When it comes to cutting down on construction and material costs along with implementing energy-saving methods one need not always turn towards ‘futuristic’ solutions alone. Traditional buildings techniques can help a great deal as well as current designers and engineers are quickly turning the pages of history back to draw some inspiration.
It is not so much the architectural style but the use of materials that changes drastically as we move up the spiral steel staircase into the second tier where the bedrooms are clad in white stone and present a contemporary look to the core.
The eco-PERCH is stunning on the ground or it can be raised so it rests in the treetops as shown below. Features like internal softwood floors low voltage LED lighting double-glazed windows and a flat-screen TV give this lodge modern flair. Plus you’ve gotta love that outdoor deck!
I would think a beautiful place such as this would be cherished for generations. One might worry about storms and fires that could threaten this home with some hefty home insurance claims. moneysupermarket.com should be able to help them out there!
This spectacular reconversion of a Grade II listed monument into a family home is one example in a very applauded growing tendency : the recycling of historical or industrial monuments under a new functionality. It is ecological resource-friendly practical from a structural point of view and most of all an ingenious endeavor of architecture that proves the motto “form follows function” wrong asserting the flexibility of constructed space.
Of course in the quest for finding that bold new look one cannot go too far and needs to find the absolute right balance. The Penthouse at the in Toronto Canada does exactly that with its combination of the classic with the modern.
The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement celebrates minimalist living and the beauty of well-built compact spaces. Eco-friendly materials are often used and the small scale of these residences encourages clutter-free interiors. A large number of compact homes built in recent years have been modern in style as the simplicity of these small structures blends seamlessly with contemporary design.