Architects often have a problem with nature. First because their achievements are often from concrete. And concrete is anything but natural.
Then, because the architect’s work is originally a means for man to protect himself from hostile nature.
So, if we have to use materials like glass and steel, we are far from seeking harmony with nature.
Except that there, an exception is always possible. First, with a construction built into nature. Then, because water and space are present everywhere.
You know well the walls covered with plants that are found all over the city. The plants are hooked on a support and a system of circulation of water in a loop makes the water pass from the top to the bottom. Here, we go even further in originality. Metal structures reproduce people, a green flocking is placed on the metal and in some places, genuine plants are installed. The result is interesting and should open up to other innovations.
We are here to Vietnam in a house with two different cultures. Here we find two concrete bridges and steel that symbolize the passage between these two cultures. We will be sensitive to the supply of light and the desire to use modern materials while not forgetting the vegetable with the mini garden. The wood is present everywhere and rounded blend with conventional square.
Can you imagine sleeping in the open but protected from the weather? You’ll find this tiny house in New Zealand wilderness. The original idea is to build this house with very solid glass panels to the walls, ceiling and floor, giving the impression of floating in the air. Thus, whatever the location, it is the nature you see. We find in this house bedroom, a small kitchen and a dining room. In summer, there are sliding doors to keep out the sun, and in winter there is the possibility of a fire.
What to do for fun in a building and attract people’s eyes? Simply build a glass slide 9 meters long! The object has been manufactured from a single piece of glass. Bands were bonded to this sheet to the staircase, the whole being firmly anchored to the ground with a base steel and glue. This achievement is not futile. It is used to develop large glass objects, solid, and with a real aesthetic. These glass objects are also used to keep all the light in a room with their transparency.
Kew House of glass and steel Stuart Piercy is on sale for the modest sum of $ 5,000,000, an amount equivalent to the sale price of the house of Brigitte Bardot in France! This house was built in 2014 from a Victorian barn. The exterior is glass and steel, and found the warmth of wood in floors and some walls. Sometimes the walls are covered with bricks. The whole gives a rather modern look while keeping an antique look.
Do you know the Oregon? You can find a beautiful house overlooking a pond or a studio hidden in a warehouse. Sometimes you cross a bridge to reach these homes that may contain a space in which musicians can practice. as you can see there houses on pillars, glass in pure transparency. Skylights sometimes cross truss roofs, and steel can rub the wood.