Sustainable design is not always about high-tech gadgets and cutting-edge technology and it is often intuitive and eco-friendly architecture that works wonders in creating green homes. Nestled on a sloping site in Avalon Beach New South Wales Australia is a home that brings together modular ease modern comfort crisp design and a plethora of planet-friendly features.
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.
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.
Folding glass doors connect this area with the small garden and the entire space becomes one visually. The greenery outside also becomes a part of interior and enlivens an otherwise neutral space where color is kept to a minimum.
The residence combines a wide range of textures and finishes along with modern aesthetics and industrial overtones to shape a living environment that is exciting elegant and definitely distinct. At the heart of this rejuvenated structure are two central voids that bring natural light to the lower-level living area and create a breezy atmosphere indoors.
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.
An extensive timber façade gives the house a distinct identity and sets it apart from its neighbors even as the interior is draped in a relaxing neutral color palette. The contrast is stark yet stylish as one is transported into a sophisticated and ergonomic living environment where space is utilized to the hilt.