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Have you ever wanted to live in a home that was good for the environment, both futuristic and quaint at the same time, and perfectly blended in with the natural world around it while also standing out and being incredibly stylish? These futuristic earth-conscious homes could be precisely what you are looking for and might be pretty close to a possibility.
I have a treat for you if you have never heard of Earthship architecture. After graduating from architecture School in 1969, a brilliant architect named Michael Reynolds founded and created the concept of the Earthship, a way of building homes with recycled and natural materials, often using tin cans and glass bottles throughout its structure.
Because the materials are often natural, and most Earthship structures are built by hand, it is common for Earthship buildings to have a more rounded or curved shape. Very rarely are the structures made with excessively hard angles; instead, they use the natural flow of air and curves to the advantage of the home.
With the amount of money saved by reclaiming old materials and using natural materials like clay and special concrete mixtures, Earthship technology is quickly set to become one of the most popular forms of home as people become more environmentally conscious.
Bearing the hallmark signs of an Earthship construct, this concept home is a stunning representation of what the future holds regarding architecture. The home has a natural feel with rounded shapes and a textured exterior that looks like a mix of concrete and a more natural alternative, like sun-bleached clay. Half reclaimed by nature, it looks like an Earthship home made for a forest hermit. It could be mistaken for a carved-out cluster of mushrooms.
The swooping room only serves to help with the fantasy/mushroom aesthetic, combining tile-less patches of sloping roofs with tiles and even featuring a moss or grass-covered green roof.
The bulb-like windows that bend outwards give the structure an almost otherworldly feel, making one think of eyes on a fae creature or the bubble-like exterior of a spaceship. Aside from that, many fixtures, such as the French glass doors that open onto the grass-covered lawn, windows with laces, and blinds that give privacy for the casement windows, offer excellent ventilation throughout the home.
Decorative carving and shaping of the exterior clay-concrete mix allow for stunning customizations like decorating port windows, creating window sills and overhangs to protect open windows from the elements, and natural ventilation in rooms like kitchens or bathrooms that might otherwise collect moisture.
With plenty of glass windows allowing for natural light throughout the home, it’s no wonder that the inside of a home like this one would probably be even more beautiful than the exterior.