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.
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.
An open living space on the ground floor is the essence of the entire revamp as it stays constantly connected with the world outside. The refreshing pool and a green backyard are integrated visually into the living area by employing floor-to-ceiling slidding glass windows. The arcades rounded windows and the basic outline of the church are unaltered to ensure that the legacy of the past does not go unnoticed.
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!
Wood marble and limestone have been used for the interiors and with rich and refined décor that fits the existing setting perfectly the home has an aura that can be only described as ‘divine’. Lighting plays a pivotal role in creating the perfect ambient atmosphere.
Large glass windows and sliding glass doors also keep those inside visually connected with the world outside at all times. Refined and refreshing in its outlook this Californian residence is for those who love to enjoy life at their own relaxed pace!
We end by turning our attention to Leaf House designed to shelter a family of four. Built from Forest Stewardship Certified timber and reclaimed materials this is one eco-friendly home! The space is 215 square feet including a 55 square foot sleeping loft. The photos that follow are courtesy of Leafhouse/Laird Herbert via Tiny House Talk.