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.
A series frames clad from wooden slats shape the new exterior of the house and large glass windows open it up towards the southern view on offer. An open living area with a kitchen that acts as the new social zone shapes the interior even as a large bookshelf in the backdrop adds color and character to the setting.
Taking the idea of a green rooftop garden a step further is the spectacular Penthouse Ecopark in Hung Yen Province . This modern home designed by iHouse combines a distinct industrial-style living area with a terrace garden that also holds a Jacuzzi a glass pergola and an outdoor lounge. The terrace garden is visually connected with the master bedroom and allows the homeowners to escape the rigors of a long and hard day at work each evening.
Crafted with great care by Marisa Gonzalez Llanos the home revels in combining different textures that seem raw and unfinished without ever overpowering you with unnecessary detail. Exposed concrete walls reclaimed wooden planks that create accent features cool doors seemingly crafted from upcycled crate boxes and of course more polished modern finishes – it is a blend that leaves you captivated!
On the inside the color palette is largely neutral with comfy décor and a flood of natural light shaping the ambiance of this coastal home. Locally sourced fir and the generous use of earthen hues turn the home into a visual extension of the lovely meadow outside!
Modern industrial style is one such delight that seems to combine the simplicity and unassuming practicality of industrial style with modern refinement and the latest trends. And this fabulous home in Pozuelo de Alarcón Spain captures this newfound style to perfection!
For most of us it is the ground floor of our home that holds the entrance and the living area with the top level holding the bedrooms and other private spaces. But the Cliff Dwelling nestled on a steep cliff next to Lake Austin flips this floor plan to suit the specific needs of the site and it is the rooftop garden retreat and entrance that steal the show here.