An open living area with the kitchen on one side along with the breakfast area and the dining space on the other is filled with plenty of natural light even as industrial-style décor and large pendants enhance the overall vibe of the Spanish residence.
The green roof goes much beyond being a mere aesthetic addition as it controls the temperature inside the house reduces rainwater runoff and allows the home to blend in with the green landscape around it. The 106-square-meter house has all one could ask for in a practical modern home with an open living area that also holds the dining space and a bright colorful kitchen in orange and blue.
Inside the box one finds additional storage units along with a secret hideaway for the little one at home. There is also a cool cabinet that tucks away all those bundles of toys even as the open living area charms with a simple gallery wall a small couch and a table on wheels.
A green roof though is neither revolutionary nor is it anything incredibly complicated to work with. The idea has been around for more than half a century and for some reason or the other it has simply not caught on as much as it should have. But the last decade has seen a surge in green sustainable home design and with it interest in green roof designs has peaked.
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.
This might not be a full-fledged residence but this Japanese-style pool house and spa on the banks of Whitefish Lake in Montana rivals any lakeside home both in style and eco-sensibility. Designed by David Koel of CTA Architects Engineers the dwelling includes a unique stone garden relaxing outdoor hangout refreshing indoor pool an art gallery-style entry and a whole lot more here. An eco-friendly retreat designed for those who love both nature and unfettered opulence!
This classic home near takes precisely this route as its homeowners wanted a new social and family zone that was connected to the rear garden at all times. was revamped and extended by Edwards Rensen Architects to meet the growing demands of the family without splurging on a major renovation.