This smart sustainable module was crafted by ArchiBlox using locally sourced wood milled from sustainable forests and metallic panels that protect the home from the harsh ocean wind. But it is the gorgeous green roof of the house that truly steals the show and gives it an inimitable and exciting look.
Epitomizing this unique aura of homes on the California coastline even while embracing modern aesthetics and a beachy zest in provides a tranquil escape for an urban couple based in San Francisco. Designed by Malcolm Davis Architecture the house is split into two distinctive parts to delineate public and private areas.
This was accomplished by using a custom-crafted box made out of sterling boards that sits at the heart of the revamped apartment. The cool box holds a dashing kitchen in black on the outside a loft bed that acts as the bedroom and a home workstation that offers ample storage space.
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.
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.
Masterfully designed by Specht Harpman Architects the rooftop garden and hangout is a perfect idea for those looking for something more than just a simple green roof. Both practical and planet-friendly the idea creates an urban oasis even in a concrete jungle!
The small kitchen in the corner in white also showcases clever space-savvy design that maximizes storage options while the colorful backsplash adds a hint of green to the setting. With neat built-in seating and folding glass doors the extension definitely ups the style quotient of the London residence even as the rest of the home is given a quick upgrade to meet modern design standards.