Designed for a rural modular home, the Leura Lane House by Cooper Scaife Architects offer a uniquely structured home that is highly energy efficient. The home has three main materials used for its exterior, wood, metal, and glass, giving the home the look of a cabin house that adapts some modern finishing. The home is built with two separate pavilions, each private from one another. One of the pavilions is for storage space which includes a carport and the other, a living space.
The home is made primarily with a wooden exterior and skillion roof work. It is done so in a structure that allows energy efficiency to act at its best all throughout the season. The wooden feature and double layered floor to ceiling window with its argon-filled cavities allowed for insulation and natural sunlight to come into the modular cabin. This natural insulation technique is further spread throughout the house through the home’s narrow floor planning. It definitely saves a lot of electricity bills as it requires very minimum heating help.
The roof of the home, which is built in an upside down triangle shape to resemble a falling wave is applied to give the home an effective shading for when summer comes. The large windows are also able to open to allow for the entrance of natural wind into the interior of the home.
Built on a rural land, the home maintains its natural look through the wooden exterior. In the interior, while furnishing is adapted to be modern, natural colors are still applied to give connections to the world outside. White walls, black framing, with grey floors and wooden furnishing makes the interior. In this modular cottage, an open floor plan from the living room, kitchen, and dining space gives an impression of a large room space in the narrow home.