Insulating veil of plants envelops stunning seaside home in Mexico

January 10, 2017 by  
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Nature-inspired design has never looked so good. Los Angeles-based Ezequiel Farca Architects have camouflaged a seaside villa in Mexico with a lush green envelope. The two-story Vallarta House is carpeted in a massive green roof and vertical greenery on the exterior, while the sea-facing facade provides spectacular views of the Pacific bay. The eight-bedroom vacation home was designed to provide every possible amenity for vacationers. Along with the jaw-dropping ocean views , the home includes a home gym, home theater, two Jacuzzis, swimming pool, fire pit, and several multi-functional gathering spaces. For optimal views and natural lighting, every room has floor-to-ceiling windows that open to private terraces. Related: Casa Xixim is an eco-friendly, self-sustaining resort in Mexico The main living and dining room on the ground floor open up into the pool and terrace area, creating a seamless interior-exterior integration throughout the home. The interior design scheme borrows from 1950’s modernism to enhance the architectural style. As for sustainability, the designers chose to use natural stone and concrete walls that both provide passive cooling during hot seasons. Additionally, the massive green rooftop and green walls help insulate the house, reducing the need for artificial air-conditioning. Aesthetically, the greenery also helps blend the home into the natural landscape. + Ezequiel Farca Architects Via Freshome Photography by Jaime Navarro and Roland Halbe

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Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna takes advantage of the stunning Stockholm seaside views

March 30, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna takes advantage of the stunning Stockholm seaside views Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1912 Olympic Stadium , Brenner Sauna , Brenner Sauna sweden , Faltak , Faltak technique , Murman Architects Sweden , Murman Arkitekter , Saltsjobaden architecture , Saltsjobaden Sweden , seaside architecture , swedish architecture , timber clad , timber clad sauna , unobtrusive architecture

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SilverWoodHouse is an organic remodel that reflects the surrounding seaside

March 2, 2015 by  
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Giant colorful lampshades transform Quebec City streets into cozy interior-like spaces

March 2, 2015 by  
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Green Car Reports: Why one analyst thinks Tesla is doomed, the 2016 Volvo XC90 hybrid, and the perils of breaking up with fossil fuels

March 2, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. What defines a “ green car ” can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week,  Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles , conventional hybrids, high-efficiency clean diesels, and smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles in general. Here’s a selection of their stories from last week. Read the rest of Green Car Reports: Why one analyst thinks Tesla is doomed, the 2016 Volvo XC90 hybrid, and the perils of breaking up with fossil fuels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric cars , electric vehicles , Green Automobiles , green car news , Green Car Reports , green cars , green transportation , green vehicles , hybrid cars

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Mysterious La Manzanera Resort Rises from the Seaside Cliffs of Calpe, Spain

July 12, 2013 by  
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