Paris surprises us often with apartments and homes that bring forth new and space-savvy design that sets the benchmark for houses across the planet. Eco-Sustainable House project by Djuric Tardio Architectes is one such work of genius that turns to a terrace garden play area and hangout to combine the multiple needs of the homeowners. Built on a tight budget the unique fruit and vegetable garden on the roof is much more than just eye candy!
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.
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.
Industrial-style windows with their dark metallic frames accentuate the past of this Aussie home even as exposed and whitewashed brick walls bring in all the textural beauty one could ask for. Open family spaces are coupled with intimate private areas and cleverly concealed bedrooms to offer a fine balance between social living and complete seclusion.
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.
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.
Features like the open bookshelf with metal frame the large wooden wardrobes and the relaxing nautical-themed bathroom ensure that there is no boredom here despite the neutral color scheme which is enhanced by the odd splash of purple. Exquisite and cheerful this is a home that has a style of its own!