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!
The kitchen celebrates the corrugated metal construction of the silo complementing the cool silver tones with warm wooden cabinets. Metallic drawer pulls and handles tie it all together:
When people think of Peru the first thing that comes to mind is an exotic land with iconic images of the renowned ‘Inca Trail’ in the forefront. But there is a lot more to this quickly developing South American nation than just mystic aura of a civilization lost in time.
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:
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.
Rather than consisting of a silo converted into a home this next dwelling features silos that have been cleverly integrated into the architecture. In fact this amazing house by Hudson Architects is a converted 16th century Essex barn.
As we zoom in to get a close-up of the home’s exterior would you ever imagine that the inside of this place boasts Ponderosa pine ceilings bamboo flooring and even a kitchenette with marble counter tops? Then again given the ingenuity of the home’s designers is it really a surprise that this dwelling would be as spectacular on the inside as it is on the outside?