Positioned in Revine Lake, Italy, the GREEN ZERO project is a entertaining and modern day strategy to Eco living. The Exterior hides a rainwater collection method 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 totally prefab and made with interlocking wooden planks. The top of the unit integrates a thin solar panel to harvest electrical energy and the foundation is a organic split stone program, tied together inside a wire cage. The various sizes of the stone bits let for the correct 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 side with thin metal threads and the wooden living quarters are framed within the elongated C. The creating has an outside deck location with a covered ceiling produced by the roofline, and indoor locations that consist of a bedroom, a bathroom and a mechanical space.
The bedroom is a showcase of contemporary pattern and convenience. The headboard wall is a stylized cross section thru a forest. On the right 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 searching 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 employed on the flooring. The only additional colour observed 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 outdoor padded sofa bench and a hi-tech table with lighting and music program. Add to that the twilight sensor that consists of a bottom up light illumination on the trees and all who stay right here can not assist but take pleasure in an evening outdoors prior to retiring for the evening.
Adding to the modern comforts and hi-tech furnishings is the master bed with two twin mattresses contained inside the frame, every single mattress is individually adjustable for maximum comfort. The head and foot of the mattress can be lifted or lowered depending on the guests demands.
The furnishings on the deck are a exciting continuation of the contemporary décor and play off of the steel posts in an oddly organic manner as although the steel posts are an extension of the trees beyond and the seating are massive boulders settled into the landscape.
Subsequent to the bedroom is the bathroom and right here too, a large graphic pattern is showcased on the wall. In contrast to 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 entertaining and intriguing way to showcase part of the buildings hidden structure. The vanity is kept to a simple counter with finish panel assistance. A lengthy 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 building hides a niche that wraps about a tall and narrow Birch tree. This wrap about design and style creates a division among the bathroom and the mechanical room and also offers the only windows into these two spaces. The place of the tree delivers full privacy for the bathroom by way of the window. At night the Twilight Lighting Sensor can be turned on to illuminate the tree with a bottom up floodlight.
At night both the interior of the suite and the outside deck can be flooded with off the grid light through the thin solar panel on the roof. The rainwater collection program hidden inside the Steel posts is collected and available to use at a speed of 5 litres per minute.
The total design and style of the GREEN ZERO project is an awesome example of how eco-friendly living can be exciting, functional and visually beautiful.
Daniele Menichini Architecture