Raise the Roof :: With some DIY and design smarts, a crumbling early 1900s shed was converted into an airy living space to entertain guests. The roof of the shed was raised to give the 22x13-foot structure a bit of breathing room and was then re-covered with leftover shingles. Sustainable solutions were used, such as reusing furniture already in their collection and repainting vintage shutters.
Property Values: A quiet rear courtyard leads to a lovely garden pavilion. Topped with a tentlike roof, the folly would make an ideal office, guest room, or entertaining space.
House with a Large Hipped Roof / Naoi Architecture & Design Office. The house has an open square plan intersected by living room in the middle, and master bedroom, bathroom, dining/kitchen and closet located along both outer zones. The living space can be freely subdivided by sliding doors, providing both privacy and a feeling of togetherness as in traditional Japanese houses. www.archdaily.com...
SolTech Glass Tiles...these transparent shingles are able to heat your home by using a simple system to store energy from the sun Read more: SolTech’s Gorgeous Glass Tiles Heat Your Home With Solar Energy | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
The Scallop Shell - one of the most enduring Camino symbols. It is said that a hand reached out in kindness is the same shape as this Galician seashell. And for the superstitious pilgrim it's bad luck to eat scallops before entering the gates of Santiago de Compostela.