The architect Antón García-Abril from the Spanish company Ensamble Studio in collaboration with Ricardo Sanz and Javier Cuesta created ‘La Trufa’ (the Truffle), a small holiday house in Costa de Morte, North of Spain. It is a piece of nature built with earth, full of air. The architect has joined nature, texture and landscape in this poetic and experimental project. To create such wonderful shelter the architects made a hole in the stone that would serve as a mold. The Truffle integrates with the natural environment, complying with its laws. No doubt romantic time close to the nature can be spent there. Just imagine the beauty of the sun that rises from the sea. Such view is opened from the odd house. Breathtaking!
We want to present to you a very beautiful house with nature around. This rustic cosy house called Kaweah Falls was built in the centre of Three Rivers, California, near the entrance to Sequoia National Park. It is the nook of paradise for those who love nature. River is usually a symbol of passing time and wildness of the nature. Living in this house reconnects man with surrounding natural environment. The dwelling seems to float over the river bank.
This small, charming beach house is located close to the coast in Oregon and it is very energy efficient. The house was designed by specialists from Nathan Good Architect, and got the name Cannon Beach Residence. Designed to generate as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis, the home is pursuing the goal of being a net-zero-energy residence. The environmentally responsive design promotes a healthy indoor environment, saves energy with an ultra energy-efficient envelope, and utilized recycled and salvaged materials in its construction. During the construction were partially used recycled and natural materials. The house has a lot of windows, which offer magnificent views of the beach from the one side and of rocks from the other side. Interiors win over their comfort, coziness and incredible warmth due to wood surfaces. Via
It is very popular trend nowadays to become closer to the nature in different ways. People buy the houses in the countryside and use modern eco-friendly technologies. Lots of architects are inspired by the nature creating their masterpieces. So does Make Architects company. It presented a project of a dream home based on an eco- futuristic design in Bolton, a town not far from Manchester in the North East of England. This huge 8,000 square feet flower-shaped house looks very interesting from above especially at night when it is lighted against a background of the green land. High quality design was extremely important, but the opportunity to deliver a home of optimal environmental efficiency was identified as the primary focus for this project. The four-bedroom, single-storey family home is the first zero carbon property in this area. Different installations such as the ground source heat pump, the photovoltaic panels or the wind turbine makes this dwelling really eco-friendly and innovative.
Hunsteigen Nature Lodge is a very unusual house, situated in the beautiful mountainous area surrounded by spectacular views of nature. This project was designed by the company Logg Architecture and located on the bank of mountain river in Norway. Complete comfort and wonderful nature around turn this small house into place for perfect weekend or even a vacation. Besides the fact that you can just relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery, this place is perfect for hunting, fishing and exciting hiking. Interiors are very calm and light. The substantial glazing allows to admire the local natural beauty from almost every room. Visit the Logg Architecture site
The main idea of Guz Architects was to create the hi-tech house close to the nature. The Cluny house that is in the centre of the project is spiritualized by water and plants that surround the pavilion and give the impression of the real nature in every bit of the house. Speaking about technologies the house is equipped with state of the art EIB systems, photovoltaic cells, solar water heaters and security systems; they are integrated discreetly and work with the natural environment of the house rather than against it. The designers managed to show a combination of technology, careful planning and sensitive design. The house looks very beautiful and relaxing and in the same time it is functional and modern.
This amazing residence was built by Maziar Behrooz Architecture for a small family of two and their two big dogs. Its located in East Hampton, NY, near the local airport and train track. The architects considered this fact and accentuated it in house\\\’s exterior by making it look like an airplane hangar. Such structure does not only look extraordinary, but is also very cost-effective because it doesnt require too many supporting walls or columns inside of the building. The arc contains just some of the facilities, such as living, dining rooms and the kitchen, whereas the rest of the house is very well integrated to the landscape, housing some of the more intimate areas.
The materials for the house were selected with energy saving in mind, making the power consuption of this house much lower than of the typical house of this size.