Forest Road Home by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Forest Road Home. The light-filled unique and eco-friendly home designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects is situated in Inanda, with views of the Sandton skyline to the north. The stand is 1511 sq.m. and the house faces 15° east of north. Upon approaching the home the first view is of the cantilevered porte cochere screen of suspended steel tubes with double sliding garage doors clad in dark limestone to [...]

 

House Designed with Climbing Greens to Save Energy

Architecture studio Hideo Kumaki have designed a home with integrated green screen to shield the heat of the sun from going inside the rooms. Apart from sun protection, the green screen also saves energy by not relying on air conditioning to cool its interior. This contemporary single family residence designed by Hideo Kumaki Architect Office is located in Saitama, Japan.   [via home adore]  

 

Fascinating Solar Bell in the Sky by Tomás Saraceno

Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno created this 5-meter tall structure made of reflective panels and lightweight carbon fiber tubing. Referred to as ‘Solar Bell’, Saraceno based this architecture in the sky on the tetrahedral kite model invented by Alexander Graham Bell. The artist was inspired by his vision of what will be the living environment in the future and considered the possibility of flying cities. The structure is driven entirely by [...]