RIO - Room Inside Out
No need to deal with uncomfortable, dirty outside furniture. Take your whole living room with “creature comfort” furniture outdoors for 10 minutes, two hours, however things work out. This optimizes views and enlarges the size of outdoor spaces particularly on smaller confined lots; i.e. ocean front, hillside properties.
Environmental and Health Aspects: People will spend more time outdoors when the outdoors is more accessible. More time in fresh air, connecting with nature and natural light is healthy. The “high performance” of the RIO allows a homeowner to opt for a smaller more functional house. Less building materials, less home to maintain reduces the burden of the home on the environment and the owners pocket book. This is luxury living without wasteful grandiosity