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.
Constructing a contemporary home in the middle of a heavily wooden region is a challenging task on several fronts. From logistics to environmental norms there are plenty of little things that one needs to worry about when bringing a modern structure into a forest area.
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.
A touch different from every other home on our list House Pibo in Maldegem is a partially underground structure with water-resistant walls and a garden that also morphs into its roof! The sloped roof of the semi-buried home is covered in greenery and over time the homeowner can easily turn this into a garden filled with beautiful flowering plants. On the inside a multi-level design that draws benefit from the smart insulation of the green roof ensures that life seems both bright and unique.
Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Spain Casa LLP by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes charms with a cantilevered structure and a green roof that lets it disappear into the surrounding scenery. A bioclimatic house that does all it can to become one with nature!
An island escape that can only be reached through waterways a low-lying cabin that can barely be spotted from a distance a green roof that keeps the temperature inside warm and toasty and a design that pays tribute to local architecture – the Go Home Bay Cabin in has plenty going for it. It is pretty much the ideal weekend retreat for the eco-conscious adventurer and designed by Ian MacDonald Architect its interior is as elegant as the idea behind its creation.
Sometimes a simple extension or addition is all it takes to turn a dark and boring old home into a stylish modern hub fit for an urbane family. Once a grand Victorian villa and then a more modest traditional British house was in need of an urgent upgrade as its homeowners wanted to transform its ambiance and appeal completely.