This Fallen Maples Home in Issaquah, Washington is nestled into a large forested site that takes environmental sensitivity to a new level:
Completed by Gelotte Hommas, this home manages to balance day lighting and heat loss thanks to several eco-friendly in-built features. The designer explains:
"Maple trees harvested from the site were milled to provide the material for all the door and window trim, the cabinets, and special finish carpentry such as screens, a bench facing the kitchen, and the fireplace mantel. The result is a home that is truly of the site, not merely on the site. With all primary living spaces on the main floor, there is a strong connection between the house and the site. The great room features a soaring roof that opens to the trees that surround a small lawn area carefully sculpted within the forest. This roof extends over a partial upper floor containing bedrooms and a study loft that overlooks the great room. This is a delightful family home that truly connected to its site, both physically and emotionally."
Vardastudio Architects & Designers's Prodromos and Desi Residence is a real work of art. The three-story home has cantilevered verandas and a swimming pool extending towards a panoramic balcony view of the beach and uses materials like concrete, white marble and polished wood. Take a tour below: Read more
Designed by ArchiBlox, this house is as it claims - the world's first Carbon positive prefabricated house. It will produce more energy than its users and will offer the same environmental benefits as 6,095 native Australian trees. Check it out in the gallery below: Read more
This looks like an ordinary home from the outside but it is anything but. Located in Sapporo, Japan, it was designed by Japanese architect Ryo Yamada. Check out more pictures below and more of Yamada’s work here. Read more