The semi-buried unit employs large floor-to-ceiling glass windows on one of the sides to ensure there is ample natural ventilation while the reflection pool on the roof helps regulate the temperature inside without too much reliance on artificial heating systems.
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…
The best part of the house is right at the entrance as the street façade forces you to believe that the house is a classic Victorian structure with no hint of contemporary style. The architects had to maintain the front view as the home is located in a historically preserved neighborhood.
Ready to roll with it? So are these amazing rolling huts! These wheel-clad dwellings were created to meet the need of accommodating visiting guests. They boast a low-tech design while still managing to be chic.
The interior of the home boasts curved walls and minimal furniture. When the architecture is this interesting why detract from it with a cluttered living space? This next room gets it just right…
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.
We’ve had our good share of stunning houses in Canada with amazing details and mind-blowing features; but nothing compares to this contemporary residence located in a rather posh neighborhood in north Toronto.