But the lineup of eco-friendly features at this Californian ranch is not limited to sustainable farming and ranching practices as the house itself is LEED-Platinum-certified and comes with an array of features like photovoltaic panels that offer clean energy and geothermal radiant heating that cuts back on energy consumption.
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.
An additional feature at this elegant home is the wonderful presence of clerestory windows which bring in a flood of natural light and create a cheerful atmosphere. Materials such as native cut stone copper and western red cedar succeed in giving the beautiful residence a timeless appeal despite its more modern silhouette.
The entry of the home offers complete privacy while the gorgeous living area laced with glass windows opens up towards the lush green grassland and the farms that surround the house.
Located in Singapore was no different with its showing signs of fatigue and aging as the interior became a dark dreary mess filled with unnecessary partitions. Transforming it into a bright and beautiful modern home Atelier M+A made sure that it was the perfect dwelling for a young family and their fast-paced urban lifestyle.
The exterior of this Aussie home brings together form and functionality effortlessly as fire-resistant spotted gum cladding and concrete panels offer perfect insulation along with visual and textural intrigue. It is this blend of materials that gives the residence its unique identity and this balance between concrete and warm wooden elements is also continued indoors.
One of the hardest parts of home design is to unearth space when none exists. This often means turning to space-saving cabinets and décor that takes up little square footage as well as utilizing clever tricks that give the impression of an airy open interior.