Technically our next featured dwelling isn’t a house–it’s a hotel! The Gruene Homestead Inn in New Braunfels Texas is billed as “one of the most distinctive units available” at the inn. And this unit is the equivalent of a one-bedroom loft apartment built into a 1940s grain silo.
The first thing that comes to mind when entering the large hallways and the enormous open-space rooms is that can be achieved. Everything is so well organized. From the outdoor landscape that seems depicted from a Photoshop picture to the sophisticated furniture which compliments every room in the house you’re in a dream place filled with natural light. On top of this the feeling of airiness blends well with the needed privacy.
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.
Below we see the finished product which features a smart load panel that uploads real-time data about the home’s energy consumption. Silo House consists of three cylinders–one for the bedroom one for the kitchen and one for the living room:
Creating a modern residence that offers gorgeous views and maintains the delicate balance of the surrounding natural setting is indeed a hard task. Architect Quico Jorreto has successfully managed to accomplish this by conjuring up and bringing to life this amazing house overlooking Miño River in Galicia Spain. Surrounded by a beautiful green landscape the home utilizes the available landscape to perfection as it offers those inside with unabated views of the river terrain while providing a comfortable retreat.
You can open and close the large swiveling glass doors that connect the dining space with the deck area depending on the season and the time of the day. Interesting art work in the kitchen adds a bit of color to an otherwise sleek and ergonomic space in white. The living space also employs a neutral color palette while the reading area utilizes a vivacious green couch to bring in the desired brightness. Ample natural ventilation along with beautiful chandeliers freshen up the space perfectly.
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: