Architectural Innovation Brings Nature Into The Home

While many homes in urban areas have gardens and even small green areas on roofs of highrises, architects in Nicosia, Cyprus, have taken things one step further.

Locally called The Garden House, this fantastic eco-friendly house has brought as much green space into the house as possible.

World Architecture summarized the concepts of the project like this.

“A house that brings nature back to the city, promoting shared spaces and social dialogue between its residents is what inspired the architects to design the ‘garden house.’

The design emphasises the potential for private urban gardens and the microclimates they create to improve living conditions within cities and slow global warming.”

What is incredibly innovative is that the architect decided not to fence off the property, but instead allow for a continuous flow of nature from neighboring green areas.

With large walls of glass, there is a constant connection between the indoor space and nature. And in some areas of the house like under staircases, plant life is brought into the living space.

The result is that 60% of the downstairs floor space is designated garden space, allowing the residents to enjoy it 24/7, no matter what the weather is like.

In the world of eco-architecture, this is surely a breakthrough worth copying.

Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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