Leaf House is a mansion, designed by architects from Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura. This beautiful eco-friendly Brazilian flower was "planted" near Rio de Janeiro on a small beach with turquoise water. Leaf House is an ideal refuge from hot tropical climate. The roof in the form of giant petals protects from the sun, and plenty of verandas provide a perfect area for enjoying an ocean breeze. The complete absence of corridors not only promotes natural ventilation, but also creates welcoming atmosphere. The mansion is ideal for young and energetic people, as an open plan with interconnected rooms and spacious terraces give an opportunity to arrange parties and meetings with friends. True to say, it?s just an amazing masterpiece.
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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.
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