Box house designing is a simple yet innovative concept in modern house design. Box houses are the houses of future. Modern and elegant box houses can be built using pre-fabricated standard modules with custom architectural design. These modules can be arranged in a number of ways. An architect can play with infinite number of ideas arranging them aesthetically. There is no limit how a house can be designed using these modules and decorated. The box house design is cost effective and it reduces construction time without compromising building quality. Here is an award winning box house located at Portland, Oregon, designed by PATH Architecture. The house is a twin row house, designed in such a way that privacy of both the units is maintained. Each unit has a large private deck on opposite sides of the lot. The box house design utilizes natural light and offers beautiful view of the park. Floor to ceiling windows are placed in such a way that the residents can enjoy the natural light and view of the garden without attracting direct view from the outsiders.
Each room has a floor to ceiling glass window. Windows are placed on the side of each room, so that privacy of the residents is not violated. The repeating pattern of windows and solid wall on each unit gives a beautiful look and sense of symmetry to the entire structure. Windows on the main floor give the view to the park. View of trees, grass and sky gives you a feeling of living in a meadow rather than being in midst of a bustling urban neighborhood.
On the East side of the twin units, there is a big Douglas Fir Tree. The East unit hasmaster bedroom on upper level, extended over the deck below. This gives a large covered space for an outdoor dining space. Main floor window on the East unit is placed on the large stair landing. Natural light floods through the window illuminating interiors of the house.
The interior of the house has minimum design. Wooden flooring and elegant staircase give contemporary look to the interiors. The decor is minimalist. Color scheme of the interiors is pale and neutral. The interiors are relaxing and clutter free. Upholstery and rugs are of soft and subdue hue. Accent colors are used for dining chairs and art pieces on the wall. Whole space looks tidy, clean and simple. Minimalist interiors coupled with green exteriors give an aura of serenity and tranquility.