Having a sloping piece of land at the edge of an even steeper slope to build a modern home? Don’t fear. Designers have found many ways to make even the most impossible of land places a special place to build a family home in. Take example from K m Architektur’s Mountain Family Home Covered in Wood. This home is confined to a small and narrow plot of land that sits right at the edge of a road and a very steep sloping hill. The land on which the home is built is also sloping itself, though not as steeply as the one beside it. The front of this house faces the road while the backside the steep sloping hill and the breathtaking view of Weinfelden town in Switzerland, a special feature for the home.
Despite of its tricky location, the designer of this home does not feel deterred whatsoever. Sloping hills only adds a challenge to make an interesting modern home design. What the designer come up with it this; a modern family home with an all wood exterior and ample transparency between the indoor and outdoor. To keep this home grounded securely in place, the design of the house structure is built to be bulky and strong. A garage shed for two cars is located at the edge of the house.
This home is even able to build many special features. One of the most prominent is the wooden exterior. Located on a snowy mountain, of course the house interior would be cold. Heating energy can often take a lot from wallet contents. Self insulating material, such as wood, is a great help in this kind of time. It allows for a light insulation to happen inside the home. This home is also built with a geo-thermal heating, solar-hot-water-system, and natural ventilation from the building of floor to ceiling windows in the house.
The interior of the home is built to be bright and warm, sufficient to brighten up the snowy mountain landscape and the town below it. White wood makes up the majority of the home’s wall, ceiling, and floors and combined with white walls and glass. This allows in this contemporary home design, a further self insulation.