Designed by ISTUDIO Architects of Washington DC, USA
Designed to provide stylish seasonal shelter for a Maryland family this delightful wooden structure is unassuming but innovative. The ‘Butterfly Porch’ is an unconventional modern design for a small wooden summer house.
The secret aspect of this building is that it is totally movable. How clever is this idea? When the shelter of the porch isn’t needed, the lower decking area can be left wide open for full enjoyment of either glorious sunshine or the spectacular night skies.
Constructed from high grade cedar timber and metal the canopy of the small wooden summer house structure is as delicate as a butterfly’s wing. It comprises two upraised planes which appear to float above the volume of the main porch. ISTUDIO Architects who designed the butterfly porch believe that,
“Good design has a critical role in improving the quality of life by improving the places we inhabit. We focus on creative, well-reasoned, and unique solutions with every client regardless of project type”
Innovative ‘Butterfly Porch’ – A Small Wooden Summer House
This indicates the designer’s ethos and commitment to improving lives through the application of artistic and engineering creativity. This small wooden summer house design is no exception. Run-off rain water is recycled from the roof through a system of pipes to irrigate the garden below, demonstrating the designer’s commitment to ecological sustainability.
The small wooden summer house is thoughtfully positioned so that the integral slats and planks frame attractive views of the landscape beyond the garden. The cedar timber framework also has the advantage of providing essential privacy from adjacent properties.
This is a a relatively modest small wooden summer house but its inventive construction provides endless pleasure for the family who commissioned it. They have endless opportunities to fully enjoy relaxing and entertaining outside during the summer. Due to the remarkably flexible construction of the butterfly porch, they may extend these activities to seasons when the weather may be less clement and more unpredictable. It is easy to understand from the design and construction of this small wooden summer house, why ‘ISTUDIO’’ architects have received numerous awards for their innovative ideas, social commitment and environmental sensitivity.
Small Wooden Summer House