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.
But architect Antonino Cardillo has gone in a completely different direction by creating a home in Hyōgo overlooking Ōsaka bay Japan that takes the shape of an irregular polygon. While we are not sure if it was space constraints that led to the design or just the zest to try out a new form factor the end result seems pretty cool indeed.
Our next featured compact living space is different in the fact that it is advertised as a four-bed retreat for guests rather than a residence. At the same time it can serve the function of your choice including filling your home office needs. Designed by Blue Forest a company known for their luxury tree houses eco-PERCH can be installed on site in around five days! An organic shape helps the dwelling to merge well with a variety of natural surroundings.
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!
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!
The outdoor wooden deck holds the promise of some lovely evenings. The strategic placement of the exterior lighting makes for an enjoyable entertainment space without being overly bright. The flush fixtures make for an unobtrusive and clean look when they are not in use. The clever use of plaster and wood for the facade ensure that you have the privacy that you require. Blending in the contemporary with the classic and nature with lavish lifestyle this house is the complete package.
‘Green’ is the new cool way to go. Whether it is because it offers a reduction in the power bills or allows you to take a slight moral high ground irrespective of your motive it seems that eco-friendly building design is here to stay for good. With consumers becoming more aware design and architecture firms are being forced to take this path as well and this vibrant and cool building in the heart of is another one of those which follows this exact model.