By broadening the underside, the exposed beams reach from inside the studio out into a six-foot overhang toward the landscape and main house creating a haven for the family to gather and relax. The wedge shape for the studio is based on a golden rectangle that was squeezed by sight constraints.
To prevent stray sand from trailing inside, the architects included a stone patio where guests can quickly dust their feet off. A wood overhang above keeps the space cool and comfortable despite the afternoon sun.
This stylish hallway features dark brown and neutral terrazzo floors paired with Douglas fir wall paneling. Black steel supports are secured to a wall in order to suspend a thick sheet of frosted glass overhead, creating a tunnel-like effect.
We found inspiration in the spirals of the Nautilus, which are reflected in the studios placement on the site and in the section of the building.
The six foot roof overhang was designed to provide the artist working space outdoors where she can stay dry when it starts to rain. The overhang also keeps direct sun from hitting the textiles outside.
This elegant home, set on a large tract of land in Austin's hill country, was designed to be highly energy efficient. Overhangs, awnings and deep covered patios keep direct sunlight from entering into—and overheating—the house.
This spacious outdoor patio features a wood paneled overhang, providing a bit of shade during the day and lighting at night. Concrete steps and gravel landscaping complete the look of the area, while floor-to-ceiling glass walls and windows allow for a peek at the interior spaces, including the living and dining rooms.
Wide overhangs are essential to this breezeway, as they offer shade from the hot sun and shelter from the scattered showers that frequently move through Florida. Tropical plants bring some greenery to the space as well.
This picturesque pool area features an intimate dining area with a rectangular table and modern white chairs. An exposed beam overhang is positioned above the sliding glass doors, while the city skyline provides the perfect evening backdrop.
The cedar finish is a beautiful, warm contrast to the concrete panels on the exterior of this home. The clean modern lines of the architecture create a sharp and stylish look. A concrete walkway leads up to the covered front door entrance and immediately greets you with a mountain view from a window on the opposite wall.
Timbers, fashioned from locally sourced Southern yellow pine, lend rusticity to the Low Country style of this coastal home. Long overhangs protect outdoor spaces from both intense sun and rain and the entire home is built to withstand hurricanes and floods.