To make a little statement and to reduce the cost of living a bit designer Daihai Fei built himself a wonderful green home. The egg-house is built on a bamboo frame, covered with various insulating materials, and is topped with a layer of stitched bag. The bags are filled with sawdust and grass seeds. The bags themselves are filled with sawdust and grass seeds, which he sprays with water regularly, to help the grass grow faster. Inspired by the grass-covered roofs of Norway, he knows the grass will over greater protection for his home. On the inside, he has all the necessary facilities, including a bed, a small sink, a lamp powered by a small solar panel and even a tiny bookshelf.
All of these materials used are very cheap. This house is also designed to be easy to be moved. Maybe for other people, the shape is not really good to be seen, but the green house design concept adds positive value for this housing. Inside this green home project, he has some necessary furniture he needs, such as bed, sink, bookshelf, lamp. The good point is he uses small residential solar panel to fulfill the needs of renewable energy. This solar panel is integrated in the roof. For another unavailable facilities, he uses public facilities.
Using very cheap materials the designer built his wacky-looking egg house, and after two months of living in it, he says his quality of life greatly improved. He doesn’t have to worry about paying any rent, he has enough money to go out for coffee or a soda, occasionally, and since he’s moved his egg-house right across from his workplace, he doesn’t spend anything on bus fair. If you’re wondering about Daihai’s hygiene, you should know he’s very careful with his earnings, making sure he always has enough to go swimming, every day after work, where also takes a shower.
The main point of this green house project is he can minimize the co2 emission. He place this sustainable housing near the place where he works, minimizing the co2 emission from transportation he usually used, as now he walk to the workplace. The grasses also can provide air filter. What a great idea, isn’t it ?
The Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid is an idea of freedom come true, a gathering space merging different cultures and ways of interpreting architecture and design. A masterpiece that awakens guests’ senses, that breaks the mould by using different colours, materials and shapes. A 5 Star Luxury Hotel that ushers guests into innovative spaces, a bold departure from the usual. A compilation of designs from 19 different architects, this eclectic luxury hotel features two contemporary restaurants, a bar, a nightclub, a fitness center, and a heated indoor swimming pool. The 12 guestroom floors were each created in the vision of a unique international architect giving the rooms individualized design and décor. All rooms include complimentary wireless Internet access.
The Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid is a space that invites people to dream – a neverbeen- attempted-before project that has brought together nineteen of the top architecture and design studios in the world from thirteen different countries. Originality, luxury, innovation and formal freedom define a hotel that awakens its guests’ senses. Each of the floors showcases a different concept in hotel rooms. All play with different materials, colours and shapes to create spaces that bring together the best in avant-garde design and architecture, where creativity and the freedom to develop each of the spaces has been the hallmark.
The Hotel Silken Puerta América Madrid is an eclectic, daring space that does not sell comfort short. Rooms with luxury in their finest detail that entice guests to search for new forms, to interact with them, to touch, to see, and even to breathe and smell… In short, to utterly enjoy a unique space that stands out especially for its quality and wide range of services. 12 different floors, 12 ways of understanding the architecture and the design. A hotel that is unique in the world.
This timber home design in Skjaermveien Barnehage, Trondheim is a social hotspot, designed by Norwegian architecture firm, Oslo-based Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter. Made for gathering, storytelling and laughing before an open hearth, this fireplace house is inspired by traditional Norwegi an turf huts and old log construction. The compact 5.2-by-4.5-meter home design features 80 layers of loosely piled pine blocks – a configuration that allows for ventilation of the space. The wood walls taper toward the top to form the chimney. Inside, the main feature of this fireplace home is the open hearth, and the only opening apart from the chimney, is the entrance, complete with a double curved sliding door. Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter.
Trondheim, Norway – Aiming to provide a protected outdoor space for storytelling and play, Haugen/Zohar Architects has created an outdoor fireplace inspired by Norwegian turf huts and traditional log construction.Using leftover materials from a construction site, the fireplace is made of layers of pine and oak separators on a concrete base. The whole is a glowing silhouette that appears to shift in shape when viewed from different angles.The Dreamtelligent design of the structure is sure to whisk children and storytellers into the fantasy of their favourite bedtime stories.
It’s no secret that nearly 2 percent of the population of Romania – Roma. But the fact that the transition to a sedentary lifestyle they create a new architectural direction, I, for example, had not the slightest idea. These gypsy houses dropped in the area of Cluj in Romania. I feel making the house look is not clear to anyone. Mixed a lot of styles and looks can be said not reminiscent of anything known in the architecture. Not only the facade of the house, but the roof is a mixture of materials. All reminiscent of a huge pile of waste.
In Romania, 2% of the population is represented by gypsies. They came to Eastern Europe centuries ago, as slaves. They settled in Europe after escaping slavery, but now they are Europe’s most hated minority. While some go to countries such as England or Italy to beg, others in Romania used their fortune of unknown origins to build huge palaces. In this example, we will take a look at probably one of the tackiest homes we’ve seen, one located in Cluj Napoca, Romania.