This elegant open and modern home designed by Zen Architects relies on passive solar design to cut back on energy consumption and carbon footprint of the structure. Keeping the house warm in winter months and cool during the summer it is the form of the house that ends up being its biggest asset!
One can instantly notice how the original structure was composed of a variety of materials that include wood stone and corrugated iron and tile. Giving another layer of textural intrigue to this confluence of contrasting materials is glass!
Crafted by Studio Guilherme Torres the modern home is located on the highest point of a condominium project and its innovative design makes most of the view on offer even while ensuring complete privacy. With wood and concrete shaping both the exterior and the interior of the home the architects relied on simplicity of materials smart ergonomics and modern minimalism to fashion a spacious and cheerful interior.
It is the ground floor that contains the main bedrooms which stretch into the beautifully curated gardens and walkways outside. The natural pool and the massive man-made lagoon help cool the building further cutting back on its energy needs even while providing the perfect backdrop for evenings that range from the intimate and romantic to those with unending parties.
Both the ease in design and assemble mean minimal on-site construction making prefabs such as these absolutely perfect for eco-sensitive setting where the existing flora and fauna need to be left as undisturbed as possible.
A bar fridge along with movable seating ensure that the outdoor living area is as complete as possible even while adapting to varying needs. Transition between the interior and the outdoors is almost seamless with form and function being combined in an effortless contemporary fashion. A great way to enjoy warm days and lazy summer evenings even while staying sheltered from direct sunlight
Another one by German-based Baumraum. Neutral tones are always a great option to pick when we’re working with nature! They have a sleek look and matte surface that allows the rest of the home to be illuminated with warm yellow lights. Different styles of wood pair with each other really beautifully and have the power to create a fairytale-like wooden treehouse that will be adored by children and fully appreciated by adults!