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.
Modern designers are using glass lavishly as a building material and its transparent and clear properties combined with the form of floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that you get un-obstructed views. Feast your eyes on these snapshots that showcase how the exterior can be integrated with the interior in stylish and seamless fashion.
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!
We’ve compiled a collection of our favorite tiny houses complete with breathtaking photos. From a billboard-inspired home to a mineral-shaped downtown dwelling these houses are amazingly innovative not to mention cozy. Yet somehow impeccable design keeps them from seeming claustrophobic!
The interiors are kept simple and not crowded and the ergonomic furnishings also help accentuate the home’s understated beauty. The stylish pool and the natural panorama surely allow you to kick back and live life at your own gentle pace.
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.
The designed by studio Bohlin Cywinski Jackson uses many natural elements which make it a part of the western oaks Douglas fir and the lush green yards that are part of this lovely creek. The 10200 square foot home seems to use mostly wood to ensure that the aesthetics of the interiors remain modern and yet ‘natural’ at the same time.