Silo House was created by Cornell University for the Solar Decathlon competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal: “to design build and operate the most attractive effective and energy-efficient solar-powered house.”
Below we see an architectural detail that is one of many modern flourishes that give Paradigm homes their appeal. Another reason to love Paradigm: each dwelling is designed to maximize spaciousness!
Many of the Paradigm dwelling features celebrate the environment including a solar panel rainwater collector rainwater tank greenhouse composting unit with waterless toilet and Energy Star appliances. Not to mention each home has a super insulated shell.
While designing a brand new home that meets all the requirements of a client is a task difficult enough. This becomes a tad bit more challenging when it involves revamping and. That was precisely the task on hand for Bagnato Architects who had to convert the old church in Melbourne into a sparkling and stunning modern house. With gorgeous use of glass in an extravagant fashion and preserving some of the original design aspects of the church the architects delivered a residence that is truly exquisite.
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.
The interiors are stylish cool and clad largely in white with wooden surfaces dominating much of the area. A dash of color here and there in the form of vivid and creative décor additions helps bring playfulness to the home. An ergonomic kitchen small home office a relaxing outdoor fireplace and spacious patio complete this exclusive and exceptional Spanish home.
We have always maintained that renovating or revamping an existing home is a far more difficult task than designing a brand new home. Creating a gorgeous and contemporary extension for a home located in an historic neighborhood is a far more demanding proposition.