Flipping through architecture blogs, I'm used to seeing modernist houses with the de rigueur Le Corbusier chaise longue and the Eames chairs inside. But this particular one jumped out at me because it's owned by an industrial designer married to a mechanical engineer. San-Francisco-based ID'er Peter Russell-Clarke and mech-eng wife Jan Moolsintong contracted architect Craig Steely to design their house, with some input, and the resultant structure has some very unusual apertures.
First off the garage. You've seen bi-fold doors before, but none like this:
Photo by Ian Allen for Dwell
And a shot from the inside, where you can see the yellow webbing on either side attached to a crankshaft and the motor:
Looking upwards from the garage is more coolness:
I've seen wall-to-ceiling glass lots of times, but never interrupted by those cool porthole windows.
They look even better from the inside.
A large sliding glass door seals the space off, so that you can conveniently end marital arguments by literally and figuratively leaving one person out in the cold.
Here's a video walkthrough of the entire house:
There are more details on the design, and the story of the collaboration—"I rarely went to the Peter-Craig design sessions...you don't really want to get in the middle of two excited artists." says Moolsintong—over at .