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The front elevation of the homes features classic midcentury elements such as a rock-accented wall, clerestory windows, and an angled entry and facade. “There’s very little glass, only high glass, so from the street these houses are very private,” says architect Hugh Kaptur.

Well-known midcentury architect Hugh Kaptur is once again making an imprint on Palm Springs with the construction of three new midcentury-style, single-family homes.

#Skylight | Salcott Road, London SW11

Flat skylight looks really modern without imposing on neighbours. Skylight on kitchen roof and possibly dining room roof would let more light in and increase head height.

Basement with high ceiling and clerestory window

Basement with high ceiling and clerestory window. I imagine that as a North facing wall. and a drain under deck. Cool summer breezes and lots of noise dampening earth.

Kitchen/dining extension | Private house | Salcott Road, London SW11

Side return extension creating kitchen/dining area from a small space. Views of the garden via large windows increases the sense of space.

Could that garden view be any greener?                  Image Source: Domain

The Dining Room

Stylish: The house is decorated elegantly throughout and boasts an open plan kitchen and living room space which opens onto a lush garden

I like that island, looking nice and rustic, and I'd like our bar to be in the basement so those little windows are ideal as well

Island made out of pallets? Look at thick wooden shelves-could be reclaimed wood. Open shelving in bar

Sasha Rabin is an amazing educator in natural building.  She has been doing it, and teaching the craft for a long time.  You can find her workshops in California at Quailsprings.org or at Earthenshelter.com.  Her cob workshops typically teach you to build with several methods to include earth bag, earth tube, strawbale, and just plain cob.  She does specific workshops on rocket mass heaters as well, and teaches some of them at the Cal Earth Institute.  She recently returned from Africa…

{Hybrid Dome built by Earthen Shelter. This dome was built out of natural materials like cob and straw in the high desert of southern CA}

MID CENTURY MODERN ~ oh my design blog//Fantastic design & layout

joinery as highlight - new-build house - Corkellis House - Falmouth, Cornwall - Kathryn Tyler / Linea Studio (as Grand Designs) Falmouth