Green design is not always about cutting-edge technology that minimizes energy consumption and a multitude of gadgets that monitor your every move. The best sustainable home designs are those that cause minimal damage to the landscape in which they sit.
The idea of a seems revolutionary to most of us. A covering of greenery on the roof is not something you come across often and anytime we suggest a ‘living roof’ the idea is met with wariness and doubts rather than glee.
It is easy to see the many space-saving additions inside this cheerful and light-filled home. The standalone kitchen unit and workstation (sitting under the stairway) the small living area and the multitude of nifty cabinets give the lower-level living area a breezy ambiance.
The gorgeous home in the woods is blessed with a variety of planet-friendly features like the photovoltaic panels that provide it with all the power it needs a rainwater harvesting system that recycles and replenishes the local water source and passive heating and cooling design that keeps the internal temperature moderate. These green technologies not only cut back on the carbon footprint of the house but also make sure that the surrounding greenery and ecosystem is left largely untouched and pollution-free.
The new kitchen also seems equally appealing with a copper backsplash that adds glitter to an otherwise neutral space in white. Charred larch slats and a cool copper worktop add to its uniqueness even as the dining area next to it flows into the garden outside.