Due to the latest innovative materials, the eco friendly and prefab houses are back into the spotlight. Many architects and constructors are turning again their attention to these green concepts of living. These futurist houses are not only cost-efficient, but they also provide brilliant energy-saving solutions. They comply with the latest eco building requirements. Construction of prefab houses takes considerably less time, significantly reducing waste, and costs. In this article, we will take a brief look at the latest trends in eco friendly architecture and design.
1. Eco-friendly houses
The concept of ECO has not been fully understood yet. An Eco-friendly house is not a house made from ecological materials, but rather a house which tries not to harm the environment. This means that it will not pollute, and it will take as little exhaustible energy from the environment as possible. A house made out of prefabricated concrete panels for example, is environmentally friendly because it does not produce harmful substances. Thus, an eco-friendly house is not a risk for the surroundings.
Wood for example cannot be considered Eco, because it is a resource which regenerates very slowly. Concrete on the other hand is made out of widespread materials. Although an Eco-friendly house is costly to build, in the end you will end up saving more money than you would with a regular home. This is because eco friendly houses use unconventional energy sources like solar panels and wind installations which are energy-efficient.
2. Prefab houses
Prefab houses are modular houses, which take a lot of time to build, but they are very advantageous for the producers and clients. These houses are extremely cheap, perfectly hydro and thermo isolated. Prefabricated houses are as comfortable as regular houses. They look good and are guaranteed to resist at least 100 years. People see this type of housing as a pragmatic and accessible solution for lower budgets, and for horizontally expanding cities.
3. Integrating houses in the environment
Human communion with nature has lost its meaning in the industrial era, but architects all over the world are trying to revive the concept. They focus on creating houses which match the environment (color, shape, texture). The results are really amazing. Architects are designing homes which open up to the surroundings, rooms with big windows, to reduce the border between the house and the environment.
4. Organic Architecture
Organic architecture, which proposes a lot of unusual forms, is not a new concept in architecture. It was first studied by Antonio Gaudi. Basically it reproduces natural forms, decorative elements which respect the ergonomic nature of space and the human body, curvaceous lines and lack of corners. The lack of corners is supposed to make a person feel protected.
We hope that this article is useful if you consider building an eco-friendly or a prefab tiny house. There are many amazing designs, and you can work with your architect to customize your green home as much as you like. Ask for the latest energy-saving solutions, such as solar panels, insulated windows and doors. Have you ever lived in an eco-friendly or prefab house? What was it like? Share your experience in the form below!