Tips for Integrating Indoor & Outdoor Spaces
Architect David Webber shares his best strategies for integrating your indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly.
Webber + Studio, Architects of Austin, TX; webberstudio.com or 512/236-1032.
1. Repeat materials. If possible, choose materials that are applicable both inside and out, such as the ipê wood used here. If a material is meant mainly for inside, you can still consider using it outside in a protected area, such as on a ceiling.
2. Transition with glass. Use floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors for continuous views and walkways.
3. Go with the flow. Position the exterior doors to continue the house’s natural traffic flow into outdoor spaces.