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The Green House in Bucharest by FITS


The ‘Soleta ZeroEnergy One’ is one of the first projects with green and sustainable home design in Bucharest, Romania. The architects – FITS (Justin Capră Foundation for Inventics and Sustainable Technologies) – have done their best to abide by all the traditions of the smart green design. The results were the best. Solar, wind, geothermal and hydro energies are used to serve the energy needs of the home. There are rainwater storage system and gray water recycling systems. The home has a modern look due to the competent color scheme selection and the choice of interior decoration. The warm wooden surfaces, large glass windows and plush decor make the house even more stylish.

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The Design of the House in Kennemerdeynen Dutch National Park: I29 Interior Architects

The design of this house mainly depended on its unique location – on the edge of Kennemerdeynen Dutch National Park. I29 interior architects decided to achieve a harmonious fusion of the interior with the surrounding landscape. Glass facades which provide a wonderful view and natural light, green patio and one more interesting solution to withdraw the part of the space under a grassy slope – all this has ensured a smooth transition from living nature into the building. The choice of materials was defined by the natural theme: natural pine wood has become a leitmotif of the interior decoration: facing panels on the walls, sliding doors, furniture and even finishing of the fireplace are made with the use of wood.
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Blockhouse which illuminates like a luminary: AZL architects

Blockhouse is a construction by AZL architects, in Nanking (Chinese People’s Republic). The house seems to be composed of five parallelepipeds with rounded cutouts and perforations inside. It is a private dwelling house, which has a unique construction thanks to the ingenuity of architects. In the hours of darkness the house turns into a giant luminary that illuminates the surrounding area. Pseudo perforation is used as decorative elements of the interior, for example, in one of the toilets. The first and second floors of Blockhouse serve as rooms for daytime stay, whilst bedrooms are on the upper levels. The roof of the house in fact is another living room with a pool and a wooden terrace.
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The Celluloid Jam House like a Moebius strip: Norisada Maeda Atelier

This house near Yokohama (Japan) is designed by Norisada Maeda Atelier (Tokyo). The aim of the design of the house was to make the walls of the building like the famous Moebius strip: when inner surface gradually becomes the outer and vice versa. Norisada Maeda argues that if one lets his finger run across the surface of the wall and moves in any direction, he can walk around the building inside and out, never having the finger to be torn off the wall. In addition to this remarkable highlight, the house has timber framing and the outside and exterior finish made of fiberglass. This solid finishing has no joints too. The house, reminding reeled off coil of white tape, carelessly thrown on the floor, was named Celluloid Jam.
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Danish summer home with the rooms of different styles: Mette and Martin

This spacious and comfortable Danish summer home was built in 2006 by architects Mette and Martin. The interiors of the rooms have different styles in order to answer the requirements of all the members of the family. Paneled with wood living room, as befits for this type of room, is comfortable and intimate. Whilst the kitchen decorated in a more strict and mod atmosphere with the use of concrete and steel. Large glazed openings throughout the premises offer beautiful views of the outdoors. A notable feature of the home’s areas is the furniture, which is repeated in all the rooms simply in different upholstering. This feature shows the continuity of the whole design idea throughout the rooms. The warm and cool atmosphere is created due to the choice of materials, light tones of used colors, great access for natural daylight.
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The Botel for Exploring the Beautiful Surroundings of the Adriatic Sea

In almost all respects, it is a concept of an ordinary hotel; as others it is equipped with all of the expected amenities, including reservations desks, restaurant, cafe, bar, nightclub, rooftop terrace and swimming pool. The main difference is the autonomous room modules, which are equipped with solar power collectors and navigating global systems, allowing traveling around the Adriatic Sea and then return to the core structure. The main idea of Ivan Filipovic – the author of the project – is to let people to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Adriatic Sea with its thousands of islands at the same time being in different physical contexts. This kind of navigable hotels, so called ‘Botels’ (boat and hotel) is usually very popular for tourists, but this one with unique and extremely exciting feature will be especially alluring.
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Kempart Loft in Belgium by Dethier Architectures

The project of Dethier Architectures demonstrates an unusual transformation of industrial spaces into housing. The loft of the building, located in Liège (Belgium), was totally renovated according to the needs of the client and creative intentions of architects. The task was to create a living space in an abandoned industrial bakery for a couple with no children. At first the Kempart loft was cleaned from old unnecessary elements of design and then, on the resulting 154 sq. m of open area, the rounded modular unit with a unique design was placed. Inspired by the Airstream trailer’s aerodynamic aesthetic the unit with an aluminium skin has a round shape, painted in bright (orange, green) colors contrasting with the monochrome space apartment. Inside of it two bathrooms, utility room and bathroom are hidden as well as elements of the heating and ventilation systems. Artist Jean Glibert was responsible to select the bathroom areas’ saturated colors. The results of magical modifications you can see in the pictures below.
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Kingdom-kindergarten for Children in Tianjin by SAKO architects

SAKO architects have created a whole kingdom for children in Tianjin. The building of kindergarten has a total area of 4,308 square meters of mysterious structures, such as windows of various sizes, open porches of bright colors, glazed skylights, through which sunlight illuminates the ground floor, and others. The ‘LOOP’ is the name of kindergarten which echoes back the form of the building. Colosseum of the classrooms has a rounded shape with a wood outdoor courtyard in the center. No one element of the building has a single sharp corner. Classrooms are organized over three levels, on the top of which there are a rooftop garden and playgrounds. The color scheme of all the constructions is very bright and logistically chosen for fast identifying of different areas in the structure.
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