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 open living area on the lower level with its exposed concrete walls high ceiling wooden accent wall behind the entertainment unit and the brick wall in the kitchen showcases plenty of contrast. The kitchen in the corner maximizes space even as the dining area ends up becoming the showstopper of this level.
Being a mobile home at its heart the home can simply be erected on the site in minimal time and this prevents permanent damage to the forest lot. A series of large glass walls and doors connect the interior with the lush green landscape outside while a neutral color palette shapes the interior. Pops of purple yellow and green bring a hint of color to home that needs barely any thanks to the scenery that surrounds it!
The dining room sits at the heart of this floor and offers a glimpse of the mezzanine-level bedroom above. The blue cabinets of the kitchen and the dark black workstation add color to the space even as the custom wall mural in the living area and the bedroom above usher in pattern and panache.
From the practical we move on to the exceptional as we step into the mesmerizing in Ostional Costa Rica. This captivating retreat is green in more ways than one as even the amazing natural forests that surround it leave anyone who stays here spellbound. Developed by Kalia this three-bedroom villa can be rented for around $600/night. A bargain considering all you get at this exotic hideaway.
It is hard enough to design an ergonomic and aesthetic modern apartment in limited space but the task becomes trickier when you need to also incorporate a design studio within the limited confines. Add to this the need to transform it into a safe and kid-friendly setting that a six-year old can also enjoy and you have the Brandburg Home and Studio in Poznan.
The minimal design of the apartment was specifically created to ensure that clients who step into the space do not feel like walking into a home. Yet once the weekend rolls in or the sun sets on a long day the apartment can be turned into a cozy safe and wonderful living environment that is also welcoming.