Avalon is our personal favorite on the list both for its sheer simplicity and the way that it makes green homes an affordable concept. Timber from sustainable forests and metal sheets fashion its exterior even as the green roof above stands out visually during the daytime. Nestled on lovely Avalon Beach and promising wonderful ocean views this modular unit was crafted by ArchiBlox and provides a delightful living space of 106 square meters.
With a spacious master suite also embracing a black and white color palette a gorgeous guest room that doubles as a home library and a kids’ room with a space-savvy loft bed this is an urban residence that perfectly blends form function and inviting warmth.
The idea of a seems revolutionary to most of us. A covering of greenery on the roof is not something you come across often and anytime we suggest a ‘living roof’ the idea is met with wariness and doubts rather than glee.
If you love industrial style coupled with modern comfort and carefully curated aesthetics then you are bound to instantly fall in love with the gorgeous Lithuania. Nestled in a city that sees the two biggest rivers of the country unite along with a wide range of cultural influences the loft was transformed by Idwhite keeping in mind both the heritage of the building in which it sits and the aura of the city itself.
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.
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.
It is the series of stepped wooden shelves that transform the interior of this home and every level of the house is altered by their presence. On the lower level the series of shelves acts as a display unit for the living room and also doubles as a staircase railing that seems to flow into the second floor.