Our last featured upcycled silo home is not made from a silo that holds grain. In fact this home was designed from a silo used to hold oil. Introducing the Oil Silo Home designed by PinkCloud.dk. The concept for this home involves recycling oil silos and turning them into affordable housing. Below we see the home envisioned with the help of a variety of software programs.
Next we see the opposite view of the home which reveals the remainder of the staircase as it sweeps across the orb-like structure at a diagonal. This self-supporting housing solution is designed for the post-oil world. Sturdy and waterproof the home boasts a carbon-positive design that can actually give energy back!
Just because the home is small doesn’t mean it’s short on function. From the kitchen you can access a small open storage area and there’s even additional closet space in the bathroom! And yes the house features plumbing and wiring. Below we see corrugated metal walls surrounding a compact shower. We end with a view of the back of the home complete with three windows and of course the wheels…
The interior of this hotel unit features wooden paneling and mini blinds as well as tile flooring and countertops. The curved walls give the space a cozy feel don’t you think?
The philosophy of ‘less is more’ seems to be getting popular pretty fast. The number of homes that are adopting and adapting to the trend of minimalism and semi-minimalism is a tribute to this design principle. It is both aesthetically and economically sound strategy to employ and the Hewitt Avenue Home in Toronto Canada seems to have chosen a similar path. Designed by Altius Architecture the home owners wanted a sleek efficient and ergonomic modern home.
In another view of the living space we see a wall mirror recessed lighting and two large mineral specimens that add earthy interest: Check out the kitchen below complete with a refrigerator and a GE oven powered by propane. The dining area is tucked neatly against the window so there’s room to eat live and breathe.
Located alongside the south-east corner of Koh Samui beach Baan Jasmine luxury villa is a part of the Samui Beach Village. Constructed in order to provide a splendid view of the seashore and get a feel of the essence of the magnificent water body beyond it makes a perfect place to spend your vacation. Thai architecture in all its beauty merges with the tranquility of the place.