Letterbox house by McBRIDE CHARLES RYAN. NS: No grid, just streamed connection. Reductive polygonal form in relation to mass without resorting to planar. Surfaces textured with grain, as much enclosure as exposure. Achieves a "peak" or directionality that is much less expression if boxed
Letterbox house by McBRIDE CHARLES RYAN NS: brilliant again except the structural red. Clean homogenous expanses of dramatic black and white (artificial) meet textured expanses of warm woodgrain and stonework (natural)
Green roofs mitigate urban heat island effect, control stormwater run-off, reduce sound reflection and transmission, and lower heating and cooling costs, as well as sustain local wildlife. They also look really, really cool..