California-based architect Paul Davis. While there are also many waterproof outdoor products made from fibreglass or plastic-based materials, Davis doesn’t consider them to be quite as durable as those made of natural teak, stainless steel or coated metal. Davis designed this patio in California and chose a set of furniture made of weather-resistant, powder-coated aluminium and vinyl-polyester mesh.
Maybe this is a better way to arrange our bench seating Why sightlines matter - need not to see the chairs, need a clear flow, hard wearing floor - but this is using the dining area as walkway - which is good if there is only us and house is small Also If there is a wall at the end of the sightline, consider how you arrange furniture, decorative objects or artworks in order to create visual interest and draw the eye through the space.
Indoor/outdoor dining - saving doubling up on furniture - but furniture has to be weather-proof otherwise it will just deteriorate.
HOW NOT TO DO IT - the focus here is on the furniture outside instead of the view - the only seating that should be outside is simple bench setting - perhaps concrete top and insect proof below - to store cushions? But the protected area is good.
This is best way to weather proof 'outdoor/indoor area - glass roof - no hip, ability to pull down shades and ability to pull thru flyscreens or glass doors on either end to allow breeze thru and/ or sit 'outside'
continuum of bench top in same material and porcelain flooring (what is this). need a neat floor drain at door to take rain away.
oint Winner of the National Award: Cloister House by MORQ Location: Perth, WA Project description: A couple looking towards retirement came to us in search of a house where they could feel a sense of refuge. Their new home was to be intimate, meditative and softly lit. The site posed many constraints to achieving this sense of sanctuary and repose: a small subdivided lot fronting a high-traffic road, encompassed by an unremarkable built context with no vegetation.
roof line for glass roof to allow easy shading
Planning was key to ensuring that every space in the house enabled multiple uses, borrowing from each other: from vanities opening onto circulation, capturing views of neighbouring backyards; a laundry that serves as an extension of the kitchen; and a living space that is detailed to feel like a covered patio when the doors open up.
a gentle space tiled to perfection
Could we have our verandah go in and around the trees
Skillion roof added over existing roof