Tag: Green Roof

Energy Efficient Home in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands

Energy Efficient Home in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands

Villa V was completed in 2011 by the Amsterdam based studio Paul de Ruiter Architects. This modern family home has been designed with energy efficiency in mind. The structure has excellent insulation, available energy has been harvested effectively with the use of solar collectors on the roof, a geothermal storage unit and heat pump. Villa…

Contemporary Renovation in West Lake Hills, Texas

Contemporary Renovation in West Lake Hills, Texas

The West Lake Hills Residence was completed in 2011 by the New York based studio Specht Harpman. This project included the renovation and expansion of a 1970’s house. A large percentage of the original structure remains, however the alterations have erased all visible traces of the original home. The 5,500 square foot home is nestled…

The Pierre on San Juan Island by Olson Kundig Architects

The Pierre on San Juan Island by Olson Kundig Architects

The Pierre was completed by the Seattle based studio Olson Kundig Architects. This fabulous home has been carved into a natural rock outcrop, using a combination of machine and hand work. Main elements include exposed concrete and glass walls, excavated rock was reused as crushed aggregate in the concrete flooring. Located on San Juan Island…

H3 House in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio

H3 House in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio

The H3 residence was completed by the Athens based 314 Architecture Studio. This contemporary home was inspired by the client’s love for yachts, water surrounds the property creating a sense of sailing. The H3 house is located in Athens, Greece. H3 House in Athens, Greece by 314 Architecture Studio: “This private house of a total 1000m2…

Stone House in Dong Trieu, Vietnam

Stone House in Dong Trieu, Vietnam

The Stone House was completed by the Vietnamese studio Vo Trong Nghia. This torus-shaped stone house is located in a quiet residential quarter beside the way to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi in Dong Trieu, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. Stone House by Von Trong Nghia Architects: “This torus-shaped stone house is located in a quiet…

Seafront Home in Singapore with Underwater Media Room

Seafront Home in Singapore with Underwater Media Room

Singapore based studio Guz Architects have designed the Fish House. This 5,800 square foot luxury home enjoys wonderful sea views and features a unique basement level media room, surrounded by windows, with views into the pool. The Fish House is located in Singapore. Fish House by Guz Architects: “The main design concept is to create…

Unique Church Conversion in The Netherlands

Unique Church Conversion in The Netherlands

The God’s Loftstory project was completed by the Hengelo based studio Leijh, Kappelhof, Seckel, van den Dobbelsteen Architecten. The project involved the conversion of a historical church into a unique contemporary loft living space, located in Haarlo, a village in the province of Gelderland, The Netherlands. God’s Loftstory by Leijh, Kappelhof, Seckel, van den Dobbelsteen: “The…

Two Houses in Luque, Paraguay, by Bauen

Two Houses in Luque, Paraguay, by Bauen

These two houses were completed in 2012 by the Asunción based studio Bauen. They have been built in-line with Paraguay’s traditional ways of living in harmony with the environment, known as ‘Culata Jovai’, which means ‘House of Confronted Rooms’. They are located in the city of Luque, Paraguay. Two Homes in Luque, Paraguay, Project Description by Bauen: In…

Reed Residence, Colorado by Robert Hawkins Architects

Reed Residence, Colorado by Robert Hawkins Architects

The Reed Residence was completed by the Colorado based studio Robert Hawkins Architects. This contemporary home is located in Elkins Meadow subdivision, two miles from downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. The home is eco-friendly, with half the roof living, planted with a “SemperGreen” sedum mat. The timber frame, interior panelling and exterior siding were all constructed using reclaimed…