Posts Tagged ‘ Houses ’

Sustainable Pine Tree Shaped Houses


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Architect Konrad Wójcik has taken the treehouse concept out of the actual tree and put it right next to them. These sustainable tree-shaped houses could be going up in a forest near you soon, as the futuristic design and environmentally friendly specs have caught the attention of more than a few potential buyers. With an array of solar panels, a heat pump bringing in energy from the ground, and a bio-digester to recycle human waste, the goal is true sustainability. There’s no cement or steel used on any of the four floors, just a lightweight but strong wooden frame. Four people can chill here with ease, and the plan would be to have all of the houses within walking distance of public transportation.

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Green Village


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Green Village, founded by jewelry designer John Hardy and designed by his daughter Elora, is a community of sustainable and ecological houses sitting along the Ayung River in Bali. Each of the homes are made entirely of bamboo, from Bali-based bamboo and construction company Ibuku, from the window frames to the staircase, tables, chairs, floors, and even the cabinets and the walls.

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Rees Roberts Architecture


Rees Roberts + Partners is an award-winning interior and landscape design firm formed in 2007 to give those departments formerly of Steven Harris Architects a distinct presence and identity. Rees Roberts + Partners has completed projects worldwide, including townhouses and apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn; residences in upstate New York, Connecticut, the Hamptons, Miami, San Francisco, and New Mexico; a house in Cape Town, South Africa; a lakefront home in Geneva, Switzerland; and a boutique hotel and spa on an island off the coast of Croatia.

 

Known for interiors that defer to the elements of art, light, and views, the firm creates spaces that are tailored to both the context of each location and the character of the individual. While inventive and informed by a well-rounded knowledge of architectural styles, the designs remain true to clients’ practical realities and varied lifestyles. Rees Roberts + Partners is also recognized for its innovative landscape design and skill in integrating the built structure and natural environment. The firm understands that landscapes are key in defining the character of a place—particularly in New York, where a garden can provide a welcome respite within the urban cityscape. The firm seeks sustainable and ecologically meaningful design solutions that respect each project’s surroundings.

20 Luxury Hot Spots


Saota Magazine released a list of 50 homes around the world that would make people consider early retirement.  I unfortunately am nowhere near retirement, so when I see these properties all I see is a potential spot to rent out on a trip.  Some of the places highlighted on the Saota list are a bit too… not my style, so below I present my favorite 20 photos of these ridiculously stunning hilltop havens of architectural bliss.

Guerrilla Architecture


Stephan Malka is an architect known for her philosophy “To fix a the city, is to think architecture”. Stephan was recently rewarded with the NAJAP and proposes to install a new urban scenario, by imbricating residences within the Arch of Defense in Paris. This super intense structure looks like hundreds of houses stacked on top of each other.  To be 100% honest, I haven’t been able to find the structures true functionality just yet, but just at first glance it reminds me of a scene from the underworlds in Final Fantasy VII.