3 Fascinating Salvaged Wood Houses
We are increasingly more concerned about the environment simply because we care about our future and our children’s. But beyond our preoccupation for nature manifested through simple gestures such as throwing garbage into the bin, recycling natural materials is really an effective means of preserving the surrounding nature which has been under human siege. Solutions are many, but today we will focus on some salvaged wood houses, a concrete way to help protect the environment, but also to save money.
The first example is a holiday retreat built of salvaged wood in the US state of Montana. The two story wood cabin covers a living area of 160 square meters and attracts by the combination of modern architecture and rustic elements, such as the large window that presides over the entrance. The house is flanked by a screened porch for relaxing moments close to nature and a symmetrical side body which houses the kitchen. Access to the attic bedrooms is done via a wooden staircase.
The second project comes from Norway and shows itself as same bold game between the austere look imparted the reclaimed old wood and the openness of the generous glazed surfaces. This house echoes the old barn in the yard which is to be torn down. Both in terms of spatial organization, and by usage of the old wooden cladding for the new house. The continuous band of windows allows for varied story of light and view throughout the day.
Finally, this contemporary, shed roof style home is located on the outskirts of Ketchum on Warm Springs Creek, Idaho. The simple, open floor plan, large windows and expansive deck provides an affordable layout designed for enjoying the surroundings and for providing a great space for family and friends. The vertical, recycled wood siding and rain screen gives it a modern appearance with a warm, inviting feel.
Sources: Inspirationgreen.com, Williams-partners.com, Jva.no, Rmtarchitects.com