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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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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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‘Contrast’ is a motto of architects of M House

M House Project by Architect Marcel Luchian has a very unusual and arresting design, that primarily caused by contrast: composition of used material – glass and concrete, contrast of colors – matted dark and glossy bright, the contrast of forms of two shifted relatively to each other floors. As if the motto of the basis of the architects’ design was a contrast. The luxury residence is situated in Singera, Moldavia. The interior minimalist design is also surprising by the unusual combinations of textures, light and shadow. The heating and air conditioning system are provided. M House Project will be presented at the 2013 GIS Architecture Expo Conference.
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House with a Terrace, Surrounded by a Beautiful Forest: pS Arkitektur

White interior and black facades represent a design decision which will always be in fashion. Swedish company pS Arkitektur have represented their version of this kind of design. The house, surrounded by a beautiful forest, is in Nacka, outside Stockholm. According to the task all the rooms had to be placed on the same level; for this purpose the most distant part of the house is based on the pile, whilst another part has a foundation, consisting of a concrete block. The architects have proposed a rational layout to arrange all the internal space in a line, forming a long chain of rooms. The facades are covered with roofing felt. The southern facade of the building adjoins the wooden outdoor terrace, which gradually turns into the natural landscape.
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