Instead of starting from scratch the architects converted the existing living areas into cozy bedrooms and other private spaces while a brand new wing was added to accommodate a new living room dining area and kitchen. Opening up into the yard this new extension is clad in Australian Hardwood while a metal cladding lends able support. The design is simple efficient and reminds us of prefab metallic homes. Large sliding glass doors connect this entire area with the yard in a seamless manner.
With a solar chimney reducing the use of both heating and cooling systems energy bills of this ingenious house are a lot less when compared to other conventional homes. A large living room modern kitchen and dining space are housed alongside a private bedroom that offers direct access to the courtyard.
Ready to go industrial? We’re talking brick walls exposed pipes and concrete floors here… This Houston loft showcases the industrial look in spades. Yet this urban space defies stereotype. Interesting touches such as the Poltrona Frau Chester Sofa and the Wooden Chair by Marc Newson add depth and interest as shown in the living room below. This home by CONTENT Architecture is the picture of urban loft living…
There’s something truly unique about this loft–low maintenance yet artistically curated. From the collection of plants and quirky finds displayed under cloches on the table by the windows to the assortment of indoor plants that add a fresh dose of greenery special flourishes are interspersed throughout the home:
To insulate the home we first situated the home to face South on the site specified a three-pane glass window system to protect against the harsh elements installed under-floor radiant heating systems throughout the entire home added wood floors in most rooms to keep the floors warm to bare feet filled the rooms with plush wool shag carpets heavy woven Chenille fabrics sumptuous animal furs and used warm color tones to keep the occupants feeling warm and cozy no matter what the temperatures are outside.
In an effort to create a community within the forest the designers imagined a single plan for all the houses that brings together unity giving the residents both privacy from the outer world while preserving a wholesome amount of intimacy. From the photos it can be assumed the buildings have met and exceeded all expectations.
Unassuming in its appeal Redhead Home renovation features roof water collection and a recycling system low-energy LED lighting top-notch insulation and a design that incorporates passive heating and cooling strategies. An interior clad in neutral hues and lighting that breathes life into the living areas complete the transformation.