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.”
As we zoom in to get a close-up of the home’s exterior would you ever imagine that the inside of this place boasts Ponderosa pine ceilings bamboo flooring and even a kitchenette with marble counter tops? Then again given the ingenuity of the home’s designers is it really a surprise that this dwelling would be as spectacular on the inside as it is on the outside?
The innovative structure basically consists of three distinctively separate sections which combine seamlessly with one another. A carport that doubles up as an external patio area is the first to greet you with a large glass enclosure that is right next to it providing for a relaxing lounge area. The glass box has been designed to provide unobstructed views of the flowing river as you also enjoy a 360 degree view of the world outside.
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.
This apartment structure has a high level of factory-based assembly. The result: the handy ability to be relocated easily. Would you expect anything less from today’s featured modular housing?
But don’t think it’s as simple as emptying the grain and moving in the furniture! Today’s featured abodes have been the product of thoughtful renovation. From connecting two silos to slicing them in half and using them as walls inside of another home a variety of techniques are employed in the creation of these dwellings. Check out the images that follow and see which silo could be the house of your dreams!
Next we have the Mobile Living Unit 28 which comfortably houses two but features two additional beds in case you want to invite guests over to marvel at the amazing design! A polyester facade and a wooden pergola are highlights of this dwelling which was constructed to hold up in a variety of climates. Yes this mobile unit can be used as a summer home and located just about anywhere.