We begin with modular housing from Coodo which features a range of dwellings from open-air structures to residential buildings. In the foreground below we see Pavilion which can be used for public events as well as for private shelter:
Next we get a glimpse of the home’s interior which features modern accents impressive windows and a wooden staircase. Zoning codes required that the building be lower toward the street yet it could increase in height as the land moved away from the road. The result a dwelling the grows in height as you move up the hillside. The home is located in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
There’s no denying that recycling helps the planet. So it’s no surprise that recycled (or upcycled) homes are the ultimate in sustainable living! Today we feature upcycled silos that have been transformed into amazing dwellings. It’s interesting that a container used to store grain can later be used to house people. Sound too surprising to believe? The pictures below are the proof…
Below we see the finished product which features a smart load panel that uploads real-time data about the home’s energy consumption. Silo House consists of three cylinders–one for the bedroom one for the kitchen and one for the living room:
The house grabs attention with its interesting contrasts crisp lines and an emphasized breezy feeling. It was built by Belzberg Architects in 2012 and a year later — this year — it managed to grab the 2013 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence award. The images will speak for themselves …
A curved staircase features a slatted rail that mirrors the corrugated lines of the wall. Once again metal and wood combine to create a look that is rustic yet industrial at the same time. Perfect for a space that used to be a silo! Below we see a bedroom that features a “Bed in a Box” concept. The best part: each one of these beds includes stereo sound and a flat screen monitor!
The unabated views of Washington Lake Mt. Rainier and North Cascades defined the way the house was conceived. Adding to this gorgeous natural setting is the use of water features inside the home to create an ambient atmosphere.