Researchers and designers based in London and at the Technical University in Munich are responsible for the design of m-ch which mirrors the scale of a Japanese tea house. Functional and sleek the micro compact home makes efficient living a reality.
Nothing is more appealing that a beautiful beach house and while those on the Malibu coastline are indeed a huge catch the located in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County in Manhattan Beach is equally appealing.
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.
To ensure that it does not cause a detrimental effect on the panoramic natural surroundings the home uses various eco-friendly measures like a solar panel rooftop that allows it to go off grid and low energy lighting installations that save up on power.
However underground houses are known to have excellent natural insulation and climactic regulation in all seasons. Situated partially beneath the tower the home opens through 4 fully glazed walls toward a sunken central courtyard.
One of the best things about smart renovation of an old home is that you not only get to have a brand new home that suits your latest needs and meets to your current taste but it also allows you to keep the spirit of the original home intact and the memories (if any) attached with it alive. And that is precisely what FINNE Architects have tried to accomplish with this gorgeous home set among secluded woods about 25 miles north of Seattle.
All of us at some point in our childhood have spent a summer or two up in a tree house and if you have not then you surely have missed out on some great memories. And our fascination with living among the canopy does not end there and that is exactly why we find this beautiful contemporary home designed by mmp Architects all that more alluring. While most modern homes and structures are at odds with nature and at times seem out of place the fits right in.