Positioned in Revine Lake, Italy, the GREEN ZERO project is a exciting and contemporary strategy to Eco living. The Exterior hides a rainwater collection program within its grid function of iron pipes that crisscross in an asymmetrical vertical pattern reminiscent of the nearby tree trunks. The graphic presented by the pipes has dual functionality. The pipe posts act as a assistance to the overhanging roof and two of them are also the channels for the rainwater collection system. Juxtaposed against the sculptural pipes is the poetic “C” shape of the constructing that houses the overhanging roof, the deck and the hospitality quarters.
The structures accommodation shell is fully prefab and created with interlocking wooden planks. The best of the unit integrates a thin solar panel to harvest electrical energy and the foundation is a natural split stone system, tied together inside a wire cage. The numerous sizes of the stone bits let for the appropriate mechanical resistance.
The architects envisioned the structure to start out as a flat surface that would then be bent to kind a C. The bull nosed curves of the C are sewn on one particular side with thin metal threads and the wooden living quarters are framed inside the elongated C. The creating has an outside deck area with a covered ceiling developed by the roofline, and indoor places that include a bedroom, a bathroom and a mechanical space.
The bedroom is a showcase of modern pattern and comfort. The headboard wall is a stylized cross section thru a forest. On the proper side you see the daylight beyond the tree trunks and on the left side the twilight. The headboard itself repeats the daylight green and the twilight purple – but reverses the order. Wild looking armchairs are wrapped in white vinyl with seats in the exact same two colours and the desk and shelving on the far wall repeat the white washed stain utilised on the flooring. The only extra colour noticed is the charcoal throw on the bed that plays off of the white washing.
The bedroom has a set of sliding glass doors that open to the covered deck area. On the deck there is an outside padded sofa bench and a hi-tech table with lighting and music method. Add to that the twilight sensor that involves a bottom up light illumination on the trees and all who remain here cannot assist but enjoy an evening outdoors before retiring for the night.
Adding to the modern comforts and hi-tech furnishings is the master bed with two twin mattresses contained inside the frame, each and every mattress is individually adjustable for maximum comfort. The head and foot of the mattress can be lifted or lowered based on the guests demands.
The furnishings on the deck are a entertaining continuation of the modern day décor and play off of the steel posts in an oddly organic manner as though the steel posts are an extension of the trees beyond and the seating are large boulders settled into the landscape.
Next to the bedroom is the bathroom and right here also, a large graphic pattern is showcased on the wall. Unlike the bedroom, this graphic is not stylized but is a digitally reproduced image of the split stones that are housed inside the foundation. This wallpaper pattern is a exciting and intriguing way to showcase part of the buildings hidden structure. The vanity is kept to a straightforward counter with end panel help. A long bar runs the length of the counter for hanging towels on. An oval vessel sink and a counter mirror are combined with a easy floating shelf above.
The back of the constructing hides a niche that wraps about a tall and narrow Birch tree. This wrap about style creates a division among the bathroom and the mechanical area and also delivers the only windows into these two spaces. The location of the tree gives full privacy for the bathroom via the window. At evening the Twilight Lighting Sensor can be turned on to illuminate the tree with a bottom up floodlight.
At evening each the interior of the suite and the outside deck can be flooded with off the grid light by way of the thin solar panel on the roof. The rainwater collection system hidden within the Steel posts is collected and available to use at a speed of 5 litres per minute.
The complete design and style of the GREEN ZERO project is an amazing example of how eco-friendly living can be enjoyable, functional and visually spectacular.
Daniele Menichini Architecture