If you want to build a home on sloped lot, this three-story concrete house that built on sloping lot of coastal hill really is inspiring. This three-story concrete house has inspiring concept. This concrete modern house has two seasonal “courtyard” concept structures. If you looking for how to build a concrete house, step by step design applied for this single family detached home can be followed. Pick the detail designs and decorating that you like, and applied for your new or concrete house renovation project.
Three-story Concrete House Construction with Two Courtyard-like
The contemporary concrete house built on narrow lot of land. The lot only has 6.5 meter wide, and 20 meter long. This 6.5 metre wide house design consists of three stacked concrete boxes structure. To bring spatial richness effect, stacked volume shifting applied. Each of concrete boxes indeed has same width but different length. Second concret box are cantilevered above the front yard (has protruding side or floating volume above front yard garden). Third concrete box house volume are cantilevered above backyard garden.
This concrete house is a typical of upward sloping house. Means the lowest point is at street level. First floor of this upward slope house design looks like a basement if you see it from backyard area of the house. With only 6.5 meter wide and side-to-side building structure, openings of the house placed at front and rear. Both openings structure has transparent glass with metal frame structure. Second floor openings at front protected by outer courtyard-like structure. Third floor front openings protected by its height.
There is also rooftop deck as outdoor area of the house. The rooftop deck can be accessed from roof door at side of the two skylight windows.
Two Seasonal Courtyard House Design Ideas
The two seasonal “courtyard” construction concept of this coastal hill house design actually has other benefits. The other benefits of two seasonal “courtyard” are for privacy protection, and of course natural light and air circulation. With only 6.5 wide of sloping lot, side-to-side building built, so there are no spaces to create side openings for the house. The multifunction two “courtyard” construction concept bring cozy, comfortable, and bright inside this modern living spaces.
Quotes apply for word “courtyard” because it’s not literally courtyard structure. It is courtyard-like structure that applied for this modern home built environment. First courtyard-like structure created at front. The front courtyard-like is actually an extension of balcony with two side structure addition built from the balcony until front fence of the house. The balcony concrete walls above the fence automatically become fence itself. The concrete walls above fence combine with balcony extension become built-in balcony privacy screens.
The extension structure created at sides, so curved holes in the center created. The third floor of the house also has balcony with extension. Third floor balcony with extension becomes roof for second floor balcony. With same layout, there is also curved hole. So the sides’ extension of balcony and two curved holes define first seasonal courtyard-like. Front outer courtyard becomes outdoor activities for summer season. No worries about privacy because its structure designs bring built-in concrete privacy screens for the balcony.
Second courtyard-like is indoor courtyard-like inside the house. The indoor courtyard-like house is actually double-height void with two skylight windows above the void. Room layout or interior spaces arranged surround the indoor courtyard-like. The indoor courtyard-like become area of the family while winter season come.
6.5 Meter Wide Concrete House Plan Layout
This 6.5 wide modern concrete house has three floor levels. First floors that look like a basement consist of open protected front yard and two cars garage. The front yard landscape has dry garden concept. The front dry garden divided into two zones. First is concrete pavers zone. Second is gravels zone.
Second floor consist of balcony terrace as an outdoor area, living room, dining area and a kitchen also toilet. Second floor can be accesses from front stairs that lead to outdoor balcony terrace, or stairs installed inside the garage.
Third floor is for private areas. There are two bedrooms inside third concrete box. First is master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Second is children bedroom. Above the third floor is rooftop decking as an outdoor area of the house. From the rooftop terrace, we can see the ocean beyond, and beautiful Canary islands panorama.
Three-story Concrete House Interior and Decorating
Wire mesh with metal frame become fence of this three-story concrete house. The wire mesh metal framed fence installed at the ground floor, balconies, and rooftop as functional exterior decorating. Pots of decorative plants placed at certain spots of this house outdoor area. Solid gray color of concrete becomes exterior appearance of this house.
The living room placed behind second floor balcony or front outer courtyard-like structure. Interior decorating for the living room really is simple. The floor of living room is polished concrete floor. Both ceiling and walls of living room has wood-like appearance. The rugged wood-like appearance because of its form boards used as media to pour the concrete. L-shaped sofa becomes one of living room furniture. White color of L-shaped sofa contrast with solid gray concrete color.
Behind the living room, kitchen area exists. Living room and kitchen-dining separated by series of wood planks that arranged like latticework (see its similarities with latticework style small boutique clothing here). Different interior decorating style applied for kitchen space design. Yellow-brown stained concrete floor become kitchen flooring. Plywood used as wall wrapping for entire kitchen area including void above it. Plywood brown natural color symbolize warmth atmosphere. Although the backdrop different, both living room and kitchen of this three-story concrete house has white color furniture. Steel metal stairs also has white color. The kitchen island placed in the middle of area; under two skylight windows roof.
Credit & source: Esaú Acosta. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.