New York City-based practice Studio Christian Wassmann certainly got the memo about striking, inventive backyard extensions. For a client in Miami Beach, FL, the firm connected an existing 1930s bungalow with a dramatic, nautilus-shaped addition. The sculptural extension's spiral concrete core provides both structural support and interior function (it separates a round bed from an open bathroom in the glass-enclosed elevated living space.) And in keeping with its name, Sun Path House, the structure's curved wall traces the path of the sun so that rays are reflected onto both the ground level dining area and rooftop sun deck while protecting inhabitants from the wind.
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