Adaptive reuse of old structures is not only a budget-friendly way to find a new home with unique flavor but is also planet-friendly and saves on precious resources. The one-of-a-kind in Melbourne Australia personifies this smart and eco-sensitive approach to architecture as Architects EAT transformed an old brick warehouse into a gorgeous modern industrial loft.
An island escape that can only be reached through waterways a low-lying cabin that can barely be spotted from a distance a green roof that keeps the temperature inside warm and toasty and a design that pays tribute to local architecture – the Go Home Bay Cabin in has plenty going for it. It is pretty much the ideal weekend retreat for the eco-conscious adventurer and designed by Ian MacDonald Architect its interior is as elegant as the idea behind its creation.
When thinking of a quick home renovation or a makeover the bathroom is not a space that springs to the top of our wish list. That spot is often reserved for the kitchen or the bedroom. Get past those two and you tend to focus on the living room or even the dining area before you work your way towards the kitchen.
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.
A black and white kitchen with stone island and countertops occupies a corner on the top floor with a small living area and dining space situated next to it. A slim contemporary fireplace and a cozy reading nook complete this living zone that also overlooks the entrance below.
Designed by Studio 304 the new sunken bath is the highlight of this quick upgrade as its elegant glass walls connect it visually with the small yet serene garden outside. The glass walls of the luxurious bath are further supported by a slatted larch screen that keeps away prying eyes and ensures that a tranquil garden view is balanced with complete privacy.
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.