Sustainable design and architecture are not always about high-end technology and sleek energy-saving gadgets. Located in the heart of Namibia’s capital city this interesting and innovative residence celebrates green design practices with the adaptive reuse of materials.
House Ber stands out visually right from the get-go as its street façade paints a stylish sculptural picture. One of the key features of the house is the way it brings different textures and contrasting elements together as and open patios define the overall silhouette of the residence. Large glass doors offer seamless connectivity with the patio and the extensive backyard while marble and Caesarstone surfaces give the interior a posh luxurious appeal.
Taking this sustainable and resourceful approach forward is the in whichacquired a beautiful new extension along with a revamp of the existing home. The creative minds at Bates Masi Architects decided to keep the original skeletal structure of this waterfront home intact while giving it an imaginative makeover.
If you own a sensational penthouse in the city of Beirut Lebanon then most homeowners and architects would want to incorporate the distant Mediterranean views into the overall scheme of things. But iconic architect Bernard Khoury has always had ideas that have challenged conventions and redefined the trendy.
Working with the existing structure and repurposing many of the materials discarded during the renovation the home takes a smart turn toward green design. The brick exposed concrete and rusted steel exterior of the house not only gives it a sense of uniqueness but also lets it blend effortlessly with the lovely landscape all around it.
While wood panel cladding and sculptural decor add inviting warmth to the ravishing home it is intricate steelwork that becomes the defining element of the penthouse. A second floor mezzanine level with a steel grating bridge and a fresco-style giant metallic installation that turns the ceiling into a sensational visual addition add to the overall ambiance of the space. Additions like a gorgeous spiral staircase and serene private bedrooms complete this one-of-a-kind dream home.
Folded light gauge metal sheets not only added additional strength to the walls but also ensured that the prefab additions did not disturb the aesthetics of the house. With an ability to withstand high-speed hurricane winds these lightweight metallic panels also let in ample natural ventilation thanks to their perforated design.