We begin with the Monte-Silo House in Utah which consists of two metal grain silos placed back to back for maximum space. The front silo is the largest and generous windows allow the home’s inhabitants to take in the view of the Provo River. The second-level deck provides shading for the floor below.
Next we get a glimpse of the home’s interior which features modern accents impressive windows and a wooden staircase. Zoning codes required that the building be lower toward the street yet it could increase in height as the land moved away from the road. The result a dwelling the grows in height as you move up the hillside. The home is located in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The presence of a well-placed glass window in every single room allows for ample ventilation while also keeping those inside visually bonded with the fresh and green surroundings. In some rooms multiple giant glass windows have been employed to increase this connectivity. Large and flowing interiors seem even more spacious as one single tone of white has been used throughout.
The structure of the home mimics the letter ‘H’ in its form with the living dining and lounge spaces forming the central hub while the personal quarters and the bedrooms are confined to the flanks on both sides. The interiors are both spacious and well ventilated with extravagant use of glass being an apparent feature all around. The passages to the wings are compressed between gently moving water courses inspired by the canals of Suzhou and Venice.
The next featured collection of dwellings is a series of modular apartments located in Japan. Built by Sankyo Frontier Co. Ltd. these residences are constructed from units that have been subjected to strength and water tightness tests. Not to mention wall ceiling and floor insulation and soundproofing have been enhanced in compliance with the Revised Building Standards Law.
If we were the woman in the next image we would be gazing at the beautiful green lawn outside thanking our lucky stars for the expansive windows that allow for such a wonderful view. And planning a little picnic in the slatted structure outside which is called Pergola. This shade building can rest beside a home or it can be a welcome addition to the garden. Optional features (such as a glass roof) allow you to customize the item to best suit your needs.
The Oil Silo Home’s interior is no less impressive than its exterior. Would you have expected a rendering with anything but modern decor?! Clean-lined sofas add comfort and sleek style while an indoor garden is the ultimate green statement: