.
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In Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand, the waterfront Winsomere Crescent house was renovated by Dorrington Architects & Associates to have angular views that lead you out to the deck.
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Situated high above the Pacific Ocean, the Bronte House, designed by Rolf Ockert Design, opens up to the pool and ocean in the distance making this a pretty dreamy backyard.