This latest revamped home comes in from South Africa and conjured up and completed by Nico van der Meulen Architects it is both modern and inviting in its outlook. The revamp project has been dubbed as ‘House The’ (Yup does not seem a very creative name but we can live with it) and the extensive remodeling was done on the ground floor as many of the internal walls were done away with to create one large and unobstructed flowing space.
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!
Very often perceptions are typecast and along with it design also tends to fall in a certain comfort zone with everyone wanting the exact same thing. When it comes to the design of a home most of us tend to think about the squares and rectangles.
Even the floor-to-ceiling glass windows are encapsulated in gorgeous wooden frames and while the home’s interiors exude all the traits of a contemporary home the extravagant use of wood does give it a very refined look. With an interior that even sports a ‘Zen garden’ this is indeed about bringing a touch of Asia into California!
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.
In fact these contemporary dwellings can serve as ideal housing options for first-time buyers students military personnel and many others. You have to give snaps to designers who prioritize making cutting edge housing available to all. As the L41 website states “Small is beautiful.”
The cantilevered roofs along with the lavish use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensure that there is plenty of natural ventilation along with some lovely views of the green that lay outside. While the common areas and the sitting space provides for some lovely views the bedrooms offer contrasting privacy which ensure that you have the best of both worlds.