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Eco Design

Environmental sustainability has always been a unique topic, especially with so many homes and commercial properties aiming to be LEED certified. We delve into some really fun designs that showcase beautiful materials and clever use of sustainable elements culminating into functionality and great architecture that we can all be fascinated with. Have a look at some satisfying environmentally friendly properties that will leave you inspired to want to emulate some of the ideas featured here into your own home design, whether it be a new-build or a renovation project.

Half-buried house is full of unique details

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The Arc House is a private residence designed by Maziar Behrooz Architecture for a retired couple and their two big dogs in East Hampton, New York. The arc contains the living, dining and kitchen areas in an open plan reminiscent of a loft. The entry canopy to the arch and a few other components within […]

Beautiful sustainable home within an urban reserve

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Selected for the 2008 Dallas AIA Homes Tour, the UR22 Residence is a 4,000 square foot single family home within the Urban Reserve; a master planned sustainable development in Dallas, Texas. UR22 was designed by Vincent Snyder Architects for “empty nesters” that desire a high degree of internal and external connectivity while providing a sense […]

Contemporary family vacation home in Montauk

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The Pryor Residence is a vacation home designed by Bates Masi Architects for a couple with two young boys in Montauk, New York. The home features distant views of the ocean and was built for the family to share an outdoor lifestyle and to evoke feelings of a camping lifestyle. The residence has multiple entryways […]

Castaway to the tropical Benguerra Island

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Azura Hotel is a castaway fantasy: a remote retreat of luxury thatched villas on the sunny shores of Benguerra Island within the Bazaruto Marine National Park, off the coast of southern Mozambique. Azura is the country’s first luxury ‘eco’ boutique retreat. Built entirely by hand by the local community and operated in partnership with them, […]

Eco-luxury winter loft in Sao Paulo

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Fernanda Marques a Brazil based architect studio designed this luxury sustainable winter loft for the Casa Cor 2010 exhibit in Sao Paulo. Described as, “A house that expands your horizons, that doesn’t confine, that is virtually and concretely open to the world, nature and its inhabitants. Fernanda Marques’s project for the Casa Cor 2010 exhibit […]

Retreat to the remote island of Koh Kood

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Just off the eastern coast of Thailand, Soneva Kiri Resort by Six Senses is a remote island of jungle and beach. Koh Kood is one of Thailand’s largest yet most uninhabited islands, known for its pure waterfalls, crystal clear waters and traditional village life. The resort comprises of 42 pool villas along the beach front […]

House of Pavilions in Bangalore

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House of Pavilions has been designed by Architecture Paradigm in Bangalore, India. The residence has been designed for three generations living under one roof which is a common situation in this area. Being located in a gated community on the edge of the city offers opportunities to explore this relatively new phenomenon which promises an […]

Gorgeous modern eco-estate in Costa Rica

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Fluttering just above and hugging the lush coastal terrain of Guancaste, Costa Rica, Mariposa’s interior garden, living, dining room, kitchen and exterior entertaining is subtly separated from the private areas as a result of an enveloping exterior garden bridged by a glass circulation spine. The 4,747 square foot (441 square meters) 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom […]

Eco-luxury villa immersed in the jungle

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Enjoy phenomenal views of the Pacific Ocean and ruby red skies at sunset. Tierra is a charming contemporary eco-luxury villa in Guanacaste, Costa Rica with spectacular ocean views that is fully immersed in its jungle setting. The house has 3 large bedrooms, and the master suite’s private deck is equipped with Jacuzzi tub. The villa […]

Amazingly innovative green home

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The Power Haus was built by Florida-based builder Josh Wynne Construction. Located in Sarasota, Florida, the house has achieved a minus 22 HERS index, the lowest HERS rating on record in the US, and is producing more energy than it consumes on a yearly basis. The Power Haus by Josh Wynne Construction: “Power Haus was […]

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