House on a Stream
photography: Sebastian Zachariah
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3. Firm: Architecture BRIOA stepped wooden seat is created below the sill level of the window. The sill extends as a platform to open out towards the outdoors, and also accommodates a rocking chair.See these inspiring living room designs
Folding doorsFolding or bi-folding doors double as dividers to create an instant wall for a private living space. They can be opened or folded back easily. Made of glass and wood, this one replaces sliding windows, and allows access to the outdoors.
2. Bring in fresh airMake it a habit to open your windows every day for a limited time; allow cross ventilation and let fresh air circulate throughout your home. This is an effective way to periodically replace toxic air with fresh air. Exhaust fans in the bathroom, kitchen and store rooms go a long way in getting rid of trapped smoke and mouldy air.
4. Picture perfectThis quaint living room by Architecture BRIO enjoys the luxury of being close to the wilderness, which is pretty rare these days. I love the way the room has been created as if to especially present the view. The window frames the verdant scene outside, like a vast living painting. The masterpiece is the set of full-length folding glass doors that also work as a wall. Folded back, they expand the room’s space; drawn shut, they contract it – keeping the view close at all times.