One of the best ways to go green when it comes to construction and building new homes is to try and use as much of the material that is locally available to reduce carbon footprint while use of materials such as reclaimed wood obviously help. It need not always be fancy high-tech eco-solutions that make a home green and this cool home in the small town of Peachester Australia demonstrates precisely that by blending into the green around it with use of plenty of wood and some smart design.
That does not mean the indoors are bland by any means whatsoever. In fact the home itself compliments the surroundings wonderfully well and the extensive use of glass ensures that you have ample views of both the reservoir itself and some lovely landscape of the San Gabriel Mountains.
By using the tried and tested design of the conventional Vietnamese along with a few new twist and incorporating a small interior garden and large roof opening that allow for natural ventilation and a refreshing breath of fresh air the home brings together the best of both worlds.
This indeed looks like a ‘Glass House’ surrounded by green as the vast floor-to-ceiling glass windows and the translucent glass frames that demarcate space on the interior ensure that you have unobstructed views and plenty of natural ventilation.
We end with the micro compact home (m-ch) an airy dwelling for one or two inhabitants. Inspired by aviation and automotive design this residence is cube-like in its shape and undeniably modern in its style. Designed in response to a demand for short stay living (think students weekend travelers and business people) m-ch brings the “less is more” philosophy to life!
There is also an atrium and a funnel exit for warm air that keeps the structure cool even on the hot summer days and if you feel a necessity to cool down even further then the inviting pool in that backyard should help you with a relaxing splash. With effervescent interiors and energy conserving initiatives this makes for a great home for all those who like to go green with style!
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